Category Archives: Main Produce

Hides, Skins and Leather

Hides, Skins and Leather

HIDES, SKINS AND LEATHER The importance of hides, skins and leather cannot be emphasized enough as nearly all humanity have made use of these materials in one form or the other. A hide is gotten from the skin of animals

Jatropha Seeds

Jatropha Seeds

JATROPHA SEEDS As the world continues to seek for a healthier and environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuel, biodiesel is now thought to be the perfect replacement, especially for transportation purposes.  Surprisingly though, one plant might after all, be the

Kolanuts

Kolanuts

KOLA NUTS Kola nut is a native of West Africa and widely grown in Angola, Togo, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The plant is also found in all tropical regions and is cultivated for its nuts which is said to have

Maize

Maize

MAIZE Maize (popularly known as corn in the United States) got its history as far back as 1492 when Columbus discovered it in Cuba. Though it was believed that the grain has been in existence and used in many regions,

Melons

Melons

Melons are said to originate from Africa and the Middle East, and have gradually spread to Europe and other regions of the world. Though considered to be fruits, they are often used as vegetables.   World output of melon was at

Millets

Millets

Millet is said to be one of the oldest food crops known to mankind, and perhaps the first grain to be used domestically. For thousands of years now, millets have been cultivated in Asia and Africa as a staple food. 

Pure Hardwood Charcoal

Pure Hardwood Charcoal

Wood charcoal is the dark remains of burnt wood made of carbon and ash. They are often produced by the heating of wood or by pylolysis and are usually an impure form of carbon due to their ash content. Yet,

Raw Cashew Nuts in Shell

Raw Cashew Nuts in Shell

The cashew tree originated from South America where it flourished in Peru and Brazil. In the 16th century, the tree was introduced to India by Portuguese traders. Since then, it has become one of their major export crops equal to

Red Palm Oil

Red Palm Oil

Palm oil (Elaeis guineensis) is a traditional fat that has been in existence and used primarily in human diet since the 14th century. They can be grown only in tropical areas of Africa, South American and Asia. In recent years,

Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Sesame plants are grown in tropical Africa, India and some parts of Europe. This pod has been around for ages but became popular in India and ancient Greece where, it was believed people use it for purification in religious ceremonies.