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We provide high-quality Tanzania chives to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania chives from family growers in the country.
Tanzania chive (Allium schoenoprasum) is a crop related to the onion that is showier than its relatives because of its brilliant flowers with culinary uses. It is a worldwide crop but does well in the horn of Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The sheaths or leaves of the plant are a signature green color at all times. Its sheaths are hollowed inside just like scallions only that they look statelier. The 12-inch tall plant is the source of a flower-made paste that spices soups and meat-based menus. Its origin is both the Western and Eastern hemispheres, making it native in both sides of the globe. The crop grows mainly in the cooler regions of southern Tanzania, next to green pepper and other fresh herbs.
Every serving of chives is a source of 96 percent of the daily needs of vitamin C. This boosts the body’s natural protection against diseases. The vitamin A margin stands at 87 percent of the daily requirements, which is itself a cue to improved eyesight. The dietary fiber volume represents about 10 percent of the daily needs, just enough for good digestion. The fat margin is zero, an attribute that helps to keep cholesterol balanced.
We source Tanzania chives in the cool regions of the south particularly Iringa. Our family growers own plots of land of less than 2 acres. These fields are easily manageable by organic means inclusive of farmyard manure for soil enrichment. There is also a responsible use of chemical sprays to ensure that the crop reaches the market with less than 0.01 percent of residual levels.
Our harvesting process for Tanzania chives begins when the plant has just passed half its full size of 12 inches. This means we harvest it when it is half a dozen inches tall. During this routine, all our workers follow phytosanitary guidelines, such as wearing PPE and garden gloves. We use snippers to slash it about 0.5 inches off the base. The left piece will sprout in some weeks from this point and ensure a new harvest in the next season.
We pack Tanzania chives in bunches inside ½ bushel size cartons. Every bundle is made up of at least 10 sheaths or leaves. We line each carton with film material for produce preservation purposes. Apart from cartons, we also have jute bags with controlled environment interiors to keep the produce fresh during the journey. The bags also prevent the development of black rot disease on the leaves due to external temperature changes. Upon finishing packing, we insert produce labels inclusive of the net weight, the source, the destination and the name of the cultivar.
Our storage parameters for Tanzania chives are usually at 0 degrees Celsius. This temperature extends the freshness index of the produce to a full two weeks. This is because of the hydrated nature of the content as the reverse causes wilting.
We transport the chives’ cargo on the same day of packing for expeditious delivery to the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar-es-Salaam. Our refrigerated trucks maintain the same conditions as the ones in the cold room to retain quality.
Thus, if you would like to get a shipment of Tanzania chives that arrive at your destination still in its harvest-time freshness, then you need to get in touch. We source from family growers with Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). We also rally our farmers who are distributed in all producing areas to produce a surplus that will meet your exact quantity. Besides, we tailor our prices to your budgetary allocation. Make an order today!
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