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We provide high-quality Tanzania sage to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania sage from family growers in the country.
Tanzania sage (Salvia officinalis) is a curious herb that is both a shrub and a wooden plant that reaches about 0.6 meters tall. Its leaves are not green but a grayish color. The flowers are funnel-shaped and are mostly purple or blue. Its medicinal uses go back a long time. Romans used it as a tonic, a potion to induce urination or diuresis and an anesthetic. Its food-related uses include flavoring meals like meat roasts, rice and cheese. This is courtesy of its savory, mildly pepper-like taste. Its other uses include making essential oils.
Sage is among most nutritious herbs out there as most of its components reach 100% of the daily value margins. For example, iron which prevents anemia is present at 156% per serving. This is the same with calcium which stands at 165% of the daily needs. Magnesium, a nutrient that strengthens the bone structure is 107% of the daily value. The level of vitamin B-6 comes at 135% of the daily requirements. Vitamin A, an eyesight-boosting nutrient is present at 117% per serving. Only vitamin C comes halfway in daily value margins at a still substantial 54%. Dietary fiber which promotes digestion represents 160% of the daily requirements.
We source Tanzania sage from Morogoro and other herb-growing areas of the country. Here our family growers own an average of 0.5 hectares. They maintain their land through farmyard manure. They also use farm sprays sparingly to reduce the contamination of their crops.
We harvest Tanzania sage when the plant has attained a mature green color and is large enough to pluck. We use garden scissors to cut off the whole stem to harvest the leaves if they are all mature. Otherwise, we pluck each leaf singly and leave the immature ones for 60 days before harvesting them. We collect the leaves and sort them at the packing shed.
We retain only sizable leaves after removing stalks and other debris. We check that there is no sign of insects or blemishes on the leaves before we hang them to dry bottom side up. We then remove any remaining stalks after the leaves are dry. We keep the dry leaves in stopper-tight containers in readiness for packing.
We pack Tanzania sage in two forms: fresh and dried leaves. Both of these are still green and tied into bundles of 10 to 12 leaves per package. We first put them inside clamshells or jute bags. We finally insert these into corrugated cartons for safe handling. We finalize by attaching produce labels including the packing date, the country of origin and the net weight.
We store Tanzania sage in the temperature range of 0 to 5 degrees Celsius. The freezing temperature threshold gives the leaves a long shelf life of 3 to 4 weeks. The upper-temperature threshold provides a shelf life of 2 to 3 weeks. We reinforce these environmental conditions by maintaining a relative humidity of 95 percent.
We convey Tanzania sage to the airport in Dar-es-Salaam immediately after packing via our refrigerated vans. You can therefore expect the fresh cargo to reach your destination in the space of a day or two after dispatch.
We are therefore your first stop for anything Tanzania sage that comes straight from family growers’ farms. We also exercise quality control by ensuring that the produce is only from family growers who have Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certifications. We meet your quantity requirements by notifying our sources beforehand to have the harvest ready by the given date. What more, our prices are a product of careful market analysis to make them affordable. This is why you should make an order today!
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