Rowfer promotes the mobility of commodities between regions, strategically matching one area’s market capabilities with market consumption pattern in another. Our biblical interaction with the African continent enabled us to expand an integrated supply chain model to be linked with other fast growing regions. Our focus is to continue growing synergies, entrench presence and deepen the value chain through increasing processing initiatives. Our agricultural sector is focused on crops such as Acacia Gum, Hibiscus Sabdariffa & Sesame seeds.
Also known as Gum Arabic is harvested from Acacia trees which grow in the sub-Saharan African regions. The encapsulation and emulsification properties of this polysaccharide designate the ability to enrich products with different flavors, provided by a mouth feel sensation. Carbonated beverages utilize Acacia to increase fizzing, due to its ability to reduce surface tension in liquids. Acacia is classified into two grades, Acacia Senegal and Acacia Seyal.
Also known as Roselle flower grows in tropical and subtropical regions. Not only may it be used in medicines as a diuretic, but also medical research has shown that Roselle features in the treatment of cardiac, nerve and carcinogenic diseases. Hibiscus Sabdariffa is also used as a coloring agent in major food industries due to its strong red pigment. Furthermore, the flower most common consumption as a refreshing drink in many African, Caribbean, and Latin American countries. Moreover, it can be blended with tea as a hot drink to clear mucus and ease coughs.
It is considered to be historically harvested for more than 3000 years ago. The most recurrent type traded in many markets is white sesame seeds. However sesame seed color may vary depending upon the region and growing conditions. It is mainly used as a coating surface for bakery, chocolate and other deserts. The color may range between gold, reddish brown and brown. From Sesame seed Sesame oil is produced, notably known for its distinguished nutty flavor and slightly sweet taste.