Among Kratom producers there are different approaches to the process of drying the leaf before it gets crushed and milled. Here is an overview of the different ways:
- Outside on the ground
- Outside on shelves
- Inside on shelves
- Inside on the floor
- Wet leaf in plastic bags
To us there is only one way to dry the leaf that is sufficient in our understanding of product safety
: treatment inside on shelves. The reason is that the probability of contamination when the leaves are placed on the ground for drying is much higher than in shelves. Having the leaves dried outside on shelves you risk to have it contaminated by birds or other animals and even by humans who walk over it.In our perception the worst method of fermenting/rotting the leaves is to put wet leaves in a plastic bag and put it outside in the sun for a few days. This method is used to produce the so-called Bentuangie Kratom. By using this approach, we feel that this is heaven for all kinds of bacteria and fungi to grow in and therefore causes a high risk for the consumer. With our suppliers we make sure that the leaves are dried inside on a shelf with no direct sunlight. This is the best and safest way to conduct this process.