Thai Freeze Dry processes those parts of the plants with the highest therapeutic values. Our moringa, jiaogulan and other herbal materials are not processed with stems which are mostly pulp. We will use only the leaves with the small capillary veins that hold the leaves together.
Yes, you can purchase 100% moringa that is 15% leaves and 85 % stems by weight. Leaves together with the stems can be thrown into an oven, cooked and then mechanically ground to powder. Yes, this is “100% moringa” but the health value is far from optimized. The stems do not contain high therapeutic value consisting primarily of pulp. Read more
As part of TFD’s permanent commitment to improve our products, service and food safety we have implemented a state-of-the-art ozone antimicrobial treatment system. Ozone has been used for many years around the world and dwas recently approved by the U.S.A. F.D.A. as an antimicrobial treatment. (GRAS approval for direct contact on food by FDA Final Rule 21 CFR Part 173.336)
Porous particle structure increased surface area per unit of weight (see photo below)
Consistentdrying at lower temperatures
Sublimation and micronization accomplished in a one-step process – faster production time
Finished powder with exceptionally low moisture levels better preserved
Science recognizes the freeze dry process as the most effective method of preservation of bio-active substances including herbs and botanicals. Freeze drying became well known near the end of WWII when it was used to transport blood plasma to soldiers on the front lines. When snake venom is collected to make anti-venom it is freeze-dried. Most scientific laboratories have small desktop freeze dry machines to preserve samples. The goal is to preserve the sample with the least possible disturbance to its chemical composition. Read more