On this page, we will be looking at how to do fruit salad business here in Nigeria. The fruit salad business has been known to be very lucrative in Nigeria and most people don’t know about it. it is a business that does not require much capital.
The fruit business is meant for a few people but it is known to be very profitable and increases one’s financial status. In a country of over 200 million people, a huge number of people are fruit lovers and would like to consummate on a daily basis. When you go to most standardized restaurants and eateries you find out that there are packs of fruit salad and it’s always expensive showing how profitable it would be for the seller.
in this line of business, the packaging matters, and the way you package your fruit salad would make it sell more than others do.
The demand for fruit salad is on the rise on a daily basis because most people now know the health benefits of fruit consumption.
Fruit consumption is very nutritious to the body due to the minerals and vitamins it provides to the human body. The market for fruit is both huge locally and internationally. With your packaging, you can always export it in commercial quantities to places where fruit salad is in demand and make a lot of money due to the exchange rate.
People love fruits like oranges, mangoes, cherry, and avocado. These fruits are very high in demand in foreign countries.
Fruits you can use
- Paw paw
- Garden egg
- African star Apple or Udara (Cherry)
These are the few pieces of equipment needed for this business:
- Packaging materials
- Take away plates
- Ice cooling box
Fruit markets in Nigeria
In Nigeria the biggest fruit market that is known to be in Lagos State is in Mile 12. However these fruits are not bought in mile 12 but are being sold there after investors have gone to the north to acquire these fruits in large quantities.
After these fruits have been brought in from the North then fruit retailers and owners of fruit salad businesses go to mile 12 to purchase it.
In the federal capital territory Abuja you can also purchase fruits for your fruit salad business in Zuba or Nyanya market in a market called Orange market. In your state if you observe very well you can easily find out the location where fruits are being sold in bulk quantities because it’s available in every state.
Different ways to do the business
there are several ways in which you can do this fruit business. You can process them into juice, who sell the fruit on wholesale or retail, you can also travel to states in Nigeria that are into selling large quantities of fruits to buy from the farmers.
In Benue State you can buy fruits easily in large quantity. You can easily venture into sales of fruits to make money or just selling fruit salads.
all processes that are involved in the preparation of fruit salad must be considered beginning from the selection of the fruit, the kind of fruit that is being used, cutting of the fruit, giving additional yogurts and oranges.
Steps in making fruit salad
- Buy seasonal fruit
for you to purchase a fruit that will be used in making fruit salad make sure you buy the fruit that is in its season. There are fruits that you will buy but they will be tasteless reason being because it is not yet its season.When you purchase a fruit and its season it will have a perfect taste and texture.
So I strongly recommend usage of seasonal local fruit because it is the best type of fruit that is fit to make a salad.
- Choose fruit with same maturity level
You make sure you make use of fruits that have the same acidity levels. There are fruits that are too soft or sour or too hard to eat, just make sure you don’t mix them together.
You have to pick the fruits that have the same level of maturity another for your fruit salad to have texture and taste.
I recommend you pick the ones that and not too soft because it will be fresher and last for a while.
- Mix fruits of different colors and textures
if you make use of striking fruit colors like orange, red, and purple he makes it look contrasting and yet attractive when you mix it in a bowl.
Make use of fruits that are crispy and have a juicy texture. Use the ones with fibrous skins. when they are perfectly missed these fruits will give you a unique sensational taste.
- Make sure you cut the fruits uniformly.
The way you cut the fruit pieces makes the fruit salad to be very attractive but it doesn’t just stop there it makes it easier for your customers to chew the fruits. You just have to cut the fruit to the same uniform size.
- Use the same parts of the fruits
Nobody would want to get a fruit salad that has fruit parts that are used as additional so make sure that the portion of fruits is equal so that no one will feel like they are consuming unwanted fruits.
- Decorate the salad with oranges
if you want to make your fruit salad look more stable add oranges or squeeze lemon because the juice from the lemon will help retain the fresh taste.
- Add whipped cream or yogurt
when you’re done making your fruit salad make sure you add a spoonful of whipped yogurt or cream because this adds the creamy taste that is needed in any fruit salad.
Sprinkle granulated sugar on the unripe fruits in your fruit salad. Fruits that are still very hard indicates that it is not yet matured. since you are using fruits that have the same good texture make sure you add sugar to it to give it a better taste.
Also see our guide on how to start frozen chicken business in Nigeria.