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Tanzania apricots (Prunus armeniaca) are stone fruits native to temperate climates but that does well in the tropical climate of East Africa. In appearance, the fruit is green while immature but turns yellow-orange with a soft skin when ripe. It has a big stone in the middle that glues to the flesh. With its range of nutrients, this fruit promotes well-being as it prevents anemia and cancer among other ailments. They are often available in grocery stores in dried form: the drying takes place in a controlled environment that reduces the destruction of nutrients even as it expels much of the internal moisture. In Tanzania, they are sold in bunches at street corners when in a ripe yellow together with their leaves as a sign of freshness. The origin of the fruit may have been Armenia, but other sources recount that probably China or India grew it as early as 5000 years ago.
Though seasonal, apricots are some of the healthiest fruits to have around. They improve eyesight due to their 38 percent concentration of vitamin A in each serving. They also protect you against disease from their 16 percent daily value of vitamin C. The dietary fiber level is 8 percent while that of potassium for diuretic and blood pressure functions is 7 percent. Each serving of the berry gives the following minerals per daily value: oxygen-transporting iron at 2 percent, bone-strengthening magnesium at 2 percent and teeth enamel-boosting calcium at 1 percent.
We source our apricots from the southern region of the country, especially Iringa. Here, the cool environment of below 21 degrees Celsius makes it possible to grow temperate fruits including apples and plums. We only draw contracts with family growers with less than 2 acres of land, which they cultivate diligently with farmyard manure. They also abstain from the use of chemical sprays to reduce high residual levels.
We hand pick Tanzania apricots during the early morning hours. Our PPE-clad and gloved workers forgo the traditional shaking of the tree to reduce bruises on the falling fruits. They usually lower the branches at arm’s length and pluck out the now greenish-yellow fruit and put it into the waiting basket. They do the harvesting when the fruits are still firm but sweet rather than wait until they are fluffy and sweet.
We dry Tanzania apricots, especially those meant for juice production under the sun or by artificial means. We lay the fruits on trays in single-layered formation to provide maximum exposure. We reduce dirt collection by raising the drying cots off the ground.
We pack Tanzania apricot in 8-pint cartons. We also have 12-pint cartons for larger shipments. We put the fruits in trays first with sunken inserts. We have single-layered trays for the relatively ripe fruits to avoid crushing. We put the more green berries into double-layered trays after the placement of soft protective material between the layers. Alternatively, we volume-fill each carton based on the count. We touch off the packing process with labels of the name of the produce, the net weight/number of pieces and the country of origin.
We store Tanzania apricots at the temperature range of 5 to 10 degrees Celsius. We also transport the produce on board our modified environment vehicles to the airport in Dar-es-Salaam at the same temperature. This ensures that the produce expeditiously arrives at your place in fresh, unripe condition.
Whether you are looking for carton packed or volume-filled packages of Tanzania apricots, you have our word for the perfect cargo. We obtain our fruits from Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified locations in the East African nation. This ensures that they have less than the recommended 0.01 percent residual levels, a product of responsible farming. With regard to quantity, we keep the same tonnage as you have specified on time. We also retain custom prices that are a notch lower than the market rates. Make an order today!
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