In 2012, Chigozie Bashua was on a trip in the United Kingdom and one day, she went grocery shopping. Discovering natural flours on the aisle, she wondered why the nuts grown in NIgeria was not given the amount of attention it shouldbe given back home. She did a research on the nutritional benefits of several nuts and how it will change the lives of people who needed these healthy food products as part of their diet, people within the autistic spectrum, people diagnosed with several diseases and needed gluten-free and lactose-free food.
Recognizing that some of the problems faced in Nigeria were heavy dependence on imported nut based food products which led to increased food prices and lack of food alternative and lack of food processing facilities, she decided to be part of the agricultural food chain to contribute to resolving these issues.
The next day, she visited a medium sized processing company in Totenham and got a crash course on nut processing. Returning back to Nigeria, The Nut Place was registered and that started the journey of nut processing.
The Nut Place was registered by Chigozie Bashua in 2013 but commenced operations July 2016.
Our Mission and Promise
Inadequate processing facilities is a contributing factor to heavy dependence on imported healthy food products which has a ripple effect on food prices leading to an extremely high cost in healthy food products.
The Nut Place processes locally grown, nutrient-dense edible nuts grown in Africa into healthy food products that is affordable for middle and low-income earners. Our aim is to promote healthy living among middle and low-income earners in Africa by accessing quality and healthy food products. At The Nut Place, we are passionate about putting more healthy food in the hands of more Africans at affordable prices.
We are solving the Sustainable Development Goal 2 which is aimed at ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture.
We supply nuts and healthy food products to leading supermarkets and manufacturers for the production of their ready meals and bakery goods.
In promoting not just a healthy lifestyle but a healthy environment, The Nut Place improves the ecosystem by recycling any food waste generated from the production of these food and packages her products with reusable packs.
We source raw materials from women to empower them and indirectly empower their families.