From Our Farms:Macadamia Processing
Raw macadamia nuts are sourced from both farms and fields. Farms are the company orchards that includes Kiboko, Kiaora, Nando, Hatwara and Kihenia. Field nuts are sourced from out growers and are sourced from among others Embu, Thika, Muranga, Meru, Karatina, and Western among others.
The nuts are weighed upon receipt and quality inspection is done, to check on the nature of nuts including; insect damaged nuts, the extent of molding and moisture content. The nuts are then put into the nut shed bins where the process of curing begins. This is done in three stages; primary, secondary and final curing.
Moisture content checks are done in stages to ensure the kernel parameters do not change and are desirable to the customers. Primary curing takes a period of between a week and two ensuring, secondary curing takes less than a week whereas the final curing can be achieved within a week.
Digital Watch: Personal Productivity Apps
In this segment, we recommend tools to help improve your personal productivity. Here are the top 4 apps to help you realize more goals, more efficiently, in less time.
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