Kenya Nut Company

 

Issue no 010

The KNC Voice

From our Farms: Strawberry Project

KNC has undertaken a trial to evaluate the possibility of commercially producing these and other fruits. Our approach is to come in with a new variety, in different conditions than is normal typically in an open field.

We are currently growing 2 varieties – Japanese cultivars; Akihime and Tochiotome. These will be grown in a greenhouse using hydroponics (we are not using soil as a mode of propagation but rather cocopets – which makes it easier to regulate the conditions for growing.

These strawberries take about 3 months (90 days) between planting and harvesting.

This addition of the berries into our portfolio then should come as no surprise. Strawberries are a rich source of potassium, folic acid as well as fibre, antioxidants and Vitamin C making them a perfect snack, or addition to your salads and breakfast.

Apart from growing new varieties which have so far produced better quality berries, they are bigger in and sweeter than…

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Mental Health Check: Practical ways to enhance well-being in these trying times

 – KEN P. MUNYUA

 

The moment we are living through challenges people with even the most robust coping skills do not know how to cope. We are witnessing the loss of life at a massive scale, fearing for the lives of ourselves and our loved ones, grieving for the life we knew before, feeling helpless, lonely, and perhaps more than a little angry as we see the daily injustices that COVID19 seems to illuminate. With all of this going on, the possibilities for individual and societal trauma are quite high. Thankfully, past research has discovered a variety of effective tools that people can use to maximize their own resiliency during hardship.

Principle 1: Cultivate a Belief in Your Ability to Cope. Believe that you will get through this difficult time

Principle 2: Stay Connected with Sources of Support, do not forsake them. You need them more than you need them more than you think.

Principle 3: Talk About What You’re Going Through, do not keep it bottled up.

Principle 4: Be Helpful to Others, give without tiring.

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DID YOU KNOW?

 

At Morendat, we are committed to offering our customers the very best quality meat and meat products. In addition to our Nanyuki and Naivasha outlets, we are proud to announce the opening of our third meatery outlet, at Sarit Centre, on ground floor.

Visit us for a wide selection of aged prime cuts and VAD products.

 

In celebration of a life well lived- Late Naomi Muigai

 

Until her demise, Naomi was our performance Management, Learning and  Development manager. 

Rest well Naomi.

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MD’s Desk

Greetings to my KNC family! Welcome to the 10th issue of The KNC Voice.

In this issue we pay attention to the role of resilience in our lives, the power of pushing through and bouncing back. During the current times we are living through, this might sound close to impossible to most of us. We miss ‘normal’, we want ‘our normal’ back but it seems to be moving further and further away. How then do we find the strength and will to move forward and do what must be done, in our lives and at work? How do we lead and adapt to the almost daily changes we face? We must look within! Our Creator ensured within each of us there is enough will to get through whatever challenges life throws at us.

Therefore, as we move towards the end of the Year 2020, let us take courage in what we have gone through as a team. Let the scars we have seen reflect the strength of our endurance. Let us continue to empathize, encourage and lead those around us. Let us always have gratitude and thanksgiving for where we are. As we do all this let us not forget to prepare for the coming year, a year we anticipate will provide new challenges as we continue to struggle to make our way back to recovery.

I continue to hold my KNC family close and pray for all your families. Let us continue to remain vigilant – hand wash, sanitize, wear a mask, social distance and keep safe!

 

 

 

PRODUCT WATCH

NEW: OOA GRANOLA

 

 

As we continue to grow the Out of Africa brand portfolio to include other product offerings outside of the snacks category, we bring you a healthy breakfast option, granola.

Our granola contains high fiber and nutritious ingredients like oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruits making it the ideal healthy snack to kick off your day in the morning. For ingredients, see ingredients below.

OOA Fruit ‘n’ Nut Granola contains oats, cashew nuts, sunflower seeds, honey, dried mangoes, dried pineapples, dried cranberries, and dried coconuts.

OOA Honey ‘n’ Nut Granola contains oats, honey, cashew nuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, and cinnamon.

 

 Serving recommendation:

Brought to you in an easy to open, reseal and store vacuum pack, we ensure that the ingredients stay fresh and crunchy.

To serve, just pour it in a bowl with milk or yoghurt, and some fresh fruit and enjoy.

Don’t forget to share with us your thoughts and insights.

 

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