GROUNDNUT

Description
The peanut, or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea), is a species in the legume “bean” family (Fabaceae) native to South America, Mexico and Central America. It is an annual herbaceous plant growing 30 to 50 cm (0.98 to 1.6 ft) tall.

In Nigeria, Groundnut is produced in almost all the northern states. The leading producing states include: Niger, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, Kastina, Kaduna, Adamawa, Yobe, Plateau, Bauchi, Borno, Taraba, Gombe and Nassarawa

Common Specification
According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Indian Standard Institute (ISI) categories groundnuts, into three grades using different specifications as stated in the table below.

Grades of groundnuts required for milling % by weight (MAX)

S/N Characteristics Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
 1 Damaged and weevil kernels 0.5 1.5 3.0
2 Slightly damaged kernels 1.0 2.0 4.0
3 Shriveled and immature kernels 1.0 3.0 6.0
4 Split and broken kernels 5.0 10.0 15.0
5 Nooks, % by weight (max) 1.0 2.0 3.0
6 Impurities 1.0 2.0 3.0
7 Admixture with other types 1.0 2.0 5.0
8 Total of 1-7 above (max) 6.0 12.0 30.0
9 Moisture content 6.0 6.0 6.0
10 Oil content on moisture free basis 48.8 46.0 42.0
11 Acid value of extracted oil (max) 2.0 4.0 6.0

 

Supply Ability: 50 Tonnes/Month

Minimum Order: 100 Kg

Packaging Details: Depends on customer request

Delivery Details: 35 days after receiving payment

Payment Terms:  LC, T/T

Port: Sea, Postal and Cargo