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We provide high quality Ethiopia air yams to the local and export market. We source the raw fresh Ethiopia air yams from family growers from the country.
Ethiopia air yam (Dioscorea bulbifera) is a type of yam that also goes under the name potato yam. It has lesser appearance than the yam but it is one of the most cultivated on the continent. It goes into diet as a wholesome tuber in boiled, dried or roasted form. It develops with dual types of tubers. Some grow on the stems in the air while others are dug up from the ground.
We source Ethiopia air yams from the southwest of the country. They grow in small shrubs that can attain eighteen inches in height which produce many corms that can be 7 centimeters in width. Our family growers only cultivate less than 1.5 hectares which ensures adherence to organic farming methods.
The air yam also serves as alternative medicine. In traditional society, it has featured in the treatment of diarrhea as well as dysentery. It has also served in the control of the conjunctivitis disorder. Its starch levels are as as high as those of the common yam to supply the body with its energy needs. The crop also consists of 16 percent of the daily value of dietary fiber. As for potassium, the tuber comes with 23 percent of the daily needs.
We harvest Ethiopia air yams by cutting the visible tubers on the stems through sterilized cutlery. Our trained farmhands also dig up the underground tubers by hand. Each plant can have several tubers that exceed those of the common yam though of a lesser size.
We pack Ethiopia air yams in loose packs. Each contains between 11 kilos and 23 kilos depending on the sizing parameters, We keep them in telescopic fiberboard cartons that feature interior paper wrappings. We also have polyelythelene lined cartons that keep the moisture levels in the tubers at optimum levels. We maintain the grade of Ethiopia yams throughout the packing process by ensuring that our warehouse staff handles the corms by gloved hands to prevent bruising and contamination.
We store Ethiopia air yams in temperatures of between 12° Celsius. We cure them for minimum water levels before distribution at 32 to 40° Celsius. Our storage relative humidity is as little as 90 percent and as high as 100 percent. We transport the crop under the same controlled temperatures to the airport in Addis Ababa.
Thus, if you are yearning for a different type of yam this season, consider Ethiopia air yam. Attractive to the eye due to their custom sizes, phytosanitary cleaning and immaculate packing in plastic crates and cartons, these tubers are quite healthy in appearance. We source them from family growers with Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificates. In terms of quantity, our crop comes in custom quantities that suit your specific tonnage requests. Our prices are quite competitive to suit your exact budget. Make an order today!
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