India has a major agribusiness sector which has achieved remarkable successes over the last three and a half decades. India ranks first in the world in production of fruits and second in vegetables. The changing food habits of people are discernible. There has been a positive growth in ready â€“to-serve beverages, fruit juices and pulps, processed fruits and vegetables products, i.e., dried or preserved and dehydrated vegetables and fruits. Moringa or drum sticks is among the well known vegetables being used in our food during its availability. It is commonly known as â€œSejanaâ€. Each vegetable and fruit has its own nutritional content. Moringa tree is mainly grown in semi-arid, tropical and sub-tropical areas. While the best type of soil for this tree is dry and sandy, it can also tolerate poor soil such as that found in coastal areas. The tree is native to the Himalayan foothills in Northwestern India. Moringa is widely cultivated in areas such as Africa, Central and South America, Sri Lanka, India, Mexico, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It is believed to be one of the most useful trees in the world. Its leaves are highly nutritious, being a significant source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, protein, iron and potassium. The leaves are cooked and used as spinach. The tree has a medium height, extending to 15-20 feet. The fruits are 6-8 inch long, brown in color and have six visible veins. The leaves are 1-2 feet long and leaflets are in pairs of 6 to 9, with a width of Â¼ inches. The seeds of Moringa oleifera are triangular in shape and astringent in taste. The usage of drumstick powder is mainly used in curries, kormas, and dal. Apart from that it also makes good savory cutlets. It imparts that special flavour to sambars and is used as a thickening agent. It gives a distinct palatable taste and is a rich source of glutamic acid and it is highly useful in joint pains. Dehydrated drumstick powder is an integral part of Indian cuisine and is extensively used in many food and curry preparations. It is a mass consumption item used round the year. Apart from individual households, it is used in large quantities in restaurants, dhabas, road-side eateries, hotels and canteens and many such places. But the conventional method of eating the fresh pod is not easily available instantly. Hence dehydrated drumstick powder has become acceptable. Drumstick is one of the worldâ€™s most useful trees with potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable land care. From leaves and root to pods and seeds, all parts of the drumstick tree are highly edible. The drumstick is valued mainly for its tender pods, which are relished as vegetable but all its parts â€“ bark, root, fruit, flowers, leaves, seeds and even gum â€“ are of medicinal value. They are used in the treatment of ascites, rheumatism and venomous bites as antiseptic and as cardiac and circulatory stimulants. India is the largest producer of drumstick with an annual production of 1.1 to 1.3 million tonnes grown over 38,000 hectares. Andhra Pradesh leads with 15,665 hectares under murungai cultivation, compared to 7,408 hectares in Tamil Nadu. Drumstick in powder form is easily soluble, is in compact form and very convenient to transport. With increasing health awareness and improved standards of living, drumstick powder has good market potential. New entrepreneurs should venture into this field.