How to Export Nigerian Vegetables To Foreign Countries

There are vegetables everywhere across the globe, but there are some specific vegetables that can be exported to another part of the country. These vegetables are synonymous with specific backgrounds and cultures. Nigerians are used to some group of vegetables that are cooked as meals or soups and not for salads which are spinach, pumpkin, waterleaf, uziza, jute leaf, etc. this vegetable has a nutritional benefit for the body and are edible when cooked.

Method of exporting Nigeria Vegetable

Vegetables are perishable items that derive carefulness when it is to be exported. It can be exported by packaging and exporting just the seeds, freshly or as a form of dry leaves. This is basically because some consumers prefer fresh vegetables while some derive the interest in dry vegetables such as jute leaves that can be dried and packaged, as they still retain their sliming nature.

To export dry vegetables, you will need to wash them carefully before you take them to the machine for drying. You can dry it at a temperature of 45 to 47 degrees. After the drying, you will sort the bad ones and make sure the one you are sending is free from foreign particles.

If you are exporting it fresh just make sure it is free from foreign particles and is ready for export as well. The dry vegetable is good for the US and far east while the fresh vegetable is very good for the UK market.


You may want to subscribe to exporting these vegetable seeds for those who want to plant them in the comfort of their home or for local farmers overseas who are interested in marketing Nigerian vegetables to Nigerian citizens overseas.

Vegetable seedlings can be dried extensively and packaged into cups and exported abroad. This is another exporting vegetable opportunity for both small and large scale exporters.

Sourcing for vegetable

One of the importance of vegetable exportation is the ability to meet up to the huge demand when venturing into its exportation and sourcing for the vegetable resources and buyers are one of them. In Nigeria, vegetables grow in all regions of the country specifically the western and southern parts of the country. This vegetable needs to be free from pests and fungi, clean and grown in a specific monitored area to retain the greenly leafy part and also its nutrients.

Packaging to prevent perishing

As a farmer, the supplier needs to understand the plant’s formation and how they are cultivated such as the period of planting, harvesting, preservation and packaging.

This is because the immediate vegetable is been harvested they start dying and by rehydrating, then you can probably live fresh and longer and you should put into consideration that they expire and what this meant is that they easily start cooking themselves, losing the greens and rotten, so you have to work out the best technique in its preservation, logistics method to convey easily to country of export in such a way the quality of the products remains.

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