The sugarcane juice concept is relatively new in Ghana. The juice caught my attention when I saw a couple of gentlemen at Peduase, Springfield Junction vending fresh sugarcane juice. My entrepreneurial curiosity got the better of me, so I decided to ask a few questions. I devoted some time to do some research on the sugarcane plant. (more…)
Pineapples are by far the most juiced fruits in Ghana’s fresh juice industry. Did you know there are different varieties or types of pineapple? Well, in this post, we are getting close and personal with this chap!
The pineapple has its botanical name as Ananas Comosus (now, that’s a mouth full) is a tropical plant. The pineapple has multiple edible fruits consisting of coalesced berries. Now let me explain that. The pineapple fruit is not one whole fruit like the orange or mango, but a lot of berries fused together. Essentially every “checked box” you see on the fruit is an individual berry. The varieties of pineapples we consume and have significant economic value belong to the plant family of Bromeliaceae. Pineapples take 13 to 14 months to mature. (more…)
Sugarcane juice is not only like any other sweet juice but it has many other nutrients. Sugarcane juice is extracted from the cane by pressing it through iron rollers. It is nutritious and refreshing. It contains about 15 % natural sugar and is rich in organic salts and vitamins. The juice can also be used for drinking or sweetening. On hot days, it is a cooling drink. A little lime juice may be mixed in the juice to improve its flavour. (more…)
Tiger nuts affectionately called atadwe is very popular and every Ghanaian knows it, well if you don’t you will, by the end of this post. Tiger-nuts are very popular among Ghanaian men due to their perceived property as a sexual stimulant. Now I have an issue with this notion, I consider this rather myopic view of the many health benefits of Atadwe, sad. Read about the many health benefits of Atadwe here. I honestly believe we have failed as a country to effectively utilize the many health and economic benefits of the tasty Atadwe. Our achievements from tiger nuts are almost equivalent to nothing. (more…)