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We provide high-quality Tanzania sweet potato to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania sweet potato from family growers in the country.
Tanzania sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) or kiazi kitamu in Swahili is one of the superfoods among tubers due to its high vitamin A and starch content. The tuber provides more than four times the daily value of this vitamin that aids in vision. It’s sizable, mostly orange-tinged flesh is the source of energy with 86 calories per 100 grams. The plant grows on creeping vines that have simple green leaves that cover the stems bush-like. Though they look the same and share underground habitat, the sweet and Irish potatoes are not from the same family. Additionally, recent findings have labeled I. batatas as more nutritious than the common potato.
The origin of the tuber was in the Peruvian highlands around 6000 B.C. It came to Tanzania at the same time as the potato in the 1920s via German missionaries. Its early cultivation was small-scale, a tradition that has ensued to date. Tanzania was the number five biggest producer of the crop in the world in 2012.
Consumption of the sweet potato is a ticket to good eyesight with its 438% worth of the daily value of vitamin A. The telltale bright color of both the skin and the flesh indicate the high content of beta-carotene responsible for good vision. The starch level is also high with an energy representation of 86 calories per serving. Its vitamin B riboflavin content is too high. Equally important is vitamin B-6: at 10 percent, this nutrient promotes proper metabolism. The dietary fiber levels are around 12 percent of the daily requirements.
We source Tanzania sweet potatoes from Morogolo and the coast, among other regions. The eastern region of Morogolo is an essential source as its crop is mainly resistant to pests. Our sources from the coast like Temeke and Kigamboni also enjoy multiple cultivars topped by the orange-flesh type. All our family growers cultivate between 1 and 2 acres of land which they maintain with farmyard manure. They also keep the land free of chemical sprays to bring the chemical residual levels to less than 0.01 percent.
We harvest Tanzania sweet potatoes when the leaves of have wilted and turned yellow. This is usually about 90 to 120 days after planting the cuttings. Leaving them a few weeks untouched after the onset of yellowing gives them a suitable time to develop into great sizes. We pick them off the ground by clearing the vegetation and using garden forks to tip them from the soil carefully. Each corm settles into its corner of the burlap sack before being carted away to the sorting area.
We sort the tubers by healthy appearance and uniform size after the removal of any clinging roots. We keep the largest into one grade while the rest remain in the next grades. We only retain bruise-free, deep-colored tubers. All diseased pieces feature in a culling basket for disposal.
We then clean the immaculate Tanzania sweet potatoes in bin dump containers. The containers feature free-flowing water that has undergone sterilization. A few minutes later, the dark red corms come out of the solution, ready to dry. We use artificial dryers to expedite the process after which packing starts.
We pack Tanzania sweet potatoes in wooden and plastic crates as well as gunny bags. We also have cartons with a capacity for 11.3 and 22.6 kilograms. These horizontal boxes are in just the right dimensions for hand portability. Our most straightforward packs are 4.5-kilo heavy and consist of several pieces of the produce inside polyethylene-lined bags. Any B-size sweet potato goes into a 1-kilogram bag unit.
We store Tanzania sweet potatoes at temperatures above 14 degrees Celsius. We deliver the produce to the airport in Dar-es-Salaam or Arusha via our special vehicles with modified environment interiors.
We are therefore your go-to for Tanzania sweet potatoes that we deliver to you after careful selection. We source these tubers only from family growers who have been certified with Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificates. Besides, we ensure the right tonnage by being in touch with our sources throughout the order period. On top of this, our quite low pricing parameters reflect your exact budget. This is why you should make an order today!
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