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DRY HIBISCUS FLOWERS.

Its botanical name is Hibiscus Sabdariffa, and Nigeria is the second largest exporter in Africa, behind Sudan, in terms of quality and volume. Harvest period begins in October of every year. The petals are mostly dark red in colour, sundried in the open and thereafter processed (cleaned and bagged) for export.

Hibiscus flowers are traded in three forms, whole flowers, siftings and fine cuts. It is a medicinal herb and health food product, used in the pharmaceutical, beverage and confectionery industries. Hibiscus is known to be a relief for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It also cures liver problems and reduces the risk of cancer. In Mexico, it’s used as a garnish and delicacy.

Specification

  • Colour: Dark Red
  • Taste: Sour
  • Moisture: 12% max
  • Admixture: 0.5% max
  • Broken Flowers: 5% max
  • Packing: In new polypropylene bags of 25 kg net
  • Minimum Order: 6 MT (1 X 20’)
  • Delivery: Prompt

GUM ARABIC

Gum Arabic lumps are dry exudates from the tropical trees of acacia Senegal, acacia seyal and combretum. There are three major types, namely grades 1, 2 and 3. It’s traded in three basis forms – lumps, siftings and powder. Nigeria is the second largest producer in the world, behind Sudan. It’s cultivated in the wild, with harvest started in December of every year.

It its processed form, gum arabic finds applications as an emulsifier, thickener, binder, stabilizer and a preserving agent in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, textile and printing industries. It’s edible and essentially used as a stabilizer in soft drinks, binder in cakes and ink in printing. It also finds relevance in the production of paints, glue, cosmetics, textiles and other industrial application.

Gum Arabic Grade 3
Packing: In new polypropylene bags with inner lining weighing 50 net
Minimum Order: 20 MT (1 x 20’)
Delivery: Prompt

sesame

SESAME SEEDS

Sesame Seed is a small flat seed popular for its culinary and medicinal valuesNigeria produces about 500,000 MT of natural sesame seeds per annum, and ranks third in the global production, behind China and India. The season begins in September of every year. Nigeria has two major types of sesame seeds, namely Kano and Benue. The Benue type is smaller in size, lighter in colour with lower oil content. The Kano type is much bigger in size, darker in colour and has higher oil content. They both appeal to different markets, depending on their applications.

Sesame is used as an ingredient in the production of margarine, sardine, corned beef, etc. It’s used to garnish and decorate confectioneries such as cake, bread, biscuit, burger, sweet, etc. The extracts are used in the production of cosmetics, soap, pharmaceutical and animal feeds.

Specification

  • Purity: 98% min
  • Moisture: 6% max
  • Oil Content: 48% min
  • FFA: 2% max
  • Admixture: 2% max
  • Packing: In new seaworthy polypropylene bags weighing 50kg net
  • Minimum Order: 18 MT (1 x 20’)
  • Delivery: Prompt

DRY SPLIT GINGER

Also known as Zingiber Officinale, ginger is highly valued for its pungency, aroma, high oil and oleoresin contents. Nigeria is the third largest producer of this product in the world with an annual production of 110,000 MT. The harvest starts in October and runs until May. The fresh rhizome is usually split into fairly large pieces and sundried in the open. This process enables the moisture drop to a tolerable level, thus avoiding mouldy splits.Because of its pungency and aroma, it’s used as a spicing agent in the production of bread, biscuits, tea, beer, etc. When extracted, the oil is used as an additive in the production of confectioneries, perfumes, beverages and pharmaceutical products. The products medicinal qualities help to calm nausea and aid digestion amongst others.

Specification

  • Moisture: 12% max
  • Admixture: 2% max
  • Free from insect infestation and mould
  • Packing: In new polypropylene bags weighing 40 kg net

DRY ORANGE PEELS

Orange peels contain compounds that help to lower blood pressure and also control bacterial in the mouth. It essentially strengthens the immune system and checks respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis and lung cancer. It helps to stimulate appetite and is a better source of pectin.

 

  • ORIGIN: Nigeria
  • COLOUR: Shades of orange, yellow, gold and light brown
  • FLAVOUR: Sweet with sharp hint of bitterness
  • TEXTURE: Rough and dry strips of varying curves
  • MOISTURE: 10%
  • PACKING: In new polypropylene bags weighing 25 Kg net each
  • MINIMUM QUANTITY: 6 MT ( 1 x 20’)

DRY KOLA NUTS

Kola nut is native to West Africa. It is also known as cola nitida. Kola nuts have high levels of caffeine and help to increase energy and reduce hunger. It is used mostly in the pharmaceutical industry and also as a blend in the tea industry.

  • ORIGIN: Nigeria
  • TYPE: Split
  • COLOUR: Brown, dark brown and dark red
  • CAFFEINE: 1.5% min
  • ACID INSOLUBLE ASH: 25 max
  • MOISTURE: 5% max
  • COLOUR: Brown, dark brown and dark red
  • ADMIXTURE: 2% max
  • PACKING: In new polypropylene bags weighing 50 Kg net each
  • MINIMUM QUANTITY: 18 MT (1 x 20’)