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We provide high-quality Rwanda white onions to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Rwanda white onions from family growers in the country.
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Rwanda white onion (Allium cepa L. cultivar) refers to a dry variety of the common onion with piled up cloves that end in an attractive, feathery white skin. In culinary terms, the meal-pickling delicacy tastes sweeter than other types. Its neutral white interior also decorates meals, vegetable-like. It is one of the major varieties available in this country in the Great Lakes region. The nation produces around 20,000 metric tons of all types of onions annually, with the three main ones being red, white and yellow. Though available countrywide, the crop is concentrated in major districts of the Northern and Southern provinces.
This cultivar originated like the rest of the allium family in the central parts of Asia. The biggest growers of ancient times were modern-day Iran and the western parts of Pakistan. Its name in Kinyarwanda is igitunguru umweru, directly translating ‘white onion.’
The consumption of white onions not only brings excellent taste but offers health benefits. They are loaded with flavonoids, which are extra-nutrients with bioactive compounds that fight metabolism diseases. They also have ample vitamin C content. The best way to avail all these benefits is to eat them raw. They also retain some vital nutrients even when cooked. Other major nutrients to enjoy from this sumptuous bulb include vitamin B6 which stands at 5% of the daily value. The magnesium level tails off at 2%, a good enough proportion for enhancing metabolism.
We source Rwanda white onion from family growers in the Northern and Southern provinces. Our farmers usually cultivate their crop on less than 2 acres of land. They dispense with chemicals in favor of other organic pest eradication methods. They also do away with commercial fertilizers in favor of farmyard compost.
We harvest Rwanda white onions after they have been on the farm for between 2 and three months. We go for crops that have wilted or have already acquired flower stalks. The presence of tall flower stalks indicates that the bulbs have reached maturity and now the onion is concentrating growth on the top shoots. We begin by using forks to remove the soil around the bulbs. We then pull them by hand and shake the soil off while at it. We do the very best not to bruise the delicate cloves as they take longer to heal and may end up rotting. We leave the harvest on the ground for several hours for preliminary curing.
We later transfer the harvested Rwanda white onions on a drying rack raised above the ground. Here, they can stay to dry for some weeks. We then sort them by general appearance, size, bruise-free nature and the deep white color of the cloves. We pack them without their stems which we trim first.
We pack Rwanda white onions in 11.3-kilo produce boxes after placing them in open mesh bags. We also offer them in 22.6-kilo bags-inside-cartons for large shipments. All our produce goes through a stringent check to ensure that it is dry before packing. We finally stick self-adhesive labels on each box indicating the name of the produce, the net weight per package and the country of origin.
We store Rwanda white onions at the temperature range of 4 to 10 degrees Celsius. We keep them in a well-ventilated interior environment inside mesh bags. We maintain a moderate relative humidity of between 60 and 65 percent. Our cool environment remains dry all the time not to offset the curing process.
We transfer the white onion shipload to the airport in Kigali via our hydro-cooled trucks. This implies that the produce will make it to your city while still in a fresh, dried condition.
We are thus well-equipped to supply you with ample volumes of Rwanda white onions upon request. We source the produce from Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified locations around the world. This means that you will always have fresh quality provisions with low residual levels. We also offer quantity guarantee via our family sources that always grow the bulbs in surplus. Our prices are pocket-friendly enough no matter your budget. Make an order today!
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