Master plant: Moringa oleifera
Moringa oleifera seed oil
Moringa oil originally from North India. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the moringo tree, also called the miracle tree, by cold pressing.
Characteristics and substances:
The fatty acids of behen oil are composed of oleic acid (65 – 85%), palmitic acid (about 2 – 10%), stearic acid (2 – 8%), benoic acid (3 – 10%) and arachic acid (1 – 5%) and gadoleic acid (0. 5 – 4%). It is particularly rich in vitamin E, alpha-, beta-, delta-tocopherols, omega 3, -6 and -9 fatty acids as well as other antioxidative components.
Moringa oil is odourless, but has a slightly nutty taste. Moringa oil is an excellent edible oil for preparing salads, marinades and sauces but also for cooking, baking and roasting.