Moringa oil is extracted from the seeds of Moringa. It is also know as Ben oil due to the high concentration of behenic acid.
Moringa oil contains flavonoids, a group of plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signalling pathways and antioxidant effects.
Flavonoids are important antioxidants that protect human bodies and blood vessels, while lowering inflammation.
Moringa oil or Ben oil also provides human body with high levels of sterols. They are blocking cholesterol absorption sites in the human intestines and help with lowering cholesterol as well as blood glucose levels.
Since fatty acids, essential for the human body, cannot be produced in sufficient quantity from other substrates, they must be obtained from food. Rich with monounsaturated fatty acids and saturated fats Moringa oil is an excellent nutritional supplement.
Ben oil can be used as a substitute for other types of oil. High smoke point of 230°C (446°F) makes this oil an perfect choice for frying.
Another great feature of Moringa oil – this oil won’t ever go rancid.
Moringa oil specification
- Density at 20°c – 0. 908
- Viscosity at 20°c – 92. 6 cp
- Melting point – 21°c
- Smoke point – 230°c
- Iodine index – 68
- Saponification index – 192