Cocoa is one of the most useful agricultural products in Nigeria. With various uses being discovered by the day, it is easy to see why it rates among the most marketable products in the country.
With this being established, we will now take a look at Cocoa Bean Prices Per Ton and Kilo In Nigerian Farm and some of the common uses or end products of cocoa.
Cocoa Bean Prices changes from time to time and from location to location in Nigeria. It is a tad difficult to give a single price estimate on how much cocoa sells for in Nigeria today.
For instance, Cocoa is cheaper in places than other in Nigeria, it is cheaper in States like Ondo and Cross River state because there is a large supply of the product in that area.
Cocoa Bean Prices Per Kilo In Nigerian Farm.
Prices of commodities in Nigeria vary heavily with the location. Cocoa Bean Price Per Kilo In Nigerian Farm has now increased to N950.00, against the initial price of N800.00 per kilo.
A tonne of cocoa sells for anything between N700, 000 – N750, 000 depending on the location of purchase.
Cocoa Bean Prices Per Ton In Nigerian Farm.
Below is a breakdown of the prices of cocoa per tonne in different cocoa-producing areas in Nigeria.
- 1 ton of cocoa at Akoko Edo, Edo State == N720,000 – N740,000
- 1 ton of cocoa at Ikom, Cross River State == N700,000 – N720,000
- 1 ton of cocoa at Akure South, Ondo State == N730,000 – N755,000
- 1 ton of cocoa at Idanre, Ondo State == N740,000 – N760,000
- 1 ton of cocoa at Ore, Ondo State == N725,000 – N750,000
- 1 ton of cocoa at Ife Central, Osun State == N730,000 – N750,000
Common Uses of Cocoa
Long regarded as a food treat, cocoa is now used by some people as medicine.
Cocoa seed is used for infectious intestinal diseases and diarrhea, asthma, bronchitis, and as an expectorant for lung congestion.
The seed coat is used for liver, bladder, and kidney ailments; diabetes; as a tonic; and as a general remedy. Below are the common uses of cocoa:
From the processed cocoa bean comes the fluid paste, or liquor, from which cocoa powder and chocolate are made.
Chocolate is sold directly to the consumer as solid bars of eating chocolate, as packaged cocoa, and as baking chocolate. It is also used by confectioners as coating for candy bars and boxed or bulk chocolates, by bakery product manufacturers and bakers as coating for many types of cookies and cakes, and by ice-cream companies as coating for frozen novelties.
Cocoa powders, chocolate liquor, and blends of the two are used in bulk to flavour various food products and to provide the flavours in such “chocolate” products as syrups, toppings, chocolate milk, prepared cake mixes, and pharmaceuticals.
2. Animal Feed
No part of Cocoa is a waste, not even the husk. This part of cocoa can be easily used as an animal feed. You can easily slice a fresh cocoa husk into small flakes. After this process, all you need do is dry the flakes slightly and then mince and dry the pellets.
3. Soft Drinks and Alcohols
This is one of the common uses of cocoa in the local sector today. You can easily collect fresh cocoa pulp juice (or sweating), sterilize them and bottle them to make them neat and presentable.
For the production of some top-rated alcoholic drinks like Brandy, you can collect fresh juice from cocoa, boil slightly, cool and then ferment with yeast. After four days, distill the produce and you have gotten yourself a lovely brandy.
4. Used for Cocoa butter
This is one of the most significant, and in major parts of the country, the most rated and popular use of cocoa.
Cocoa butter is used in the production of chocolate. Apart from this, it is also used to manufacture some cosmetic products like moistening creams and soaps.
Because of the special effect cocoa has on the skin, many skin therapists advise the use of cocoa-made creams for skin glow and general care.
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