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India commences exports of Moringa powder

India commences exports of Moringa powder

  • India commences exports of Moringa powder, keeping in mind the rising global demand, because of its nutritional properties.
  • In a bid to promote Moringa (botanical name Moringa oleifera) products exports from India, APEDA has been supporting private entities in creating necessary infrastructure.
  • With more Moringa processing units being created through support of APEDA, the exports would be increasing in the next few years which would bring benefits to the farmers.


  • Moringa has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits in various forms.
  • Globally, the demand for Moringa products, such as Moringa Leaf Powder and Moringa Oil, has been witnessing healthy growth.
  • Moreover, international organizations and institutions are exploring the best ways on how to use Moringa as a nutritional supplement and in food fortification.
  • There are several species of Moringa across the world.
  • Its usage has been well received among the global consumers for its nutritional, medicinal, culinary uses.
  • Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
  • It is an apex body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, responsible for the export promotion of agricultural products.
  • APEDA was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985.

Functions of APEDA

  • Promotion of exports of agricultural and processed food products. Promotion of export oriented production and development of the Scheduled products.
  • To make Improvement in numerous areas such as packaging, marketing for the Scheduled products outside India.
  • Setting standards and specifications for the scheduled products for the purpose of exports.
  • Financial assistance, reliefs and subsidy to the relating industries.
  • To provide training in the related areas

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