Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Jul 24, 2019 18:39:40 GMT 1
Cocoyam is a stem tuber and herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the Araceae family and constitutes one of the six most important root and tuber crops world-wide. Cocoyam is an important staple food in Nigeria and ranks third in importance after cassava and yam among the root and tuber crops cultivated and consumed.
It is a popular food crop in Nigeria and is also popular in most tropical regions of the world . It comes in several varieties. Some varieties are used for soup, others are boiled, while some are used to make porridge among a long list of recipes.
This tuber crop has continued to grow in popularity among Nigerians and Africans. Research has also discovered that the tuber can be used as an alternative to sorghum in factories producing beer and other beverages.
Our focus here is to guide you on how to start a profitable Cocoyam business by exporting the crop to other parts of the world.
Health Benefits of Cocoyam
Research has shown that cocoyam is packed with lots of important nutrients that enrich the body. Cocoyam contains a good amount of Thiamine, Copper, Manganese, Niacine, Calcium, Vitamins B6, A, E and C. Other nutrients include Zinc, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Riboflavin, and Protein.
Opportunities in Cocoyam Export
Opportunities export offers are tremendous, especially in non-oil products. These opportunities will keep increasing because the dominance of oil revenue is changing around the world and attentions are being shifted to non-oil export.
You have the chance of reaping bountifully from the business as there is currently a huge supply deficit of most of our local produce. The high demand for the tuber crop is good for business, this gives you a leverage for adequate pricing.
The investors who have ventured into the business have been smiling to the bank.