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We provide high-quality Tanzania yam to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania yams from family growers in the country.
Tanzania yam (Dioscorea) or kiazi kikuu in Swahili is an essential root crop that locals grow for food security and sale. The main varieties available include Vigonzo, Buyu, Vitungi, and Mahombo. They come from such areas as Kondoa and Arusha as well as the southern region and the Indian Ocean islands. The country’s potential fluctuates by the year: 2011 had the highest output of 98000 tons. Regarding appearance, the oblong-shaped tuber can be as diminutive as a small potato and as huge as a rock at 60 kilos.
The origin of the yam was in Asia, but Africa now accounts for 95 percent of the world supplies.
Eating yams provide about 118 calories and 9 percent of the daily requirements of carbohydrates for energy intake. The level of metabolism-promoting vitamin B-6 is 15 percent. Magnesium comes in with its bone-strengthening benefits at 5 percent of the daily value. The level of vitamin C is 28 percent per serving. Vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight, stands at 2 percent per serving. Though low at 1 percent, the calcium content in the tuber helps to maintain teeth enamel. The dietary fiber level for optimal digestion is 16 percent of the daily needs.
We source Tanzania yams from the eastern region of Morogolo. Our other suppliers come from the southern district of Mtwara. Our family growers in Mwanza and Arusha represent the northern zone. We also hop into Zanzibar where vigonzo and other cultivars grow.
Our family sources of yams from Tanzania own less than two acres of land. They grow their crops in bean and maize fields and often intercrop them with other tubers like potatoes. Their farm conservation methods are all organic and include reliance on farmyard compost for soil enrichment.
We harvest Tanzania yams at the onset of 7 months after planting for the early maturing varieties. This goes up to 10 months for the late maturing ones. The picking time is usually 30 to 60 days after the first hint of leaf wilting. Our workers use a combination of garden forks and hands to tip the roots off the ground. The harvesting interval is three months apart: the first harvest is the most productive as it contains mainly large corms. The next one produces small tubers.
We clean Tanzania yams immediately after harvesting by scraping off the dirt by a blunt edge. We abstain from the use of water to wash the corms to prevent rot. Instead, we thoroughly brush the skin and apply the blunt blade of a knife to carve out the hairy surface.
Our phytosanitary post-harvest handling of Tanzania yams continues into the packing phase where we use automated means to pack the produce. Our telescopic cartons feature interior paper linings to thermos-cool the yams on transit. We employ loose packs that measure 11 kilograms apiece. We also have 23-kilogram packages that provide ample elbow room. We use hand means rather than forklifts to load the packages onto the trucks to reduce produce injury.
We store Tanzania yams at the basic temperature of 12 degrees Celsius which can climb up to 15 degrees Celsius. We do not cross the 12-degree mark to reduce the possibility of chilling injury. One final checking ensures that only firm, healthy corms are in storage as any rotten one may contaminate the rest.
We transfer the yams to the airport in either Dar-es-Salaam or Arusha on the same day of packing. Our special vehicles with controlled environment interiors ensure a same-day connection to the airport and hence a 24-to 48-hour delivery period to your city.
In short, if you would like to have a shipment of one of the crops that fight food insecurity in Africa, then our Tanzania yam fits the bill. Quality is a guarantee from the fact that we only derive the tubers from family growers with Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certifications. In the quantity department, we reserve your order volume by directing our sources to grow surplus. We usually seal the deal with a pocket-friendly rate that is lower than the current market prices. Get started by making an order today!
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