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We provide high quality Ethiopia spinach to the local and export market. We source the raw fresh Ethiopia spinach from family growers from Ethiopia.
Ethiopia spinach (Spinacia oleracea) grows in the highlands of the country, especially in the Tigray region to the north where it thrives next to cabbages, tomatoes, onions and carrots. Belonging to the same family as amaranth, the plant’s green leaves are some of the most in demand among all modern vegetables because of a low supply around the globe. The main characteristics of the plants are their abilities to perform well in temperate climates, even through icy conditions. For this reason, they grow in the cool northern parts of the horn of Africa country.
The term, spinach, dates back to1300-A.D., with the most popular naming theory being that the term ‘espinarc’ means ‘green hand.’ Indeed, the main varieties of the plant have dark green leaves with visible white veins. The origin may have been Persia (modern-day Iran) on unknown dates but the first distribution area was 647 A.D. in Nepal, south-east Asia. In royalty, Catherine de Medici favored the spinach more than any other vegetable. Though the kale of the different brassica family originated in Ethiopia 4000 years ago, it is not clear when the similar-looking spinach came to the country.
We source our Ethiopia spinach from family growers in the highlands of Tigray. The farmers in the area supplement rain water with pond reserves that bring the vegetables moisture during dry times, using canals. We also get spinach from the southern market town of Arba Minch, which together with Sodo, another marketplace in the south, are some of the biggest regional vegetable suppliers in the country.
Spinach is rich in virtually all major vitamins led by vitamin K, important for blood clotting, at a whooping 460 percent of the daily value. Vitamin C is available at 34 percent of the daily value, while vitamin A for clear eyesight stands at 59 percent of the daily nutritional needs. Vitamin B2 riboflavin in Ethiopia spinach is 16 percent while folate is 49 percent. Calcium (10 percent), iron (21 percent), manganese (43 percent) and potassium (12 percent) are the major mineral contents in the vegetable.
We pack our Ethiopia spinach in small sizes of around 5 pounds (2.26 kilograms). We keep the fresh leaves in 1/2 bushel boxes with at least 12 bunches of the green leaves in each package. We also have larger packages of 13 pounds or roughly 7 kilograms that come in sizable boxes.
We seal each produce box with top ice to keep the vegetable in the same condition as in the field. In cases of high temperature, we keep liquid ice that is about 2.2 pounds for every 2 kilograms of spinach leaves. This provision prolongs the shelf life of the leaves by a high duration on transit by air.
If you are in search of the most sumptuous tropical vegetable from the horn of Africa, you can depend on our Ethiopia spinach. Cultivated in pristine irrigated fields to the north of the country, the crop grows under Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified farmers who use little or no farm sprays and enrich the soil with only farm manure. While spinach prices in the world can rise and dip at will due to supply and demand factors, you can depend on us for reliable, affordable supply at the right time and quantity. Talk to us today for more information, even as you make your first order!
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