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We provide high-quality Rwanda turmeric to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Rwanda turmeric from family growers in the country.
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Rwanda turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a ginger family produce that does well in subtropical weather of around 20 degrees Celsius under consistent rainfall. In appearance, the rhizomes come from family sources. In Rwanda as in the region, people sprinkle the spice in the form of ground powder to serve as curry. It has a mildly bitter flavor and is therefore welcome to even people who do not take pepper.
The healthy attributes of turmeric include the ability to treat Rheumatoid arthritis. This is because its cucurmin compound which is extracted as sap reduces inflammation, one of the symptoms of this bone disease. It is also this same quality that makes the produce have the ability over cancer as it kills the free radicals that cause tumors. Cucurmin also has some anti-depressant qualities as it boosts the mood. Tests on diabetes have shown that the extract of this plant may have 400 times better results than synthetic drugs.
We source Rwanda turmeric from the herb-growing region of eastern and northern Rwanda. Our family growers cultivate it on plots of land of less than 2 acres. They maintain the crop with organic methods including farmyard manure as fertilizer. They abstain from excessive use of chemical sprays to keep the produce with low residual levels at less than 0.01 percent.
We harvest Rwanda turmeric when it has been on the farm for the past seven to nine months. The harvesting duration can go for as long as 90 days. We only go for plants whose leaves have changed color to yellow from the original green. We hand-pick the plants and use spades to burrow out the rhizomes from the ground. We follow up by separating the finger rhizomes which cling to their mother tubers.
We go on to the curing phase of Rwanda turmeric after bringing it to the curing shed. We only dry the mother rhizomes after extracting the fingers from them. The traditional method for drying is boiling. We follow the alternatives of either sun-drying or artificial air-drying. The importance of proper curing is to suffuse color throughout the produce and also harden it. We also enhance the curing phase by the use of alkaline in which we boil the produce in huge pans that provide curing space for the produce of 50 kilos at a go. Each dried corm comes out of the curing area scraped clean to remove microbes.
We grade Rwanda turmeric by checking the color of the produce. The freshest-looking rhizomes contain a higher percentage of curcumin than the rest. We also check for the most sizable selections which go into the first grade.
We pack Rwanda turmeric in two forms: corms or processed powder. For corms, we use double burlap gunny bags that we freshly buy for the purpose. This reduces the chances of contamination. Even when they are new, we decontaminate the bags so that there will not be any entry of pathogens. We line the gunny bags’ interiors with a film to reduce the loss of moisture and keep them fresh. For processed turmeric, we use fiberboard drums and airtight packets that keep the powder unspoiled.
We store the turmeric with a moisture content of 12.1 percent in a cool, dry place. We cover them with grass to reduce the formation of mold. Traditionally in African societies, locals kept them away under dry grass where the temperature could even hit 60 degrees Celsius without harming the rhizomes. The high temperature helped to prevent the infiltration of insects.
We transport Rwanda turmeric on the same day of packing under modified environment conditions inside our special delivery trucks. You can expect the cargo to reach your destination from the airport in Kigali in the next 24 to 48 hours of dispatch.
In short, if you after an herb with many medicinal qualities from treating rheumatism to giving relief from inflammation, then try our Rwanda turmeric. We source the produce from Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified sources. You can expect the produce to come in a quantity that matches up to your order volume as we always have a surplus. Besides, we maintain prices that reflect your budgetary allocation. Make an order today!
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