Do Other Moringa Brands Contain Mould? Ask for a Certificate of Analysis to Find Out

by Anna O'Byrne February 17, 2017

Do Other Moringa Brands Contain Mould? Ask for a Certificate of Analysis to Find Out

Recently we had an inquiry from a customer who wanted to take Moringa for high blood pressure, but who has a sensitivity to mould. She contacted other Moringa brands and wasn't happy with the mould levels they reported...mind you, this is second hand information. We don't have access to the information these other companies provided, and their results may have been misinterpreted.

Wondering how Moringa companies can report on their mold levels?

Every batch of Moringa brought into Canada under a Health Canada license must be certified by a third party quality assurance partner. The batch is screened for dangerous contaminants, like mould, e.coli, and staph bacteria. A Certificate of Analysis (CoA) is then issued confirming the batch meets Health Canada requirements.

There is an allowable limit for each measure, based on conservative safety data (Health Canada doesn't mess around). Mould is measured in CFUs, or "colony forming units". A low and safe level of mold is anything less than 10,000 CFUs per gram of product.

SuperLeaf Moringa's CoAs show that our powder has less than 10% of the safe level. That is, even if the CFUs in our Moringa were 10x higher, it would still be below the threshold for mould.

We can chalk our great measures up to the fast, sterile washing, dehydrating, milling and packing that is characteristic of Nicamanos farm. While other Moringa products are sun dried or shade dried over several days, ours goes from field to packet in a matter of hours.

When sourcing your Moringa leaf powder, ask how it was dried. If the Moringa is shade dried, you have reason to be concerned: any prolonged exposure to damp is an opportunity for mould growth. Look for Moringa that's dried at raw temperatures in stainless steel dehydrators, like the ones our supplier uses. This is the highest standard in quality Moringa production.

Discover the SuperLeaf difference when you try products from our online store.




Anna O'Byrne
Anna O'Byrne

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Anna O'Byrne is co-author of The Moringa Breakthrough, and part of the team behind SuperLeaf™ Moringa. She manages the social media, writes web content and runs digital marketing for SuperLeaf™ Moringa and Natural Calm Canada.



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