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We provide high-quality Tanzania taro to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania taro from family growers in the country.
Tanzania taro or East African taro (Colocasia esculenta L. Schott) refers to one of the main tubers that thrive in wet grounds and is mostly cultivated by small-scale farmers. Taro has huge leaves which make it acquire the nickname, ‘elephants-ear.’ Though the underground corm is the cousin of the potato, it is larger, more rough-looking, sometimes hairy and more misshapen than its relative. The crop may have been one of the very first to domesticate in the world. Its roots go back to south-east Asia from where it spread to tropical Africa.
We source Tanzania taro from such growing regions as Morogoro, Arusha, and Mwanza. We also have southern suppliers from Mtwara and Indian ocean-based sources in Zanzibar. All our family growers cultivate it on plots of land of less than 2 acres. They maintain their fields via farmyard manure and rarely apply chemical sprays.
Consuming taro is a lease into energy from starch. The root has 103% of the daily value of vitamin K which helps in wound healing and blood clotting. Vitamin C is a significant component which provides 63% of the daily requirements. The level of Riboflavin stands at 30%. The direct health benefits of eating taro include the prevention of heart disease and skin nourishment. Its high antioxidant levels also make it a good candidate for treating the onset of tumors. It also overcomes indigestion and controls the development of diabetes.
We harvest Tanzania taro when it is 6-to 8-months old from the planting date. We use blunt garden forks to pull the entire plant off the ground. The tuber grows in marshy areas which makes uprooting it easier than harvesting yams. We sort the healthy, well-shaped corms from the malformed ones right at the farm.
We cart away the corms of Tanzania taro to the washing bay where we scrape off the dirt. We then wash the tubers thoroughly and rinse them in purified water. We trim any clinging roots but take care not to injure the thin skin.
We put all the clean corms in bulk bins after grading them regarding weight/size, shape and healthy appearance. Grade 1 selections weigh between a kilogram and one-and-a-half kilograms. Any weight measure less than 1000 grams goes into Grade 2. All our graded pieces smell natural, are firm to the touch and exude milky juice if one pricks them on their surfaces.
We pack Tanzania taro in custom cartons or cardboard boxes with a necessary capacity of 10 kilograms. We wrap each of the corms in mesh cloth to reduce contamination or brushing against its neighbors. The meshes also provide proper aeration during the travel bit while they act as handling material during marketing. We touch off the packing phase by including suitable labels of the source, net weight, and the destination.
We store taro from Tanzania at the relatively cool temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. This precaution prevents rot which might occur if we subject the corms to freezing conditions. We deliver the produce to the picking point at the port of Dar-es-Salaam via our pre-cooled vehicles. This guarantees the fresh arrival of the produce on the stipulated date.
In short, if you are after one of the high starch tubers with balanced nutrition, then Tanzania taro from us should be on your shortlist. We source the tubers from family growers with Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificates. We also ensure that our sources grow surplus to meet your exact tonnage. On top of that, our prices are irreproachably fair as we tailor them to your budget. Make an order today!
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