Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Nov 27, 2018 17:26:25 GMT 1
Date fruits is botanically known as Phoenix dactylifera, it belongs to the family of Palmae (Arecaceae) plant. Date fruits are usually oblong, with varying sizes, shapes and colours.
Good dates are light brown and shiny, do not stick to one another and are not infested with mites. They are one of the best versatile foods that can regulate the digestive process and have gained popularity in recent times.
Date is a cash crop. The cultivation or sales of the crop is an opportunity for great investment and a source of employment.
Globally, Nigeria is the only country where date palms have two harvesting seasons in a year.
While fresh dates are available from August to December, one can purchase dried dates any time of the year.
Date fruit producing states in Nigeria are Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zanfara, Gombe, Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Adamawa and some parts of Taraba states.
One is sure to get quality date fruits in these regions and at cheap rate that will guarantee good return on investment.
The massive health benefits of dates have made them one of the most sought after fruits. Demand of dates has been on the increase in recent times. Cuisines across the world use dates in small and large quantities.
They can be added as component to enhance taste and the seeds are also soaked and ground for animal feeds. Dates can also be dehydrated, ground and mixed with grain to form a nutritious stockfeed.
The seeds of the fruit are soaked and ground for animal feed and may sometimes be added as an additive to coffee beans. Their oil is also used in cosmetics and soaps.
The international trade in dates is rewarding. Knowledge of prices, product quality and the capacity to meet demand will be a necessary condition to help effect good sales and huge profits.
The main international markets of dates are France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Dates can also be exported to a country like Libya where it is commonly used to prepare porridge.
The date fruit is marketed all over the world as a high-value confectionery and fruit crop and remains an extremely important subsistence crop in most of the desert regions.
Dates can be packaged in paperboard cartons and boxes, dates for industrial use are also packaged in barrels and bags.
The product should be properly packaged to ensure it meets hygiene standards and should be in packages that are adequately labelled and attractive. This will give your product an edge over others.
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