The Effect of Covid-19 on the Food and Beverage Industry in Nigeria by LIMULT

The Food and Beverage Industry consists of all the organizations involved in transforming raw agricultural products into consumer food.

The overall industry supply chain includes food processing, packaging, and distribution. It does not cover raw food production. 

This industry includes fresh food, packaged food, and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). 

From food sold at the grocery store to cooked meals served at restaurants, institutions, and events, this industry serves a huge variety of retail outlets.

The Effects Of COVID-19 To The Industry

The major challenges almost all businesses are facing has been from the effects of the pandemic. Some businesses flourished overnight, while others struggled to adapt. 

Managing supply chain disruption is not new to manufacturers and industrial companies. Still, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic made it more paramount for processes and operations to change.

In the past few months, countless pictures of empty grocery store shelves were shared verifying that grocery store supply chains were not prepared for the spike in demand.

It’s important for manufacturers to understand the consumer’s mindset and apply innovations to minimize further disruption in the supply chain.

As a result of the change in consumer demands, larger companies have been acquiring smaller companies to tap into their resources that appeal more to the market.

Big companies seek smaller companies for many factors like innovation, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and sometimes for simple healthy ingredients. 

Role of LIMULT Group in the Construction of Food and Drink Industry

From process and packaging to food safety, automation and more, our solutions help customers increase production, solve labor shortages, mitigate costs, and ensure FSMA compliance.

Whether you need everything or just one thing, we can design, build, or optimize a turnkey solution.

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Limult Cocoa Yam Processing Factory

Colocasia esculenta popularly known as cocoyam is a tropical, perennial crop. It is a starchy tuber crop with three parts namely; corm, stem and leaves, which is grown basically for edible root. It can also be grown as an ornamental plant for the beautification of the environment as well as a medicinal plant.

Cocoyam has its origin from Asia or Southeast Asia as some researchers have found out and it is a known staple crop in most developing countries of Africa. It can also be found in India, USA, Japan as well as Singapore.

Cocoyam can be processed into more stable food so that shelf-life can be extended and to process it into more consumable forms. These include poi (fresh or fermented paste), cocoyam flour, cereal base, chips, sun-dried slices, grits, and drum-dried flakes. Cocoyam can be used industrially in making syrups which can be used in jams, jellies, and soft drinks. Proper processing method to stabilizing corms and cocoyam flours could resolve the problem of food security in cocoyam producing areas. As a result of various potentials of cocoyam, this crop can ameliorate the problems of food insecurity in most developing countries. The industrial application will also help in boosting the economy of most countries. Modern technology can be used in processing cocoyam to meet the international standards, hence facilitate exportation of some of cocoyam products.

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Limult Sweet Potato Processing Factory

Sweet potato is a major root crop utilized widely for diverse food applications. Processing enables the usability of sweet potato in various forms for longer durations. Post-harvest processing of sweet potato involves grading and sorting, cleaning, peeling, drying or secondary processing and storage. Commercial utility of sweet potato is comprised of conventional and composite ingredient-based foods, starch, and industrial products. 

Many parts of the sweet potato plant are edible, including the root, leaves, and shoots.

Sweetpotato vines also provide the basis for a high-protein animal feed.

Sweetpotato use has diversified considerably over the last four decades. With high starch content, it is well suited to processing and has become an important source of raw material for starch and starch-derived industrial products.

Added value for farmers comes from a variety of products and ingredients made from sweetpotato root including flour, dried chips, juice, bread, noodles, candy, and pectin.

New products include liquors and a growing interest in the use of the anthocyanin pigments in the purple varieties for food colorings and use in the cosmetics industry.

Processing and Utilization

Sweet potato roots and other plant parts are used as human food, animal feed, and processing industry. For industrial processing, starch, sugars, and natural colorants are the major inter-mediate products that can be used in both food and non food processing industry. Sweet potato varieties with high levels of dry matter (35–41%), total starch (25–27%), and extractable starch (20–23%) are available for starch processing. There are many small and medium factories. The process for manufacturing sweet potato starch is basically similar to the starch extraction from other sources. The roots are ground in limewater (pH 8.6–9.2) to prevent browning due to polyphenol oxidase, to dissolve pigments, and to flocculate the impurities. The extracted starch is separated from the pulp by thoroughly washing over a series of screens, bleaching with sodium hypochlorite, and then settling by gravity or centrifugation. In small‐scale establishments, starch is stored wet in concrete tanks or sun‐dried to a moisture con-tent of about 12%, pulverized and screened. Centrifugation and mechanical drying, such as flash dryer, are commonly used for medium‐scale factories. Sweet potato starch is used in the production of traditional noodles, vermicelli, thickening agents, or converted into sugar syrups, which are used in many processed food products. The sweet potato starch and sugars are also utilized in the production of fuel alcohol, monosodium glutamate, microbial enzymes, citric acid, lactic acid, and other chemicals.

Limult Plantain Plantation

Plantain farming is undoubtedly one of the most profitable agri-business ventures. Most young entrepreneurs lack the knowledge required to set up a plantain plantation, missing out on the profitability of this business.

Plantain is one of the most common staple foods mostly grown in the tropical regions of Nigeria and West Africa.

In Nigeria, plantain is a special delicacy prepared by frying, boiling, steaming or made into plantain chips. Recently, plantain has been processed into flour which is gradually substituting the use of wheat flour due to its superior nutritional value. Plantain flour is also exported from Nigeria to other countries of the world.


The first step in starting a plantain farm is acquiring a farmland. To be successful in this business any farmland you select should have the right type of soil and located in an area with favorable weather condition for the growth of plantain.

