How to Start Spicy Roasted Cashew Nut Packaging Business in Nigeria

 The Cashew Tree – What it is

How to Start Spicy Cashew nut Business in Nigeria
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The botanical name for cashew is Anacadium occidentale. Cashew tree is a tropical tree that produces cashew fruits for more than one season. Its leaves are evergreen, which means they never change their green colour even during winter, remain green, functional and produces fruits for more than one growing season.

Cashew produces yellow or red fruits which bear the cashew nuts. The cashew fruit can be eaten like every other fruit, while the nuts can be eaten as snack.  Below are some health benefits of cashew  fruit and nuts.

Benefits of Cashew Fruits and Nuts

The fruit and nuts of cashew has natural oils that promote healthy hearts, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.
It has high copper content which help maintain healthy bone and joints.
Cashew also contains essential minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals that helps keep gums and teeth healthy and prevent cancers.

Why Cashew Nuts

Cashew nuts sells just like groundnut, though a bit more expensive than groundnut. Millions of Nigerians buy cashew nuts daily. Now as a snack it serve as a means of relieving hunger before people get home made food to eat.  This also brings us to good packaging and marketing strategy.  (More on that later).
 That said, let’s look at the steps to prepare spicy cashew nut in Nigeria
 How To Start Spicy Roasted Cashew Nut Packaging in Nigeria

For 1 kilogram of cashew nut follow the steps below.

Ingredients

1. Cashew nut – 1000g (1kg)
2. Salt – 2 teaspoon
3. Grounded pepper 1 tablespoon
4. Celery powder – 1 tablespoon
5. Ginger powder – 1 tablespoon
Please note that you will need an oven to prepare your cashew nut.
Procedure:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2.Pour your cashew nut in a bowl and pour the spices
3. Mix the cashew nut with the spices you added evenly until the cashew nuts are coated with the spices
4. Spread the cashew nuts on a baking sheet
5. Put it the the oven you preheated and roast for 10-15 minutes
 6. Allow to cool down then package
Alternative, you can sprinkle some water on the cashew nuts with the spices and leave to stand for 10 minutes
Drain completely and roast in the oven as in the procedures above.
 Go ahead and package
You can use plastic containers or nylon pack/pouch.
How to Package and Market Your Cashew Nuts to Attract More Sales
There are people who package and sell cashew nuts in bottles but if you want to go into packaging of cashew nuts, i’ll advice you do it differently so as to get more attention and attract more buyers.
 Why not add value?  I bet you you will struggle to sell your products even if they are hygienically prepared, if you don’t package yours differently and learn new sales strategies to market your cashew nuts.
I guess you know that you can quickly convince people to stop buying cashew nuts from their regular seller if you don’t add value. If your is not different from the normal way of packaging.
Adding more value and marketing strategy is key to business success. It paves the way for a niche within an existing niche. That is revolution.
Lets take the case of hypo for instance, all the previous producers of bleach packaged theirs in plastic bottles but hypo came with a sachet or just N20 and broke even. They penetrated the market and brought down the patronage of the previous producers. Today you will hardly hear about any other bleach in the market. So you see? Doing something different from others makes you stand out from he crowd, thereby bringing more sales and more money into your pocket.
Instead of putting yours in the bottles like every other person, you can get graphics or designer to design  sachets for you and brand them with your business name. Then distribute to shop owners in your area and even in schools. as time goes on, you work on registering with NAFDAC.
You can also sell online with using Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp.
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Mildred

My name is Mildred. I'm a Christian and a lover of God. I'm resilient and have complete trust in God. This blog was created to help others learn various skills that would help them not just to earn a living but become entrepreneurs that would become global Giants in business. Welcome to MildBizPreneur!

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