Spices and seeds

Spices and seeds

Spices from India are well known around the world and include items like Turmeric whole, Turmeric powder, Coriander whole, Coriander powder, Red Chili powder (No. 1), Red Chili whole, Red Chili Mash, Nutmeg powder, White pepper whole, Black pepper whole, Cloves, Anistar, Green Cardamom, Black Cardamom, Fenugreek seeds, Fennel seeds, Cumin seeds, Sesame seeds, Cinnamon sticks, Cinnamon powder, Mustard seeds, Nigella seeds, etc.

Advantages

Spices and seeds are used by many cuisines around the world to add flavour to food, both in its fresh plant form and as a supplement.

Origin

India and Vietnam.

Packaging

Is available in consumer sizes 100 gram, 200 gram, 500 gram and 1 kilo. It can also be packed in 25 kilo woven PP bags.

Shelf life

The shelf life of the spices depends on the packing and ranges from 12 to 36 months. Should be protected from direct exposure to sunlight and heat sources.

Fresh garlic

Fresh garlic

Fresh Garlic from China origin can be supplied in various sizes. It is a seasonable product so it is necessary to plan your requirements in advance.

Advantages

Garlic — known to some as the stinking rose — is used by many cuisines around the world to add flavour to food, but it’s also been used as a natural medicinal ingredient for centuries, both in its fresh plant form and as a supplement.

Origin

China.

Packaging

Fresh garlic can be packed in 10 kilo or 25 kilo woven PP bags.

Shelf life

Fresh garlic has a shelf life of 8 months if storage temperature is maintained at -2 degrees Celsius. Should be protected from direct exposure to sunlight and heat sources.

Maize flour

Maize flour
Agro-Maizeflour

Yellow or White Maize Flour is a powder which is made by grinding cereal grains, other seeds or roots (like Cassava). It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures.

Advantages

Maize flour contains a high proportion of starches, which are a subset of complex carbohydrates also known as polysaccharides. The kinds of flour used in cooking include all-purpose flour, self-rising flour, and cake flour including bleached flour. The higher the protein content the harder and stronger the flour and will produce crusty or chewy breads. The lower the protein, the softer the flour for better cakes, cookies and pie crusts.

Origin

South Africa.

Packaging

Maize flour can be packed in 25 kilo or 50 kilo woven PP bags. 21,5 MT can be loaded in a 20ft container.

Shelf life

Maize Flour has a shelf life of 12 months when stored in a cool and dry place. Should be protected from direct exposure to sunlight and heat sources.

 


Desiccated coconut powder

Desiccated coconut powder
Agro-Desiccated-Coconut_milkpowder

Desiccated coconut powder is available with 35% to 45% fat content. It is free from preservatives, artificial colouring and artificial flavouring.

Advantages

Desiccated coconut powder is a natural taste improver and has many applications such as Bakery (bread, biscuits and cookies), Confectionaries (chocolates, sweets, toffee), Ice Cream (yoghurts, desserts, puddings), Drinks (pina colada, cocktails, shakes), Dry Mix (cake mixes, curry mixes, seasoning mixes), Savouries (curries, coconut rice).
This product is Halal certified and Cholesterol free.

Origin

Malaysia.

Packaging

Desiccated coconut powder can be packed in sachets of 100 gram or in woven 25 kilo bags. Mixed container loads is possible.

Shelf Life

The shelf life of the 25 kilo bags is 24 months and for the 100 g it is 18 months. Should be protected from direct exposure to sunlight and heat sources.

Instant coconut milk powder

Instant coconut milk powder
Coconut

Instant Coconut milk powder is available with 35% fat content or with 50% fat content. It is free from preservatives, artificial colouring and artificial flavouring. By just adding water or adding directly into your cooking, you have a 100% natural coconut taste.

