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We provide high-quality Rwanda sweet banana to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh sweet bananas from family growers in the country.
Rwanda sweet banana (Musa acumunata) or Igisukari (ibisukari) in the Kinyarwanda language is the elongated banana meant for eating when it ripens into either yellow or green skin color. With an introduction date into the country in 1971, the banana has a long heritage as a food staple and significant export. The crop ranks at number two regarding the cultivated area in the country after beans. There are about 30 cultivars to choose from inclusive of plantains or cooking types. The leading one is Injagi, which commands 76.6 percent of the cultivated area. The others include Intuntu and Kamaramasenge. The sweet varieties, like their plantain cousins, double as wine-making and flour grinding alternatives. The main growing areas are spread across the country from Gisenyi to Kigali, the capital.
Eating sweet bananas in a well-ripened condition supplies much of the daily needs of almost all nutrients. The most prominent of these include potassium. There are also Vitamins C and B-6 at the margins of 9 and 0.5 milligrams respectively per piece. The dietary fiber content is 3 grams per 100 grams of the produce.
We source Rwanda sweet banana from the Kigali vicinity along the hillsides. There are also supplies from Gisenyi, Cyangugu, and Kibungo. We only interact with family growers who voucher for pest management through traditional means rather than harmful chemicals. We also go for farmers with half a hectare of land that they enrich through farmyard manure.
We harvest Rwanda bananas through a careful procedure that begins when the various bunches have evened out in their diameters. If our supervisors find that each bunch is of the same width as the rest, they give the go-ahead for the harvest. We also do the foolproof test of cutting open at least one finger per bunch: if it has an entirely white interior, low latex levels and emits no odor, then it is an indicator that the rest are mature and unripe. Our PPE-clad workers use sharp knives to carefully sever the stalk holding the bunch together before shouldering it to the packing shed.
At the sorting bay, we make sure that each Rwanda sweet banana bunch has at least 12 hands. Each of the dozens weighs around 2.3 kilos. The fingers have an average length of approximately 7.6 inches.
We test on the phytosanitary condition of each of our shipments before it exits the packinghouse. The shipment goes through the inspection of the Rwanda Agriculture and Livestock Inspection and Certification Services (RALIS) for conformity.
After it passes the test, we pack Rwanda sweet banana in corrugated produce boxes as well as wooden crates. Every one of these packages weighs around 13 kilograms. The boxes offer proper aeration through their vents at the top sides. We also provide single-layered cardboard boxes that reduce the chances of the fruits being crushed. We label each of the containers with the right information including the net weight, country of origin and the destination.
We store Rwanda sweet banana at the temperature range of 13.2 to 14 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity is fairly high from 85 to 95 percent. The produce can stay under these conditions for the next two weeks unspoiled.
We use hydro-cooled transport to convey the cargo to the airport or by long-distance to the neighboring country’s port of Dar-es-Salaam. You can, therefore, expect the pre-cooled produce to reach your city on time in a perfect condition.
Therefore, if you are intent on laying hands on the number two most important agricultural export from this part of the world, then Rwanda sweet bananas pass the bill. We source the fruits from local family growers who cultivate it under Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) conditions. Expect shipment to reach you in the right quantity as we provide it in surplus. All our shipments also feature our company information for ease of tracing. Besides, our prices are beyond reproach as we keep them quite affordable. Make an order today!
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