Banana fruit is one of the high calorie tropical fruits. 100 g of fruit provides 90 calories. Besides, it contains good amounts of health benefiting anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Banana pulp is composed of soft, easily digestible flesh with simple sugars like fructose and sucrose that when eaten replenishes energy and revitalizes the body instantly; thus, for these qualities, bananas are being used by athletes to get instant energy and as supplement food in the treatment plan for underweight children. The fruit holds a good amount of soluble dietary fiber (7% of DRA per 100 g) that helps normal bowel movements; thereby reducing constipation problems. It contains health promoting flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin, ß and α-carotenes in small amounts. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes. It is also a very good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), provides about 28% of daily-recommended allowance. Pyridoxine is an important B-complex vitamin that has a beneficial role for the treatment of neuritis, and anemia. Further, it helps decrease homocystine (one of the causative factors in coronary artery disease (CHD) and stroke episodes) levels within the body. The fruit is an also a moderate source of vitamin-C (about 8.7 mg per 100g). Consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals. Fresh bananas provide adequate levels of minerals like copper, magnesium, and manganese. Magnesium is essential for bone strengthening and has a cardiac-protective role as well. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Fresh banana is a very rich source of potassium. 100 g fruit provides 358 mg potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure, countering bad effects of sodium. (source: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/fruit-nutrition.html)
Who we are
TURSAM INVESTMENTS LIMITED is an Agribusiness-Food processing enterprise founded on the 1st day of March 2009. Its humble beginnings are based on fruit growing particularly in mangoes at a family farm in kiboga District. The Enterprise started selling a lot of mangoes at cheap garden prices. It was later realized that if there was value addition through fruit juice production, more income would be generated. In 2013, one of our team members called Turyatunga Sam a food Science student of Kyambogo University by then did a research under the supervision of ASS.Prof.George William Byarugaba Bazirake-a food scientist and the dean faculty of science Kyambogo University. Our first production and test marketing was done at Kyambogo University under our name OMEGA JUICERS.
We produce purely 100% Natural fruit juice from our locally grown fruits namely mangoes, bananas, pineapples, passion fruits and oranges and currently our juice is available in over 15 districts in Uganda. For instance in kampala, Kyambogo University canteens, makerere university canteens, Uganda Christian university canteens, most retail shops and supermarkets in Banda, areas of Namugongo, Kyaliwajala and trading centers such as Kireka, kikuubo, New taxi parks and old taxi parks, Ntinda in Nakawa Division, Kampala…to mention but a few. We currently got a lot of market in upcountry districts of Mubende, Mbarara, Kiboga and Bushenyi.