Soreti International Trading Company (SITCO) is a sole proprietorship type of business that was established in 2005 in accordance with commercial code of Ethiopia and registered by the federal ministry of trade of the federal democratic republic of Ethiopia.
Soreti is one of the leading companies exporting agricultural products to different parts of the world from Ethiopia. WE are also active in the import businesses. We import Construction materials, Agricultural inputs and farm implements, Vehicles and food items. Mr. Bulbula Tule is the founder and over all coordinator of the company. Mr. Bulbula a well trained professional business person. He achieved his masters’ degree in economic planning and also a holder of MBA. Mr. Bulbula has more than 18 years of experience in agricultural products marketing business, as he was the co-founder and CEO of other sister company for more than 10 years. Other management staffs members of SITCO are also well trained professionals.
Our company exports a wide variety of agricultural products that include pulses, oil seeds, spices, coffee and cereals. Our company has its own cleaning facilities that are managed and operated by well trained managers, technical staffs and quality personnel. The cleaning plants of our company are established on about 6000m2 of land.
It has five processing steps, the first one is DELTA which uses 16 sieves for eliminating all sorts of dirt and related foreign material, this is followed by gravity which sorts the grain and other foreign materials by size, and the third one is DESTONER which screens out all stone particles. The fourth one is the SORTEX here different colors are sorted out.
The last one is the inbuilt hand picking belts, here about forty eight women checks for any missed and unwanted material. The beginning and end magnets are closely monitored and cleaning to ensure their efficiency in catching metals and metal particles. The cleaning machines have the capacity to clean up to 99.4% quality standard.
Quality & Standards
We give greater emphasis to the quality of our products. We have company quality standard which is greater or equal to the national one. We have clearly established quality control and monitoring system. The incoming products are checked for meeting the required quality standards before they are let in if not they are rejected.The quality for the accepted products are monitored 13 during their stay in the ware house. The quality for cleaned or processed product is checked at least for three times; On cleaning process frequent quality check, after cleaning, during their stay in processed products ware house, and during shipment. The sample of exported products are retained and held at least for one year.
We have clearly articulated product in coming and product processing diagram that is strictly followed by quality controlling staff members and ware house workers. Product trace ability records are kept for all our products. We have clearly established and shared Hygiene and food safety regulations.
We have put in place cleaning schedule and procedure. We have policies for harmful foreign materials like metal, glass and hard plastics. In general we have complete policies and procedures to ensure the quality of our products.
Pulses Nutrient-rich pulses Pulses provide protein, complex carbohydrates, and several vitamins and minerals. Like other plant-based foods, they contain no cholesterol and little fat or sodium. Pulses also provide iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and other minerals, which play a variety of roles in maintaining good health. Protein content Pulses are 20 to 25% protein by weight, which is double the protein content of wheat and three times that of rice. While pulses are generally high in protein, and the digestibility of that protein is also high, they are often relatively poor in the essential amino acid methionine. Grains are commonly consumed along with pulses to form a complete diet of protein.
The term “Oil Seeds” can be narrowly defined as referring only to substances that are liquid at room temperature, or broadly defined without regard to a substance’s state of matter at a given temperature
Industrial uses Niger Seed 1Many Oil Seeds are used to make soaps, skin products, candles, perfumes and other personal care and cosmetic products. Some oils are particularly suitable as drying oils, and are used in making paints and other wood treatment products. Dammar oil (a mixture of linseed oil and dammar resin), for example, is used almost exclusively in treating the hulls of wooden boats. Oil Seeds are increasingly being used in the electrical industry as insulators as Oil Seeds are not toxic to the environment, biodegradable if spilled and have high flash and fire points. However, Oil Seeds are less stable chemically, so they are generally used in systems where they are not exposed to oxygen, and they are more expensive than crude oil distillate.
A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark, or vegetative substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or preserving food. Sometimes a spice is used to hide other flavors. Black cuminSpices are distinguished from herbs, which are parts of leafy green plants also used for flavoring or as garnish. Many spices have antimicrobial properties. This may explain why spices are more commonly used in warmer climates, which have more infectious disease, and why use of spices is especially prominent in meat, which is particularly susceptible to spoiling. A spice may have other uses, including medicinal, religious ritual, cosmetics or perfume production, or as a vegetable. Because they tend to have strong flavors and are used in small quantities, spices tend to add few calories to food, even though many spices, especially those made from seeds, contain high portions of fat, protein, and carbohydrate by weight. Many spices, however, can contribute significant portions of micronutrients to the diet. A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark or vegetative substance used in nutritionally insignificant quantities as a food additive for the purpose of flavoring, and sometimes as a preservative by killing or preventing the growth of harmful bacteria. Nutrition Because they tend to have strong flavors and are used in small quantities, spices tend to add few calories to food, even though many spices, especially those made from seeds, contain high portions of fat, protein, and carbohydrate by weight. Many spices, however, can contribute significant portions of micronutrients to the diet. When used in larger quantity, spices can also contribute a substantial amount of minerals, including iron, magnesium, calcium, and many others, to the diet. We Produce Spices like:-
1. Black cumin
3. Turmeric fingers
4. Coriander and others
Ethiopian coffee is rightly known as highland coffee by consumers. The diversified types of Coffee Arabica in the country, growing in an ideal environment has allowed Ethiopia to be attractive to the world coffee market. It has a great deal to offer in the way of gourmet, specialty and organic coffees. Ethiopian coffee is rich in acidity and body. It possesses an aromatic and sweet flavor and is characterized by wine, spicy notes and the world famous mocha tastes so highly prized by connoisseurs. Because it has so much to offer, it can be enjoyed as a single varietal and it can also be blended with coffees from other origins to upgrade them.