Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is a tropical, drought-tolerant tree known for its high nutritional content. It is grown throughout the tropics and used in nutrition programs in developing countries because of its high levels of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Moringa is being grown on small farms in the Central Valley, mostly for fresh leaves sold at farmers markets and grocery stores. UC Cooperative Extension in Fresno County and UC SAREP
are working with small-scale farmers to produce dried moringa leaves and powder as value-added products. We are also working with Fresno State's Office of Community and Economic Development
to assist farmers with product development and marketing.
For more information, contact Ruth Dahlquist-Willard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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