Advantages

Coconut milk powder is a natural taste improver and has many applications such as:

Bakery (bread, biscuits and cookies)
Confectionaries (chocolates, sweets, toffee)
Ice Cream (yoghurts, desserts, puddings)
Drinks (pina colada, cocktails, shakes)
Dry Mix (cake mixes, curry mixes, seasoning mixes)
Savouries (curries, coconut rice)

Check all kinds of recipes, with coconut milk powder, below.

This product is Halal certified and Cholesterol free.

Recipes

Origin

Malaysia.

Packaging

It can be packed in consumer packs of 50 gram, 150 gram, 300 gram or in liquid form 200 ml. In institutional pack of 1 kilo or industrial packing of 25 kilo bags.

Shelf life

The shelf life of the 50 gram packing is max. 24 months and of the other sizes it is max. 18 months. The shelf life of 25 kilo bags is 12 months. Should be protected from direct exposure to sunlight and heat sources.

Pinto beans

Pinto beans
Agro-Pintobeans

The pinto bean (Spanish: frijol pinto, literally “speckled bean”) is named for its mottled skin (compare pinto horse), hence it is a type of mottled bean. It is the most common bean in the United States and northwestern Mexico and is most often eaten whole in broth or mashed and refried. Either whole or mashed, it is a common filling for burritos.

Advantages

Rice and pinto beans served with cornbread or corn tortillas are often a staple meal where meat is unavailable; the amino acids in this combination make it a complete protein source. This variety is often used in chili con carne, although the kidney bean, black bean, and many others may also be used in other local dishes.

Origin

Mexico. 

Packaging

Pinto beans can be packed in 25 kilo or 50 kilo woven PP bags. 24 MT can be loaded in a 20ft container. 

Shelf life

Pinto Beans have a shelf life of 12 months when stored in a cool and dry place. Should be protected from direct exposure to sunlight and heat sources.

 

Maize polenta

Maize polenta
Agro-Polenta

Polenta is made with ground yellow or white cornmeal (ground maize), which can be ground coarsely or finely depending on the region and the texture desired. Polenta is traditionally a slowly cooked dish. It sometimes takes an hour or longer and constant stirring is necessary. The time and labor intensity of traditional preparation methods has led to a profusion of shortcuts.

In South Africa, cornmeal mush is a staple food called “meali pap”; elsewhere in Southern Africa it is called phutu-(pap) or is’tshwala. It is similar to polenta but most often it is not as dense.

Advantages

Polenta is an easy dish to prepare and an healthy alternative for potatoes or rice.

Origin

South Africa. 

Packaging

Polenta can be packed in 25 kilo or 50 kilo woven PP bags. 21,5 MT can be loaded in a 20ft container.

Shelf life

Polenta has a shelf life of 12 months when stored in a cool and dry place. Should be protected from direct exposure to sunlight and heat sources.

Maize grits

Maize grits
Agro-Maizegrits

Maize Grits is a product used a lot as an ingredient in the snacks industry. Used as an ingredient for batter-mix products or specific food blendings; bread mixes, soup powder, stabilizer, Ice Cream Cones, biscuits, added to processed meat, fixing agents for minerals and vitamins, PET food products, fishing baits, etc.
In many African countries it is also used as a porridge meal for children by cooking the flour in water. Or served as a meal in schools for children.

Advantages

Grits are usually prepared by adding one part grits to two-to-three parts boiling water, sometimes seasoned with salt or sugar. They are usually cooked for 15 – 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the grits become a porridge-like consistency. As grits expand when they are cooked, they need to be stirred periodically to prevent sticking and forming lumps. They may be served with grated cheese, butter, sausage. Grits have also been known to be served with fish such as fried catfish or salmon croquettes.

Origin

South Africa. 

Packaging

Maize Grits can be packed in 25 kilo or 50 kilo woven PP bags. 21,5 MT can be loaded in a 20ft container.

Shelf life

Maize Grits have a shelf life of 12 months when stored in a cool and dry place. Should be protected from direct exposure to sunlight and heat sources.