5 Minutes Vitamins-packed Ready-To-Use Jute Leaves

Preserving Nature's Goodness

Ray 'N' Mo Foods make Jute leaves into Ready-To-Use forms, reducing post harvest waste, adding value for off-season sales and consumption.

Use Case

Ray 'N' Mo Foods, 5 Minutes Vitamins Packed Ready-to-use Jute leaves retains its nutrients and color making cooking fun and essentially reducing post harvest waste during the season, adding value for off season sales and consumption making the seasonal vegetable available all year round. - Our dehydrated and packaged Jute leaves can be prepared within five(5) minutes as opposed to the long process of leaves picking, cutting and washing before cooking. - Our excellent ready-to-use packs makes it easily accessible to consumers as it can be bought from shops and super markets. - Our packaged Jute Leaves is free of dirts, contaminants and has nutrients preserved for all seasons consumption. - Our dehydrated Jute leaves can be used as herbal tea and made into beauty pills for women.

Potential

Almost a Billion people go to bed hungry daily and Nigeria's post harvest waste alone has hit $750 Billion yearly as we experience 80% post harvest compared to 33% in the world. Preserving fruits and vegetables, starting with Jute leaves(Ewedu /Cochorus Olitorius/Saluyot) which is used for staple food in Nigeria and across Africa would essentially reduce post harvest waste, ensure food security and increase income for over 100 millions poor farmers which are mostly women. Ray 'N' Mo Ready-to-use Jute leaves packages make cooking fast and fun for over 57,904,254 Million people in the South-West region of Nigeria alone, our initial target market, subsequently expanding to other parts of the country and also globally as it is used as herb tea and beauty pill for women.

Business Case

- Source for raw material (Jute leaves) from our farm and other farmers. - Pass on to the processing plant which takes up the process from leaves removal from individual stem, to washing basin, then to drying trays and then to solar tent dryer, to shredder, then to filler and finally into the packs. - Product ready for sale, we distribute to stores and super markets and also engage the service of some distributors who in turn sell to retailers who finally sell to the consumers. It costs 40 naira to grow 15g of Jute leaves, and 50 naira to dry it to store-able level. 50 naira per pack for marketing and distribution and we sell at 200 naira per pack of 15g, gross profit per pack is 60 naira each times 1000 packs daily.

Objectives:

  1. Ray 'N' Mo Foods seeks to reduce post harvest wastes by increasing the production of dehydrated ready-to-use Jutes leaves.
  2. To establish a sustainable market for dehydrated Jute leaves ensuring food security and higher income for poor farmers who are mostly women.
  3. To reach our target sales of 10,000 packs/day and proceed to the production of other products like Jute paste, dried fruits snacks etc.

Team Ray 'N' Mo Foods

Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

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Our Mission

Ray 'N' Mo Foods is involved in reducing farm produce(especially fruits & vegetables) loss and wastage during the season to the barest minimum through innovation, adding value for off season sales and consumption, improving farmers’ lifestyle and ensuring food security.

Our Background

Ray 'N' Mo Foods started with the cultivation of vegetables and other crops, but because of the huge losses constantly experienced, decided to find a solution to preventing future losses. We are currently involved in the Preservation and packaging of these crops. Presently, we process and preserve Jute Leaves (Saluyot, Jew's mallow,) ensuring this seasonal vegetable is always available in Ready-to-use forms. Within a short time we also make available to the public other well preserved products.

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We Believe Our Users

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We Believe Our Users

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We Believe Our Users

Feedbacks / Published April 24, 2018 by Rebecca Amoo

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We Believe Our Users

Our Team

Our Mission

Ray 'N' Mo Foods is involved in reducing farm produce(especially fruits & vegetables) loss and wastage during the season to the barest minimum through innovation, adding value for ...Read More

Our Background

Ray 'N' Mo Foods started with the cultivation of vegetables and other crops, but because of the huge losses constantly experienced, decided to find a solution to preventing ...Read More

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