Published APR 25, 2019
By ZEYAR HEIN @The Myanmar Times
Myanmar will export Moringa oleifera, or drumstick trees, to Japan for the first time from June onwards, said U Myint Ko, chair of Myanmar Drumstick and Moringa Producer and Exporters Association.
Japan, China, Malaysia and Singapore have offered to purchase the drumsticks from Myanmar but Myanmar can produce only limited quantities of the tree, he said.
The pods from the moringa tree resemble drumsticks. “We received offers to purchase the drumsticks. We cannot produce well to meet demand. There are only just over 200 acres of cultivated drumstick trees across the nation,” he said.
Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia. It is widely cultivated for its young seed pods and leaves used as vegetables and for traditional herbal medicine. It is also used for water purification.
Original Source: https://www.mmtimes.com/news/foreign-demand-myanmars-drumstick-tree-rise.html