John Dumelo To Finish His Food Processing Factory in 14months


Actor, Politician, Farmer, and now Entrepreneur John Setor Dumelo has revealed that his company, Melo Foods has begun the construction of his ginger processing factory.

According to John Dumelo, the factory will be processing over 1,500 tonnes of ginger as well as other products from his farm.

John Dumelo started entrepreneurial advocacy as soon as he turned into a farmer in 2021. Since he has become a strong advocate for self-sufficiency and sustainability.

John Dumelo, through his company, outdoored a new product Organic ginger paste from his ginger farm sometime around last year. Melo Food’s Organic ginger paste is arguably the hottest ginger-based product on the Ghanaian market at the moment.

The Processing Factory is expected to be completed within 14months and is expected to create 750 direct and indirect jobs for the youth of the country and also add value to ginger from the farm gate.

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The ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) is grown for its aromatic, pungent, and spicy rhizomes, which are often referred to as ginger roots.

The main active components in ginger are gingerols, which are responsible for their distinct fragrance and flavor. Gingerols are powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that can help alleviate the pain caused by arthritis. Studies have also shown that ginger helps boost the immune system, protect against colorectal cancer, and induce cell death in ovarian cancer.

The texture of ginger rhizomes is firm, knotty, rough, and striated (banded). Depending on the variety, the flesh may be yellow, white, or red. The skin is cream-colored to light brown and may be thick or thin, depending on the plant’s maturity at harvest.

Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root, or ginger, is widely used as a food spice and also for folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades.

Production of Ghana increased from 65 tonnes in 2001 to 95 tonnes in 2020 growing at an average annual rate of 2.06%.

Ginger thrives best in well-drained soils like sandy loam, clay loam, red loam or lateritic loam. A friable loam rich in humus is ideal. However, being an exhausting crop it is not desirable to grow ginger in the same soil year after year.

The average yield of green ginger is estimated at about 6 to 10 tonnes per acre. The recovery of dry ginger varies from 16 – to 25 percent.

Normally, ginger is ready for harvesting 5-10 months after planting.

Benefits of Ginger

  • Better Digestion. Ginger helps speed up the digestion process and empty your stomach more quickly. …
  • Improves Immunity. …
  • Alleviates PMS Symptoms. …
  • Relieves Nausea and Upset Stomach. …
  • May Help With Cancer. …
  • Reduces Pain. …
  • Healthier Skin. …
  • Weight Loss Aid.

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