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We provide high-quality Tanzania kale to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania kales from family growers in Tanzania.
Sometimes eponymous with colewort or collard greens that are popular all over East Africa as sukuma wiki, Tanzania kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) is the most common English word for leafy greens in the region. People refer to Sukuma wiki-the name for colewort- as kale just like they loosely refer to any dish of cabbage as mboga in Swahili even though each term is loose. In appearance, the leaves of the plant are acephalous, in that unlike cabbages, they are all loose. The most common leaf colors include dusty green and purple. The leaves mature at the size of a person’s hand. Some varieties have curly or sprightly leaves while the majority has broad leaves.
The origin of the kale was in the upper Middle East and the southeast Mediterranean about 4000 years ago. This was about 2000 years earlier than the Ethiopian kale that came from land near Tanzania.
Every serving of Tanzania kales provides the body with 200 percent of the daily requirements of vitamin C for immunity. The vitamin A level for good eyesight is as high as that of the immunity-boosting vitamin at 199 percent per serving. The vitamin B-6 level per serving is equal to that of teeth enamel-strengthening calcium at 15 percent. Iron, responsible for transporting the oxygen part of blood represents 8 percent of the daily needs. The volume of protein is 8 percent, essential for bodybuilding purposes. The concentration of carbohydrates is 3 percent in every meal. Potassium, necessary for controlling blood pressure, comes with a daily margin of 14 percent in each kale serving.
We source Tanzania kale in the southern parts of the country particularly in Iringa where temperatures are optimal at less than 21 degrees Celsius. In this place, family growers cultivate the crop next to cabbage, colewort, spinach, and cauliflower. Our alternative sources include the coast. The farmers own plots of land of less than 2 acres which they maintain with farmyard manure. They also use farm sprays to keep their fields free of pest infestation.
We harvest Tanzania kales when they are 1 ½ month old from the date of sowing. By now the tender bluish-green leaves have reached about 10 inches in length. We use gloved-hands to hand-pick the outer leaves while leaving the inner ones to continue shooting. We repeat the harvest in a week.
We then sort the kales into bunches. We look for fresh green appearance, smooth texture, and disease-free exterior. We do away with any discolored foliage. We then bundle up the leaves into bunches of half a dozen or a dozen leaves at a go. We wash and rinse them immediately to remove any dirt or clinging insects. These then go to the packing shed for on-journey preparation.
We pack Tanzania kales in packages of 2.2 kilograms (5 pounds) made up of several bunches per carton or crate. This is usually in a half bushel size box. We also have 5.8-kilogram (13-pound) produce boxes of 1 1/9th bushel capacity for larger consignments of the produce. We maintain the freshness of the produce by injecting solid or liquid ice: for every 2 kilograms of the produce, we put 1 kilogram of the cooling agent. We touch off the packing process with appropriate labels featuring the date of packing, the net weight, the name of the produce and the country of origin.
We store Tanzania kales at 0 degrees Celsius in our cold room temporarily before dispatch. We use custom vehicles with modified environment interiors to bring the cargo to the airport in Dar-es-Salaam on the same date of packing. You can expect the produce to reach your destination on the same day or a day after that depending on your part of the world.
Thus, if seeking one for one of the essential sources of basic nutrition in East Africa, then our Tanzania kale is a definite choice. We source the produce from Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified locations across the nation. Our family growers maintain plots of land of between 1 and 2 acres beside growing the crop in their backyards for subsistence needs. Besides, the quantity is always enough as we have sufficient suppliers who grow it in different seasons. Even during the off-season, we get the supplies from the coast of the country. Our prices are entirely fair. Make an order today!
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