AIMday Circular Economy approved proposals
Manitoba Industry-Academia Partnership (MI-AP) has awarded three pre-study projects to University of Manitoba researchers. The pre-study projects are well aligned with BioTEI's mission and has practical applications to sustainably utilize Moringa stenopetala for food and industrial applications.
Protein isolation from Moringa stenopetala and enzymatic hydrolysis to release bioactive peptides (Dr. Rotimi Aluko, University of Manitoba, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences).
Novel, sustainable protein extraction and processing technology to improve techno-functional properties, protein digestibility and bioactivity of Moringa steno proteins (Dr. Nandika Bandara, University of Manitoba, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences).
Development biodegradable packaging material using waste product from Moringa process (Dr. Qiuyan Yuan, University of Manitoba, Department of Civil Engineering).
To fully utilize the nutritional, therapeutic and environmental uses of Moringa, BioTEI, is pursuing high impact research projects that aim to sustainably harness the economic benefits of the plant. The Canadian government through its NRC-IRAP, SR&ED and CleanTech programs has contributed funding for research projects of BioTEI. Here are some recent high impact R&D projects the company has successfully accomplished.
Moringa stenopetala is tightly linked with food and livelihood security of local communities in Konso and neighbouring areas in Southern Ethiopia
credit: Debebe Worku Dadi
General research goal: Deciphering bio-functional properties of the African wild tree, Moringa stenopetala, for food and therapeutic applications using innovative technologies.
Credit: Annette's trip to Ethiopia Nov. 8 -13, 2019
Our research findings
Moringa PJ4430- Moringa stenopetala (Moringa leaf powder from BioTEI Inc.)
Moringa organic- Moringa Oleifera (commercially available Moringa leaf powder)
The experiment was conducted at AAFC- Innovative Therapy Research Laboratory in Canada
Ultra-performance liquid chromatography analysis revealed:
Rutin was present in Moringa steno leaf powder only.
61.6 mg/g rutin was present in the the dry leaf powder of Moringa Steno.