NIGERIA – Nigerian food manufacturing company, Troli International Limited (TIL) has launched an innovative ready-to-eat sauce debut Pepperetti.
According to the four-year old company, the product is made using locally sourced ingredients except the pepper seeds, which are imported and provided to farmers to grow locally.
Registered with the National Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), TIL has indicated that the product was not designed to replace stew but rather to complement it.
It can be enjoyed with Rice, Beans, Grilled Fish, Chicken, Noodles, Fried Yam, Shawarma, Barbeque, Amala, Eba, Semo, among other foods, reports This Day.
“The brand’s vision is to be the authentic ready to eat sauce for the African palette,” MD/CEO of Troli International Limited, Kehinde Salami said, adding that Pepperetti is for anyone who desires that peppery zest in their meal.
The product comes in 370g and 200g pack with nine months shelf life.
It is currently available in 100 grocery outlets in Lagos and soon to be available in other leading chain stores like Shoprite, Spar, Ebeano, etc.
Tomato, a commonly used ingredient in the manufacture of sauces, is one of the crops earmarked by the government of Nigeria to attain self-sufficiency in production which has also seen an array of investment being undertaken in the sub-sector by different players.
Last month, Spanish culinary products manufacturer GBfoods inaugurated a N20 billion (US$51.9m) Tomato processing factory in Kebbi state.
The N20 billion (US$51.9m) factory was established in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kebbi State Government and the Emirate of Yauri.
The investment, in the world-class factory and adjoining farm, includes a drip irrigation and fertigation infrastructure, greenhouses, seed planting robots, an incubation chambers and a plethora of agricultural machinery.
Tomato Jos, Nigerian agro-processing company focused on the local production of high-quality tomato paste, recently completed a EUR 3.9 million (US$4.2m) Series A funding round led by Goodwell Investments, via its West Africa partner Alitheia Capital with participation from Acumen Capital Partners and VestedWorld.
The combined €3.9 million funding will boost Tomato Jos’ transition to its next stage of growth which will entail the processing and distribution of tomato products.
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