The Philippines: A Perfect Place for Moringa to Thrive

The Philippines is an archipelago with more than 7000 islands, making it one of the most ideal places on earth for biodiversity to thrive. Agricultural products are in the top 10 exports of the Philippines, simply because it is known to produce some of the world’s highest quality goods, such as fruits, nuts, and vegetables, thanks to the naturally fertile volcanic soil, agricultural expertise, and increasing government commitment. 

Fast-emerging industry

The production of Moringa oleifera Lam, locally known as “malunggay” is seen as one of the fastest emerging industries in the country. The last 10 years has seen interest from different sectors like government agencies, non-government consortiums, and private organizations coming together to advocate for "the Miracle Tree" of the Philippines.

Campaigns about Moringa’s amazing health benefits continues to reach every corner of the globe, especially in countries where malnutrition is common. Moringa oleifera Lam is everywhere in the Philippines. It is a ubiquitous tree found in almost any local residence with a backyard or land to spare, especially in the provinces. 

Planting Moringa demands minimal daily upkeep and grows in almost all types of soil. It is part of the Filipino life, often used for local, homemade dishes given to lactating mothers to help boost their milk supply, as a natural galactagogue as well as a green nutritional superfood.

With an amazing profile that covers almost the entire spectrum daily nutritional needs, the Philippines has found gold on its shores and is ready to share the benefits of the humble Moringa tree with everyone. Considered a young industry in the Philippines, there is infinite room for the commercial growth of Moringa products. The Philippine government is taking the lead in creating sound policies and laws that will make the industry sustainable and at the same time beneficial for Filipino local farmers.

Proudly, Sugarpod Naturals, manufacturer of Go-Lacta Philippine Moringa Capsules, Go-Lacta 100% Organic Moringa Premium Powder and Go-Lacta 100% Organic Classic Moringa Tea, sources its products from suppliers that are members of this foundation, ensuring that best practices are in place--from farm to seal.