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We provide high quality Ethiopia anchote to the local and export market. We source the raw fresh Ethiopia anchote from family growers in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia anchote (Coccinia abyssinica) is the single tuber that comes from the cucurbitaceae family of pumpkins and squashes. When fully developed, the tuber looks shapeless with a trailing tap root beneath the high and rounded tuber. The locals grow the crop mainly for its seeds which go on sale and for subsistence reasons. Just like with yams and cassava, Ethiopians feature the tuber in boiled form after peeling it for serving with salt and hot pepper.
There are two varieties of Ethiopia anchote. One of these is the reddish or dark orange tuber whose Oromo name is dimma. There is also the white type that the Oromo call addi. There is usually no visible difference between the two but the removal of the outer shell reveals the soft red or white colors of either.
The nutrition of anchote includes a total percentage of carbohydrates of 24 percent for the white type and 16 percent for the red anchote. The also have approximately 1 percent of crude fiber content while fat is negligible at 0 percent. Each has a high water content of between 71 and 78 percent for the white and red types respectively. Calcium is highest in the white type at 81 percent, white vitamin K is as high as 315 percent in the crop. Due to its vitamin A content, it helps overcome eye problems. Its mineral-rich components also makes it a good candidate for curing bone problems.
We source Ethiopia anchote from the western and southwestern parts of the country particularly in Oromia. It thrives here under high altitudes that peak at 2800 meters above sea level. Its annual rainfall patterns go between 762 to 1016 millimeters. Our family growers of the tuber cultivate it in small patches of land of between 0.5 to 1.5 hectares. The farmers grow it next to coffee and other southern cereals.
We harvest Ethiopia anchote when it reaches four to six months after the planting date. During a good season, our trained workers can pick from between 51 to 70 tons per hectare. Traditionally, the farmers first harvest the tender leaves for use as vegetables. They then harvest the tubers which have a maximum of 9 centimeters width.
We pack Ethiopia anchote roots in plastic or wooden crates after offloading them from the local bamboo harvesting baskets. Each of our cartons comes with a capacity of 50 pounds which can go to a flexible 25 pounds for smiler sizes. We also employ gunny bags for bulk transportation. These have film linings to keep dehydration at minimum levels.
We store Ethiopia anchote at temperatures of above 14° Celsius. We convey the fresh tubers to the airport in Addis Ababa inside controlled environment vehicles to minimize spoilage.
Therefore, we are your perfect supplier of one of the most productive and healthy tubers from the horn of Africa. Our Ethiopia anchote come from Jimma and other Oromia regions of the south courtesy of Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified family growers. We offer a quantity that matches your exact needs. Our pricing also mirrors your exact budget. Make an order today!
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