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Raw Cashew Nuts

Indo Afri Resources is a reputed licenced exporter of Raw Cashew Nut (RCN) from Ivory Coast. We have developed our own infrastructure to meet the demands of our buyers, and offer a wide spectrum of services including competitive prices, load port inspection as well as timely shipments. We are currently selling to India and Vietnam on FOB, CIF and high seas basis.
Indo Afri Resources is active in Ivory Coast , Guinea Bissau and will set of operations in Tanzania in 2016 .


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Below is the country-wise specification of RCN .
Tanzania Ivory Coast Benin Nigeria Guinea Bissau
Out-Turn: 53-55 Lbs/80kg bag minimum Out-Turn : 47-50 Lbs/ 80kg bag minimum Out-Turn : 48 Lbs/ 80kg bag minimum Out-Turn : 47-50Lbs/ 80kg bag minimum Out-Turn : 52-55 Lbs/ 80kg bag minimum
Nut count:195-205 Nuts/Kg Max Nut count: 195-200 Nuts/Kg Max Nut count : 185-190 Nuts/Kg Max Nut count : 190-195 Nuts/Kg Max Nut count :215-220 Nuts/Kg Max
Moisture: 10%, Moisture: 10%, Moisture: 10%, Moisture: 10%, Moisture: 10%,
Foreign Matter: 1% maximum Foreign Matter: 1% maximum Foreign Matter: 1% maximum Foreign Matter: 1% maximum Foreign Matter: 1% maximum
Crop season: November to January Crop season: March to June Crop season: March to June Crop season: March to June Crop season: April to August

Sesame Seeds

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum. The precise natural origin of the species is unknown, although numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number in India. It is widely naturalized in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds .

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Origins and cultivation

Sesame is a crop of African origin, now also common in tropical and sub-tropical Asia extending to the Mediterranean area. There is an archeological evidence dating c. 2000 BC of use of sesame seeds in the Indus Valley.

Description

Also called 'sim-sim' in East Africa, 'benniseed' in West Africa and 'til' in India, sesame is a small, oval oil seed with a nutty flavor and a slight crunch containing 45-55 per cent oil. Sesame seeds come in a variety of colors, from creamy-white to black. The largest producing countries in order of importance are India, China, Myanmar and the African countries like Sudan and Nigeria. It is an annual, propagated by seed and takes 3-5 months to mature. In harvesting, farmers cut the whole plants stack them in upright position. As they dry, the seed capsules split open and the farmers then turn the plants upside down and shake them to release and collect the seeds on a cloth.

Uses

Sesame seeds find use in human diet in various ways, the major use being extracted oil used in cooking, salad dressing and margarine making. In Asian countries, the seeds are used to make sweetmeats. In India, people mix sesame seeds with fennel seeds and salt and heat the mixture over mild flame to prepare an after meal mouth freshener. Many tropical families stew the seeds whole and add them to breads and bun tops.

Nutritional value

Sesame seeds are rich in minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and copper and vitamins B1 and E. Its medicinal benefits include pytoestrogens having anti cancer and antioxidant properties. The sesame cake left after extraction of oil is an important protein-rich stock feed.

Availability

  • From December to April : Burkina Faso & Mali
  • From January to April : Senegal, Guinea Bissau

Sesame seeds find use in human diet in various ways, the major use being extracted oil used in cooking, salad dressing and margarine making. In Asian countries, the seeds are used to make sweetmeats. In India, people mix sesame seeds with fennel seeds and salt and heat the mixture over mild flame to prepare an after meal mouth freshener. Many tropical families stew the seeds whole and add them to breads and bun tops.

We can supply Sesame Seed of Burkina Faso origin . We have tied up with reputed vendors who have their own cleaning facilities in order to meet our requirements.

Timber

We have a strong sourcing network for Teak and Gmelina logs and rough squares in West Africa. We are currently supplying to reputed buyers in India.
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Teak Logs

Teak, also known as Tectona grandis, is native to South and South East Asia, mainly India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar, however it is naturalized and cultivated in many countries, including Africa.

Teak’s main use is in the construction of doors, window frames, furniture, columns and beams. It is very resistant to termite attacks and mature teak is rare and expensive because of its durability and low-maintenance.

Gmelina Logs

Gmelina is a fast growing tree which prefers moist, fertile valleys. Its timber is appreciated and used for door and window frames, furniture and even musical instruments and artifical limbs. It is known to be very sturdy and fairly resistant to decay and termites making it a top choice for general purpose plywood.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is one of Nature's wonders. It has been used for millennia by many generations of African people for skin care, baby care, healing and food. The Shea tree is considered sacred because of the bounty of goodness it can do for your skin, hair, beauty and health.

Richness in precious constituents which makes Shea butter an extraordinary skin care and an amazing body healer, which include unsaturated fats with a large proportion of "unsaponifiables" components, essential fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E and D, provitamin A and allantoin.

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