Moringa, an Emerging Crop for California

In 2016, UC Cooperative Extension Fresno & Tulare Counties and UC Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SAREP) received a CDFA Specialty Crop Block grant to partner with small-scale Central Valley farmers to identify best practices for drying moringa leaves and producing dried leaf powder as a value-added product. Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is a fast-growing, drought-tolerant tree known for its high nutritional content.