FEASIBILITY REPORT ON MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC PLANTAIN CHIPS PRODUCTION

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Product Category: Feasibility Study

Product Code: 00005708

No of Pages: 17

No of Chapters: 8

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Table of contents

 

Introduction

Nutritional value of plantain

Equipment / Materials Needed For Manual Production of Plantain Chips

The Ingredients for Producing Plantain Chips

Manual Production Process of Plantain Chips

Cost of Production

Cost of Equipment

Cost of Ingredients for Producing Plantain Chips

Marketing and Distribution of Plantain Chips

Features of Automatic Plantain Chips Production Line

Equipment / Machinery Required

Automated Production line of Plantain Chips

Sources of Funds

Application of fund

SWOT Analysis

Key Success Factors

 

 

 

 

Introduction

Plantain chips business in Nigeria since plantain chip is a popular snack in this country. The trends of globalization promotes the consumption of Wester-style Fast Foods in Nigeria. along with the entry of world famous Fast Food chains and the large numbers of local restaurants that also do similar business. Nigeria plantain chips market is boosting. Every year, about 4,575 tonnes of plaintain chips are produced. While the demand is about 5,250 tonnes. As a result, the plantain chips production in Nigeria cannot meet the demand.

Nigeria ranks fifth in the word for plantain production with 3,088,938 tonnes while harvest area is 477,304 hectares. The plantain producing states are Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Bayelsa, Abia and Ebonyi. Both Bini (Gbagbo) and French (Pambula) cultivars are good varieties of plantain for chips production while Bini cultivar is preferable for chips’ quality and yield.

Plantain is one of the cultivars of the genus Musa. They are typically cooked or processed before being eaten. It is different from the soft and sweet banana that are typically eaten raw. As one of the major high fiber rich food, plantain can relieve many diseases. It is rich in vitamins and protein and has a low fat and sodium content.

The market for plantain chips is national. With a population of more than 190 million people. Nigeria has a large market for plantain chips. People in urban and semi-urban areas are the main consumers. Children, teenagers, young and old people alike are the target market for plantain chips in Nigeria. hotels, restaurants canteens and establishments are large customers requiring chips in significant quantities.

 

Nutritional value of plantain                     

Plantain is a nutritious food which is rich in complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. It is also easily digestible and promotes bowel regularity, it contains potassium which is essential for maintaining cells and body fluids that control heart rate and blood pressure, it can also help to control body weight and it contains high antioxidants that helps to build the immune system.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the basic nutritional facts for one cup of sliced plantain (148g) are as follows:

Nutritional Value of Plantain

Nutrient

Unit

1 cup, sliced = 148.0g

Proximates

Water

g

96.61

Energy

kcal

181

Protein

g

1.92

Total lipid (fat)

g

0.55

Carbohydrate, by difference

g

47.2

Fiber, total dietary

g

3.4

Sugars, total

g

22.2

Minerals

Calcium, Ca

mg

4

Iron, Fe

mg

0.89

Magnesium, Mg

mg

55

Phosphorus, P

mg

50

Potassium, K

mg

739

Sodium, Na

mg

6

Zinc, Zn

mg

0.21

Vitamins

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid

mg

27.2

Thiamin

mg

0.077

Riboflavin

mg

0.08

Niacin

mg

1.015

Vitamin B-6

mg

0.443

Folate, DFE

µg

33

Vitamin B-12

µg

Vitamin A, RAE

µg

83

Vitamin A, IU

IU

1668

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)

mg

0.21

Vitamin D (D2 + D3)

µg

Vitamin D

IU

Vitamin K (phylloquinone)

µg

1

Lipids

Fatty acids, total saturated

g

0.212

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated

g

0.047

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated

g

0.102

Fatty acids, total trans

g

Cholesterol

mg

Amino Acids

Other

Caffeine

mg

 

 

 

 

 Equipment / Materials Needed For Manual Production of Plantain Chips

The basic equipment needed to produce plantain chips include:

  • Table knife or plantain slicer – for cutting the plantain into size before frying. Plantain slicer makes it easier for you.
  • Bowl – a container into which the plantain put during slicing or cutting into size before frying.
  • Sieve – for removing the water after washing the sliced plantain before frying.
  • Electric, kerosene or gas cooker (or even a firewood stove) – you just need a source of fire for cooking.
  • Frying pan – for frying the plantain.
  • Weighing scale – for weighing the product during packaging.
  • Plain nylon – for packaging your product.
  • Labels – for adding your business name and address to the product.
  • nylon sealing machine – A portable sized one can suffice.  For sealing the plain nylon during packaging of the product.
  • Frying spoon – for stirring the plantain during frying and for bringing the plantain out of the oil after frying.

 

The Ingredients for Producing Plantain Chips

Major Ingredients:

  • Ripe or unripe plantains
  • Vegetable oil
  • Table salt/sugar (depending on the customer’s demand)

Optional ingredients:

  • Onions
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Powdered pepper

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