• Rwanda Red Kidney Beans
  • Rwanda Red Kidney Beans
  • Rwanda Red Kidney Beans
  • Rwanda Red Kidney Beans

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We provide high-quality Rwanda kidney beans to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Rwanda kidney beans from family growers in the country.

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Rwanda kidney bean (variety of Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a red, brown or speckled legume with the color and shape of the kidney. It is a popular variety of ibishyimbo which is the Kinyarwanda name for the common bean. Though it is available countrywide, it is more concentrated in Gicumbi district to the north. Here, family growers farm both the climbing and regular beans in the same farmyard. The origin of this type of bean was the Central American highlands. It may have come to Rwanda via Tanzania about 300 years ago.

Consuming kidney beans is a lease into bodybuilding nutrition as they contain 48% of the daily value of protein. The vitamin department is also relatively well-proportioned for a legume: vitamin B-6 which supports cell metabolism is 20% per serving. The level of vitamin C stands at 7%, helpful for meeting immunity needs. The margin of dietary fiber is the highest of any nutrient for it is 100% of the daily value. This means good digestion from every meal. The mineral category is headed by potassium, a nutrient that supports diuretic function, at 40% per serving. This is followed by bone-strengthening magnesium at 35% per serving. Calcium is also available at 14% per serving.  The energy levels in the bean are also quite handy as carbohydrates represent 20 percent of the daily requirements.

We source Rwanda kidney beans from the Northern Province especially Gicumbi district as well as other parts of the country. Our legume-loving farmers operate between 1 and 2 acres of land where they mix climbing and regular beans. They keep the soil fertile through mulch and farmyard manure even as the legume fixes nitrogen into the ground for the next crop. Our family growers also keep off excessive chemical sprays to make the produce acceptable in the international market.

We harvest Rwanda kidney beans three months and one week after the planting date. This can extend to 4 months for the late maturing types. We start by ensuring that the leaves have wilted and the stalks have turned the color of straw. Our farmhands employ sickles to lift the plant off the soil. After drying it while strung upside down in a dry interior environment, our team then gets ready for threshing.

The threshing of kidney beans involves the removal of pods piece by piece to expose the seeds. We may also use the fast method of rolling a pin over two clean tarpaulins holding the beans and then winnow the exposed seeds from the debris and stalks. We go through several bouts of winnowing whereby we remove any remaining specks covering the product. The seeds are then ready to pack.

We pack Rwanda kidney beans in 6.8-kilogram produce boxes that we first dry. We also have boxes that come in the larger sizes of 12 and 14 kilograms. We may opt to use the flexible flat cartons, the taut plastic crates or the sturdy fiber baskets. We finish off each packing bout by sticking self-adhesive labels of the name of the produce, the country of origin and the net weight.

We store Rwanda kidney beans in a cool, dry environment of our cold rooms. We maintain relatively cool temperatures of 7 to 13 degrees Celsius. We maintain a moisture level of below 14%. We convey the produce to via our hydro-cooled vehicles to the airport in Kigali on the same day of packing. You can, therefore, get the cargo in a day or two from the date of its dispatch.

Whether you are in the Middle-east, North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, regionally or within Rwanda, you are within our supply network of Rwanda kidney beans. We have a wide color selection including red, brown and speckled types. Regarding quality, we maintain blemish-free seeds that adhere to your preferences as we source them from Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified family growers. Likewise, we keep track of quantity by having the surplus in each season. Regarding price, we maintain fair rates that are the lower shelf of the current market rates. Make an order today!

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