Following fair trade philosophy LOMARI buys only best quality Moringa Oleifera from small-scale Tanzanian farmers. Moringa is cultivated in pristine areas, which have never been exposed to chemicals such as herbicides or pesticides. As the farmers cultivate and harvest on a small scale, the soil is also put under less environmental strain. All this guarantees getting more nutritional, uncontaminated and completely organic product.
The plants are trimmed to keep them short, that ensures easier harvesting, however leaves are only harvested once they are three years old. According to research at this time leaves have the highest nutrient density (especially Iron, Magnesium and Potassium). Once the plants are ready to be harvested, the leaves are handpicked of the tree. Because of this we do not get any unwanted parts of the plant, such as the stems, and none of the leaves get damaged in the process (when the leaves are damaged before they have been dried they turn brown and lose antioxidants). After the leaves have been picked they are washed in salted water in order to kill any possible fungi and bacteria. The leaves are then washed again in plain water to remove the remainder of the salt. Afterwards the leaves are dried in a dark room. It is very important that the Moringa leaf or leaf powder is exposed to a minimal amount of direct sunlight as it can break down the antioxidants. Allowing the leaves to dry naturally at local temperatures keeps all other nutrients intact as well. Once the leaves have been dried, they are ground into a fine powder and transported to Africa in barrels. Here the Moringa leaf powder undergoes a series of tests to ensure that all quality standards in terms of nutritional value, as well as organic pureness are maintained. Once the standards have been confirmed the powder is packaged and labelled. All processing steps are purposefully made in Africa to save as much nutritional value in product as it is possible. Once the packages are ready, they are shipped from Africa to Europe. As soon as the leaf powder arrives to Europe, it undergoes FDA inspection to ensure that their standards are met. Once this has been done the packages are distributed by LOMARI and you get to enjoy all the benefits of the most nutritional plant in the world!
We are proud to bring you this high-quality African product that from beginning to end has been organically produced and traded fairly. It is also completely free of any fillers, preservatives or colorants. Just pure Moringa leaf powder!