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Welcome to
Essence of Africa

“Essence of Africa” as the name suggests brings you the soul of African continent through its superior produce grown and processed in the heart of Africa, by Africans.

Essence of Africa entered the agro and food processing sector with one single goal of promoting Africa’s farming community to the outer world and providing the consumers with its finest products.

Essence of Africa maintains highest standard in farm practices and processing; The very best and reliable techniques are applied to produce the right quality and maintain the full flavor/aroma and nutrients of the products.

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Our Services

We provide following services to our clients:

Our Products

  • Vanilla
  • Birds Eye Chili
  • Scotch Bonnet Chili Pepper
  • Super Hot Chili Peppers
  • Medium Hot Chili Pepper
  • Ashanti Pepper/Black Pepper
  • Moringa Leaves/Powder
  • Simsim/Sesame
  • Chia Seeds

Vanilla

The name Vanilla came from the Spanish word "vainilla", meaning "little pod".

Our vanilla is grown by small-scale farmers of Uganda in the remote parts of country on very fertile soil of rain forests.The beauty of vanilla growing is that it does not require any chemical and it is 100% organic.

Our vanilla pods are harvested while green but mature. At this stage, they are odourless.

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Birds Eye Chili

A small chile pepper that is typically harvested when it is approximately an inch in length and matured from green to red in color.

It is a popular ingredient in southeast Asian, African, Spanish, and Portuguese cooking. Often referred to as piri-piri, peri-peri, peli-peli, or picante in eastern Europe, the Bird's eye Chili Pepper is a very hot pepper, adding significant heat to food recipes.

It is commonly used to make marinades and sauces for meats, poultry, fish and seafoods.

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Scotch Bonnet Chili Pepper

We prepare dry chili pepper from Scotch bonnet. The pepper is available in small flakes of 1 to 5 mm as well as powder.

The scotch bonnet pepper is very hot and has a apple-cherry tomato flavour. It tastes very good on pizza, sandwichs and burgers. It also makes very tasty sauce for pastas and meat.

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Super Hot Chili Peppers

Essence of Africa grows some of the superhot chili varieties at its company farm in Central Uganda.

Bhut Jolokia (Ghost pepper) is produced in red, chocolate and peach colors. The heat values of our Bhut Jolokia is between 700,000 and 1,000,000 scoville. Bhut jolokia is used as a food and a spice, as well as a remedy to summer heat. It is used in both fresh and dried forms, to "heat up" curries, pickles and chutneys. It is popularly used in combination with pork or dried or fermented fish

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Medium Hot Chili Pepper

Medium-Hot chili peppers range from 15,001 to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units. There are so many varieties of chili peppers, and they often have different names depending on region.

Lemon Drop Chili Pepper
Peter Pepper Orange Chili Pepper

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Ashanti Pepper/Black Pepper

Ashanti pepper is an exotic variety of Black pepper resembling Cubeb Pepper which grows in the Rain forests of Democratic republic of Congo. However, unlike Cubeb pepper which is large and spherical in shape, Ashanti Pepper berries are prolate - elliptically shaped, smaller and smoother than cubeb pepper.

Ashanti pepper contains 5% to 8% piperine, which gives it ‘heat’. It also contains significant proportions (10%) of myristicine, elemicin, safrole and dillapiol.

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Moringa Leaves/Powder

Moringa, also known as Tree of life, clarifier tree, horseradish tree and drumstick tree, has been used for centuries by people living in Asia and many parts of Africa. It also has hundreds of medicinal uses for both prevention and treatment. This may be due to its novel isothiocynate compounds which is a class of phytochemicals.

The nutritional benefits of Moringa are numerous, as it is high in vitamins A and C and is an excellent source of B vitamins, magnesium, protein, iron, and other...

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Simsim/Sesame

Simsim is a flowering plant which is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods. It has one of the highest oil contents of any seed. Simsim seed is considered to be the oldest oilseed crop known to man, domesticated well over 5000 years ago. It has been cultivated and used in Uganda since 1910 when the crop was first introduced from Kenya and distributed in Eastern Uganda.

Simsim is predominantly grown in the North and North Eastern parts of Uganda and a considerable amount is also grown in Eastern Uganda.

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Chia Seeds

Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family. Salvia hispanica seed often is sold under its common name "chia". Its origin is believed to be in Central America where the seed was a staple in the ancient Aztec diet.

Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid. They also are an excellent source of fiber at 10 grams per ounce (about 2 tablespoons), and contain protein and minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.

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ABOUT US

“Essence of Africa” as the name suggests brings you the soul of African continent through its superior produce grown and processed in the heart of Africa, by Africans.

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Plot 285, Block 250, Bunga Hill, P.O.Box 34335, Kampala, Uganda.

+256 393 208609
+256 701 970698

connect@essenceofafrica.ug

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