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We provide high-quality Rwanda chives to the local and export markets. We source the fresh Rwanda chives from family growers in the country.
Rwanda chives (Allium schoenoprasum) refer to onion-family herbs with showy flowers which serve as culinary delights. The herb is available from across the globe including Eastern Africa, the Asian continent, southern Europe and North America. In appearance, this is a green onion look-alike. Just like scallions, it has a hollowed interior. It reaches a foot high and is topped by a signature flower. It is this bloom that makes pastes for spicing soups and meat salads in Western countries. In Rwanda, the crop grows in mainly Eastern Province. It is among the main ingredients of a chicken dish that the locals call peri peri. A global crop, the chive is native to the two hemispheres of the world.
The use of chives in meals guarantees almost an equal recommended daily value of vitamin C for disease control, at 96% margins. Equally high is vitamin A, which at 87% keeps eyesight healthy especially for people with trouble seeing. With zero cholesterol and no fat, the spice is a good option for any person battling cardiac ailments. There is also a dietary fiber margin of 10%, which is fair enough for perpetuating digestion needs in the body.
The health benefits of the crop include its antioxidants that fight degenerative diseases. It is, therefore, a good source of anti-cancer drugs. It is also a remedy for cardiac and bone problems. Its digestion support is apparent from its high content of dietary fiber.
We source Rwanda chives from the Eastern parts of the country, especially Bugesera district. We only draw contracts with family growers who have less than two acres of land. These small fields make it possible to manage the crop under organic terms including the use of sufficient farmyard manure. The farmers also keep the produce with low residual levels by minimizing the use of pesticides.
We harvest Rwanda chives when they have just gone to half their size at 6 inches. Our well-trained workers use sharp cutlery including snippers to cut the plants half an inch from the base. The little stump that is left on the ground is usually ready for regrowth in the next couple of weeks and hence harvestable in the coming season.
We sort the harvest of Rwanda chives by such parameters as size and healthy appearance. Our cartons weigh ½ bushels. Each bundle consists of about ten sheath-like leaves. It settles at the bottom of film-lined cartons or jute bags that preserve it against the vagaries of weather during transit. We keep the produce free of black rot disease by preserving the temperatures cool and stable. We finalize the packing process by sticking self-adhesive produce labels of the name, net weight, country of origin and the destination.
We store Rwanda chives at the low temperature of 0 degrees Celsius. The produce stays fresh for the next 14 days under these conditions. This is due to the well-hydrated packing and storage routines that prevent early wilting.
Our Rwanda chives reach the airport in Kigali via custom trucks fitted with modified interior environment interiors. From here the cargo makes it to your door in the next 24 to 48 hours.
In short, if you are after high-quality Rwanda chives, do not hesitate to get in touch with us, your reliable suppliers. We source the produce from Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) conditions in different parts of the country. We retain a wide network of family growers to produce surplus so that they can meet your quantity. Make an order today!
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