We cook the beans in water and a little salt; no other ingredients. The product has a shelf life of 12 months. Simply open the pouch, pour the beans and their sauce into a pan and warm through. The taste of Rwandan beans ready in a fraction of the time and with much greater convenience. The attached product flyer gives you more information.
There are multiple benefits that schools would benefit from by switching to the FarmFresh beans:
Cash savings. Having trialled our product with several schools and organisations, we believe you can save money by switching to the FarmFresh fully cooked beans, when accounting for the full costs of purchasing dry beans, salt, water and, most importantly, firewood, charcoal or LPG – the prices of which are all increasing. We can unlock these cost-savings as our central cooking process uses a fraction of the energy needed to cook beans from dry in your kitchens.
Convenience. Buying, cleaning and cooking beans is time consuming. The FarmFresh product is highly convenient, freeing your kitchen staff to become more efficient and reducing wastage while ensuring the highest standards of catering for your pupils. We will deliver the bean pouches directly to your school, at a frequency as agreed with your procurement team.
Environmental impact. When you warm the FarmFresh beans rather than cook dry beans from dry, you use less energy and so reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Nutritional standards. The product works to the highest food production standards as set by the Rwanda pFDA and RSB. The vulnerable people you feed will benefit from these quality standards. Cooking the beans in our centralised facility, we check the standard of the beans (e.g. aflatoxin free) and can improve the nutritional standards, for example by using iodized salt as recommended by the Ministry of Health.
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Reach in iron Beans but why are these type of beans necessary in your diet? Well, Iron is a good mineral that helps is growth and development of our bodies. The body uses iron to make hemoglobin, which is a protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of our bodies, and we all NEED that! Iron also makes the protein called myoglobin, which then provides oxygen to body muscles. Iron is also used to make the hormone hepcidin which is found in the small intenstines and helps in food absorption.