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Uganda wheat or common wheat (Triticum) is a grass family crop that is famous as the main source of bread and bakery products through the act of seed milling. In Uganda, the plant grows mostly in the mountainous parts along the Kenya border to the east and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the west. The country first grew its wheat in the early part of the 20th century. Since then, the sector has grown only gradually as now there are about 5000 hectares under the crop. Much of the country’s cereal goes into flour production in Jinja, where the nation’s main miller is located. Wheat first grew perhaps in Turkey’s southeastern mountainous tip and some parts of Syria, according to evidence from ancient excavations.
Eating wheat products provides about 327 calories of energy per 100 grams. It also serves 12.61 grams of protein out of every 100 grams. Its iron content is 3.19 mg/100g.
We source Uganda wheat from the cooler parts of Uganda with land elevations of over 1500 meters above sea level. Prominent parts include the Mount Elgon area to the east, the Ruwenzori ranges to the west as well as Kapchorwa and Kabale. Our contacts keep a farming area of less than 2 acres which they cultivate by farmyard manure with low or no farm sprays.
We harvest Uganda wheat by the use of three necessary tools: a moisture meter, cutting tool and a sickle. The first one checks that the wheat is dry enough to cut down, when the moisture registers about 14 to 20 percent. We then sharpen the sickles for optimal performance. We also check that the cutting tool or header is well contoured to follow in the wake of the sickle easily.
For manual harvests, we pick Uganda wheat by the above tool combination. For combine harvesters, we utilize the mechanical tools in the machine after we adjust them to our requirements. In either case, we pick the chaff at least 8 centimeters above the ground. The reason for this is not only to maintain undisturbed soil for the next crop but to lower the amount of chaff that goes into the harvester. Our expert workers also try their best to use the sickle to expose only the necessary chaff part with minimum straw intact.
Our next stage of harvesting Uganda wheat is that of threshing the produce. In the case where the harvesting is manual, we take the harvest to the packinghouse first. With a combine harvester, we set the rotors to comfortable rotation speed. This easily separates the grains from the chaff with little loss of grains. This is especially when our mechanics set the speed of grain-chaff separation evenly.
Finally, the threshed Uganda wheat, now in grain form goes into the winnowing chamber of the harvester. Here, a fan sets off the light specks to fly off while the grains pass through a sieve that is small enough to prevent the thicker foreign matter from entering. The uncontaminated cereal goes into the harvester’s storage tank. In the case of manual threshing, we roll a threshing pin over the chaffs. We then winnow the wheat by air-blowing it. The light debris flies off and leaves the oval-shaped seeds behind. After final sorting, the grains are now also ready to store just like those of the combine harvester.
We then dry the cereal at the moderately high temperature of 60 degrees Celsius. This ensures that it will be ready for use for use with low moisture levels. This also prevents mold formation during storage.
We pack Uganda wheat in various sizes, including the average 50-kilogram polypropylene (PP) bags. We also have jute bags and woven bags that keep the grains well aerated throughout the shipping period. All the packages feature appropriate labels with the size of the shipment, the country of origin and the destination. If the produce comes in a processed form like flour, we provide in Atta packs of various weights from 500 grams to tens of kilograms.
We store Uganda wheat at low saturation levels at a temperature of between 5 degrees and 15 degrees Celsius. If there is incomplete drying, we keep the grains in an aerated area where air can ventilate it. We maintain the same temperatures in the cool, dry, modified environment of our special delivery trucks. As soon as we load the wheat, we ensure it reaches Entebbe expeditiously so that it will be at your destination on time.
Indeed, Uganda wheat is now quite readily available courtesy of our ever-widening circle of farmers who grow it for us. We consort only with family growers with Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificates. You can expect the produce to reach your destination while still in good condition. We also maintain the same quantity parameters as those for which you request. On top of that, our prices are unbeatably fair. Make your order today!
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