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We provide high-quality Rwanda passion fruit to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Rwanda passion fruits from family growers in the country.
Rwanda passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) is one of the popular drupes of this country on the western fringes of East Africa. Growing lushly in the Northern Province, the fruit has become a top-earner for the families who produce it for mainly retail. The purple passion cultivar is the more important export to Europe of the two main types, the other being yellow passion. Though the production capacity in the Great Lakes Region’s nation is still low due to disease management problems, there are still ample supplies.
The consumption of passion fruit is a leeway into health, especially immunity with its 50% margin of the daily needs of vitamin C. The dietary fiber margin peaks at 40%, a fair margin for maintaining proper digestion. The vitamin A content goes up to 25 percent per serving. The magnesium level is usually 7 percent per serving, while that of teeth enamel-strengthening calcium stands at 1 percent. The amount of potassium is about 9 percent per serving, perfect for diuretic functions. Iron peaks at 8 percent of the daily value, essential for oxygen transportation in the body.
We source Rwanda passion fruit from the northern districts. All our family sources have less than 2 acres of land under which they grow the crop. They maintain their fruit orchards by the use of mulch and farmyard compost. To make their fruits of acceptable quality, the farmers do away with chemical sprays.
We store Rwanda passion fruits under cool, dry conditions in our cold room environment. We maintain the temperature mean of below 5 degrees Celsius. We also transport the fruit cargo via our refrigerated vans on the same day of packing to the airport in Kigali. Delivery is speedy and you can expect the shipment to reach your destination a day or two after its dispatch.
We harvest Rwanda passion fruit depending on the appearance, color, and texture of the various cultivars. The yellow variety attains maturity when the color turns a golden yellow, but it is still firm. The purple type, on its part, is usually pale purple but not yet soft to the touch. For juice production, we go for fruits that combine the above shades, but wrinkles distort their shapes. These are usually sweeter than their ripe but unwrinkled counterparts. Our experienced workers pluck each fruit by glove-clad hands. They retain at least 2 centimeters of the stalk in each piece. They place the fruits in handheld net bags and then put them into sacks for delivery to the packing shed.
We then grade Rwanda passion fruits after sorting them by color, size, and shape. The blemish-free, large-sized pieces join Extra Class. The next grade or Class 1 is of good quality but may not be as perfect as the first grade. The third group is Class II which also has blemish-free selections but which may have less desirable sizes.
We pack Rwanda passion fruits in new fruit trays and flat containers. We feature these in single-layered formation so that the chances of crushing are minimal. We proceed to place the fruits in corrugated cartons that have wax paper for preservation. We feature factual labels inclusive of the name of the variety, the number of pieces in each carton, the net weight and the country of origin.
We store Rwanda passion fruit at the mean temperature of from 5 to 10 degrees Celsius. When kept at 5 to 7 degrees Celsius, the purple cultivar stays for at least three weeks unspoiled. On its part, the yellow variety keeps for three weeks at the higher temperature range of between 7 and 10 degrees Celsius. We adjust the relative humidity at 90 to 95 percent.
We transport Rwanda passion fruits via our refrigerated vans to the airport in Kigali. You can expect the shipment in a fresh condition on the same day or a day after that from the shipment date.
Therefore, if you are yearning for the sweet yellow or yummy purple Rwanda passion fruit, then you have a perfect supplier to count on. We only source our fruits from family growers in the Land of a Thousand Hills who follow Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) conditions. We also make sure that your quantity parameter is met by being handy with the surplus through most of the season. Our prices are relatively fair so that we can align with your budgetary allocation. Make an order today!
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