WHAT WE DO
We export kola nuts to several International buyers.
Kola nut is the fruit of the evergreen kola tree which is found in the rainforest of West Africa. Inside the tree’s star-shaped fruits are white shells, which contain the seeds or kola nuts. Each fruit contains between two and five kola nuts. About the size of a chestnut, this little fruit is packed with caffeine. Kola nuts have a bitter taste when chewed fresh. When they are dried, the taste becomes milder and they reportedly smell of nutmeg. The estimated production life of a kola nut tree is 70 -100 years.
Nigeria is the world largest producer of kola nut with over 161,000 metric ton production in 2019. Followed by Ivory Coast and Cameroon with over 60,100 metric ton and 50,500 metric ton productions respectively. Ghana is fourth with a production of 25,300 metric ton.
In Nigeria, kola nut tree fruits two times in a year (May-June) and (November-December). The major harvest season is the later, while mild harvest is May/June. However, at Acme Global Merchants Ltd, our export delivery is throughout the year.
Our Kola Nut Export Specifications:
20 Metric Ton (50Kg packed in polypropylene bag and loaded in one 20” FCL)
100% Irrevocable L/C at sight
15 – 25 days after confirmation of L/C
1% – 2% Maximum
10% – 12% Maximum
SGS, Interk, Bureau Veritas, Cotecna
- Bill of Lading
- Certificate of Origin
- SGS Inspection Certificate
- Phytosanitary Certificate
- Fumigation Certificate
- Commercial Invoice
- Packing List
Kola nut is use as a flavoring ingredient in food and beverages. It is also use in the pharmaceutical industries as active ingredient for short-term relief of depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine headaches, dysentery and many more ailments.
Our kola nut farmers are in various states in Nigeria, namely: Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Ogun, Ondo and Osun State.