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As if old uses were not enough, a new, modern application of moringa seems to be in packaging of foods. It is known that many packaging materials contain toxic additives, some even carcinogenic (inducing cancer). But good preservation of freshness, quality and flavor is definitely important for products such as raw meat. Moringa oleifera leaf extract was an effective additive for preservation of raw beef stored in controlled oxygen atmosphere, and this extract can be used as a natural antioxidant in this process. Safe and clean! Another recently described application, this time for animals care, is for the farming of sea creatures such as prawns. Moringa extract proved to be an effective natural antibiotic that can be used to safeguard the cultures of prawns in dedicated farms. Again, this means less costly and potentially dangerous chemicals and antibiotics present in seafood.
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