Plantain plants do best in loamy soil, the soil should contain enough organic matter with moderate moisture content. In Nigeria the areas with the highest number of plantain plantation include: Edo, Delta, Cross river, Ekiti, Ogun, and other states in the tropics.

If the land you intend to use for your plantain farm is not rich enough with the right kind of soil, you have an option to develop the land before use. Applying organic manure like chicken manure, cow manure, etc. would improve the fertility of the soil.

While selecting a land to set up your plantain plantation watch out for a land with thick vegetation. Thick vegetation is an indication that a land contains the right soil that is rich enough for the growth of plantain.

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Limult Cowpea Processing Factory

Cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata or Vigna sinensis), also known as blackeye beans or southern peas, are important grain legumes in Africa and other developing countries where they serve as good sources of protein, energy and other nutrients. Despite their potential in upgrading diets of the poor people of the world, there are certain constraints to optimal utilization of cowpeas as food.

Cowpea processing equipment, chickpea processing plant
Cowpea processing equipment is designed for cowpea cleaning, peeling, polishing and milling. Cowpea processing equipment can also process chickpea and other beans. It usually refers to a processing line, which is mainly equipped with new patented machines to ensure the continuous operation. It can individually or synchronously produce cowpea kernels and flour.

The detailed processing steps for the whole bean processing plant are listed as below:
1.Bean cleaning section
2. Bean color sorting section
3. Bean peeling section
4. Grading section
5. Bean kernel making and grits milling section
6. Bean flour milling section
7. Measuring and packaging section

Cowpea processing equipment, chickpea processing plant features:

1. Bean cleaning section: it adopts two screening sections, two destoning sections, one magnetic separation section, and removes the big, small and light impurities, pebbles and magnetic material from the beans to ensure the quality of the end products.
2. Bean color sorting section: it adopts the color sorter to separate the moldy kernels, shriveled beans and foreign species of beans according to the color and luster feature of the beans.
3. Bean peeling section: it adopts peeling, brushing and shunting technology (it can utilize the segregation valve to choose peeling and brushing according to the material character.)
i) Peeling: it can peel the bean bran and separate and collect it by effective aspiration system;
ii) Brushing: it can separate the micro bran and dust which adheres to the material surface.
4. Grading section: it adopts different screens and classify the material into different grades according to the size.
5. Bean kernel making and grits milling section: it adopts the technology of three peeling sections, one grits making section, grading and suspension.
1)Peeling section: it can peel the bean bran and separate and collect it by effective aspiration system and produce whole peeled kernels;
2) Bean grits making section: it uses fine bean grits machine and mill beans into bean grits;
3) Bean kernels and bean grits grading section: it adopts different screens and classifies bean kernels or bean grits into different grades according to the size.
4)Suspension: it separates bean bran by utilizing airflow according to different material gravity.
6. Bean flour milling section: it adopts the technology of burdening, several processes of grinding and screening and grading.
a) Burdening: it can mix different material according to different requirements for different products;
b) Grinding: it can grind or mill the beans into fine bean flour by the professional bean grinder;
c) Screening: it separates the bean flour.
Soy flour and grits enhance the nutrition and texture of products. Available in a variety of granulations, soy flour and grits have multiple uses, including extending the freshness and shelf-life of many foods.
7. Measuring and packaging section: storage can reduce the amount of labor used. Measuring can be artificial or electronic.

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Limult Yam Processing and Production Factory

yam Flour processing line

 Yam Flour is a good choice for gluten-free recipes. Use of this flour is known to create lighter, fluffier products as well. High in carbohydrates, the food also contains some fat and protein. A cholesterol-free ingredient, the flour also contains a small amount of sodium and sugar. Yam flour is powdered starch widely used in food preparation.

advantage of yam Flour   processing line
1. Good performance; high efficiency

2. Stainless steel construction

3. High level machining, equipment manufacturing excellence

4. Good supervision, commissioning and assistance

5. Low maintenance, simple operation

6. Pumps, motors, piping and instrumentation installed on the same integrated frame

7. Closed system, easy to clean and CIP

8. Fully communicate with the user to provide the best engineering design and facility layout

The description of yam flour processing line:

yam cleaning and peeling → yam grinding → screening and filtering → sifting → drying → Fine milling → High quality yam flour packing.  

yam flour production plant introduction : 

     To produce high qualtiy yamflour, The fresh roots must be healthy without rot and well handled from farm. The roots should be processed within 24 hours after harvesting.

    yam washing and peeling: Before peeling , the raw yam will be washed first to remove the sand , mud and other impurity.  Peeling is essential work for making high quality yam flour. After washing ,the yam will peeled by he yam peeling machine.

yam cleaning and peeling machine

Wet milling: The peeled yam will be transport into clean stainless steel yam milling machine to obtain uniformly smooth mash. The yam mash must be uniformly smooth without lumps. The smoothness of the mash determines the quality, yield and market value of the finished yam flour. 

Dewatering: For commerical automatic production, we use the press filter to press the yam mash for removing the water as much as possible.

Cake breaking : After press, the yam mash will be pressed to yam cake. The yam cake will be transport into milling machine for breaking into wet powder form.  

Drying and sieving: The special designed yam flour drying machine will dry the wet yam in few seconds. After drying ,the moisture level of yam flour can meet national regulatory standards. Then the yam flour will be sieved to separate the big particle flour.

yam flour drying machine

Milling: For getting high quality yam flour, the dry big particle casava flour will be mill again by fine flour mill .

Packaging : Pack desired quantities of yam flour in polythene bags, seal or stitch as appropriate. This avoids absorption of moisture of the flour from the environment. 

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