This business idea is for essence extraction from curry leaves. Essence adds flavor and taste to food. For one to enter the market, it is recommended that s/he targets supplying to supermarket chains, grocery/retail shops and restaurants. The business idea aims at production of 46,800 bottles of essence annually. The revenue potential is estimated at US $ 561,000 annually. The total capital investment for the project is US $ 4,000.
The profiled plant has a minimum capacity of 150 vials per day and this is an output of a single 8-hour work shift.
Technology and Production process
Essence is extracted from the curry leaves with the essence extractor or distillation set then the liquid is filled in bottles and sealed. The room should be moist to conserve the fresh curry leaves.
Essence adds flavor and taste to food thus there is high demand in Catering industry and Homesteads. There are no players on the market sofar in Uganda.
Scale of Investment
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Source of Supply of Equipment and Rawmaterials
Rawmaterials and Equipments can be sourced locally in Uganda.
Government Facilities and incentives
The Government is encouraging the establishment of Agro-processing industries in Uganda through allocation of Land, Tax exemption on Equipments and Rawmaterials in a bid to modernize Agriculture.