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We provide high-quality Tanzania bitter melons to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania bitter melon from family growers in the country.

Tanzania bitter melon (Mormodica charantia) is a fruity herb that serves as a culinary delight and a source of medicine. Two parts of the plant excluding the stem, flowers and roots are edible. The fruits feature in meals in chopped form while leaves serve as leafy greens when they are tender. Both of these parts may garnish meals or feature as wholesome foods. Its origins are in the southwestern part of India where it was a meal-garnishing ingredient as early as 1000 B.C. It came to China as a medicinal herb in the 1300s A.D.

Each serving of the herb comes with a vitamin C concentration of 92 percent. The metabolism-promoting vitamin B-6 content is available at 40 percent of the daily value. The vitamin A margin, essential for good eyesight stands at 48 percent per serving. With a magnesium proportion of 23 percent of the daily requirements, this is one herb that strengthens bones. Besides, it assists digestion with its 7 percent margin of dietary fiber. As such, the plant treats stomach conditions, cancer and diabetes. It is also a laxative, tonic and anti-cough remedy.

We source Tanzania bitter melon from family growers in the Morogolo, Kilimanjaro and Tanga regions of the country. We maintain quality controls by liaising only with smallholder growers who minimally use pesticides on their farms. We also ensure that only organic manure is in use in the farms instead of commercial fertilizer. As a show of appreciation for quality harvests, we handsomely remunerate our 2-acre owning farmers.

We pick the fruits past their 60th day after transplanting. Our harvest of Tanzania bitter melon is a bi-weekly routine that selectively goes for near-ripe but firm fruits. We pluck fruits that are green but mature as these ripen naturally after storage.  We use snippers or garden scissors to incise the stalk an inch or two from the base of the melon. We keep each fruit in the basket away from the sun in readiness for carting to the packinghouse.

We sort Tanzania bitter melon in the warehouse environment based on its color, size, general appearance and texture. We retain green fruits and cull any yellowed or orange-tinted pieces. We also opt for the firm over soft fruits.  We then clean the firm, round melons in damp cloth that we dampen in pure water. Our gloved warehouse staff keeps these in bins in readiness for packing in export cartons.

Our packed Tanzania bitter melon packages come in 13.5-or 14-kilo capacity boxes. Local resellers usually use plantain leaves as stuffing to keep the fruits free of friction during transportation. On our part, we wrap each of the bitter gourds in a soft wax paper so that it will not come into contact with its neighbors inside the box. We use plastic or bamboo boxes for handling purposes.  We finally stick produce labels on the cartons indicating the date of packing, the net weight and the country of origin, among other details.

We store Tanzania bitter melon at the temperature range of 0 to 1 degree Celsius. We keep the fruits in a cool, dry environment away from the sun. We convey the fresh cargo to the international airports in either Arusha or Dar-es-Salaam via our refrigerated vehicles. You can obtain the shipment in the space of a day or two from the date of dispatch.

We are therefore your one-stop supplier of Tanzania bitter melon straight from family growers in the country. The locals farm the crop under Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). We always make sure that our select produce comes in the correct tonnage by directing our sources to farm surplus. We also dedicate ourselves to maintaining an affordable price that beats the current market rates. Make an order today!


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