How To Start Bean Flour Production Business In Nigeria

7
8103
bean flour production

Bean flour production is the processing of beans to powder for various uses. And processing of foodstuff makes food easier to prepare with style. Beans are a source of protein to the body, Health Organisation advises that we should take at least a plate of legume in a day in other to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and any other health-related issues.

The flour is very nutritious, used in preparing different variety of food such as snacks (moi-moi, akara), casseroles, side dishes, baking etc. It can be combined with carbohydrate such as moi-moi and rice, akara with ogi etc. This kind of food is particularly useful to vegetarians  as an alternative protein source.

Apart from helping to prevent wastage, processing beans into flour will enhance its market value while also bringing additional income to farmers. You will agree with me that preparing of beans for moi-moi and akara consumes so much time sometimes you have to prepare it down overnight. But with bean flour; the preparation time will be reduced, you will have it handy for use whenever you need it, cost and stress of preparing it would be reduced too.

There are many reasons to go into bean flour production business, it is profitable that’s why you have the likes of Ayoola foods, Janeland limited etc still in the business without any challenge. 1kg of bean flour in the market cost as much as #1,000, you can imagine how much will come out from 10kg of beans when processed. Very few people are into this business making it a green market to access. You can start the business in your own small way, however the choice of the kind of beans to process matters. Use the one with good texture example of such is the popular; navy beans,carbanzo mung, lentil, honey beans etc.

Read Also:  Business You Can Do In Nigeria From Abroad

EQUIPMENTS NEEDED FOR BEAN FLOUR PRODUCTION IN SMALL SCALE

  • Dryer
  • Sealing machine
  • Bowls
  • Trays

PROCEDURE

Remove dirt, stones etc from the beans as failure to do so would reduce the quality of the bean flour

Soak the beans in water using a big bowl. if the beans is not much you can use your hand to peel them but whereby the quantity is large; pour them in a mortar and use the pestle to rub on it until they are completely de-hulled or peeled, turn them into a bowl. Do same to the remaining ones until you exhaust them.

Pour plenty of water on the bowl and the chaff would come up, remove the chaff. Keep putting water whenever you turn the other away with the chaff until you cannot find any chaff again.

Read Also: How To Start Cashew Nut Business in Nigeria Detailed Guide

Put mat outside or rack and spray the washed beans on top for sunlight to dry them. This will be very effective during dry season or harmattan. But during wet season use dryer to dry them

Take them to commercial grinders or you grind them to powder yourself if you have the machine

Don’t package them immediately after grinding air them first

Package them for sale or use

packaged bean flour

EQUIPMENTS NEEDED FOR LARGE SCALE BEAN FLOUR PRODUCTION

  • De-huller
  • Aspirator
  • Hammer mill with cyclone
  • Bowl
  • Weighing scale
  • Branded nylon
  • Sealing machine
  • Generator

Doing bean flour production in a large scale involves a lot of money because you cannot start without putting in place all those equipments which runs into millions. With about 20 million Naira you can start big but you can also cut the capital down by purchasing locally manufacturing equipments. Contact FIRO for machines to process any crops into flour such as cassava flour, plantain flour, yam flour etc At the same time you will have to get NAFDAC approval for your product to be in the market.

Read Also:  Uber Business In Nigeria: Requirements For Uber Nigeria

Read Also: 10 Lucrative Farming Business Opportunities In Nigeria/Africa

HOW TO PACKAGE BEAN FLOUR

In bean flour production business your packaging matters a lot, find out how others package theirs and either do same or improve on it. The uniqueness of the package can make people rush your products even when they don’t know how the product is. Use a name that is very easy to memorise or can be pronounced. There may be many other bean flour in the market but your packaging strategy can over throw others.

HOW TO PREPARE BEAN FLOUR FOR USE

FOR MOI MOI

Measure 50g of bean flour into a bowl

Add 120ml (2/3) standard tin milk of water into it

Stir very well to make a paste

FOR AKARA

Measure 50g of bean flour into a bowl

Pour 60ml (1/3) standard tin milk of water into it

Stir very well until it becomes a paste

HOW TO PRESERVE BEAN POWDER

Although the shelf life of bean flour can last long if carefully sealed (air tight)  but for a longer shelf life you can add ginger powder just a little and mix. Even the ones you buy in the market you noticed that it doesn’t get bad if not exposed to air.

MARKETABILITTY

Sell to market men and woman who retails foodstuff in the market. Use online market to advertise your product. Increase your quantity and reduce the price so as to attract customers. First start  by processing and selling to your friends, colleagues and neighbours. Locate supermarkets and big malls and supply to them.

Read Also:  Most Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make And How To Avoid Them

Read Also: How To Start Yam flour production business in Nigeria Complete Guide

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Use the comment box for your questions and get a prompt response and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter below, just enter your name and email address.
Lastly, if you enjoyed this post, why not share with it your friends by making use of the share buttons below the newsletter form! In case you want us to write on any other topic, please let us know in the comments section or contact us.
We appreciate your support Thank you.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
Join over 3.000 visitors who are receiving our newsletter and learn everything you need to know on agriculture and business.
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.

7 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here