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. Tursam Investments limited is an agribusiness food processing enterprise which was established in 2013 and incorporated on the 15th of June 2015, under Reg.no 202853 by registrar of of companies.
We produce purely fruit juice drinks from our locally grown fruits namely; mangoes, bananas, pineapples. Our fruit juice is branded UHURU FRUIT DRINKS® We are already working with fruit farmers in Mubuku irrigation Scheme, kasese district in the Rwenzori region that supply us fruits, farmers in Mbale district, kiboga district, Buikwe district and other regions. By getting fruits from the framers themselves, we are assured of reliable, sustainable and consistent supply of raw materials. We support our farmers with seedlings, organic fertilizers, and advance payments for managing the farms. Since its inception, our Enterprise has been experiencing a steady growth in sales of approximately 50% annually due to the demand of natural fruit juice on the market and traditional need of banana juice(omubisi/Eshande) as locally known in Buganda and Ankole regions respectively. In fact our fastest selling product is Banana fruit juice. We are number one company in Uganda that produces banana juice on a large scale with a production capacity of one tonne (1,000 literes) per day! We use a minimum of 100 bunches per day to get the 1000 litres of banana juice.
We are providing nutritious products to school-going people, young professionals and middle income earners, offering natural and high value content. We capitalize on abundance of cheap rich fruit in Uganda to provide to the community natural nutritious healthy fruit drinks.
We sell our products both on local and regional markets. All Quality supermarket branches in Kampala, Mega Standard supermarket-Down town kampala, Standard supermarket in kampala old Taxi park. We export our products to Rwanda, Kenya and DRC, with Rwanda taking 70% of the exported products. Most Supermarkets in Kigali have UHURU FRUIT DRINKS