Amendment of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to permit the sale of Moringa Oleifera leaf, pods, oil, seed sprout and root as food and food ingredients in Australia and New Zealand

Noosa Organica Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRO-016894

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Monday, December 12, 2022

  • Project completion date: Friday, December 1, 2023

  • National Priority: NEI - New and Emerging Industries - SM1


Moringa oleifera ‘Moringa’ is a fast-growing, high-protein tree crop offering great potential as food, fodder, medicine, biofuel and fertiliser. Moringa is in high demand globally: the European market was recently valued at US$903 million per annum with a forecast to reach US$1.9 billion by 2027 and predicted growth in other markets, such as the USA, offers similar opportunities. In Australia, estimates suggest that the Moringa industry could reach $2-5 million by 2030.
A significant barrier to industry growth in Australia is Moringa’s classification as a novel food by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) that restricts its sale as a food for human consumption. This project will identify, collate and develop the required information to enable the development of an application to FSANZ to amend the code to permit the sale of Moringa leaf, pod, oil, seed, sprout and root as food and food ingredients in Australia and New Zealand. Removing this constraint will pave the way for Australian and New Zealand agriculture to build a sustainable and profitable Moringa industry to meet the global demand for the product.


New and Emerging Industries

Research Organisation

Noosa Organica Pty Ltd