Instant Porridge

Nutritious and easy to prepare, you’ll jump out of bed for our instant porridge

Instant porridge is one of those meals enjoyed in almost every home. Breakfast, lunch or supper, this is one meal that is suitable for any time of the day. Packed with the nutrients to keep you going, this kind of porridge is certainly one staple food South Africans simply love.

Zesto Group - Instant Porridge Mamma Themba Banana 1kg

1kg Banana Flavour

Zesto Group - Instant Porridge Mamma Themba Strawberry 1kg

1kg Strawberry Flavour

Zesto Group - Instant Porridge Mamma Themba Caramel 1kg

1kg Caramel Flavour

Zesto strives to always provide the very best yellow maize and yellow maize products in South Africa. We also supply white maize, samp and maize flour as well as yellow B grit. Contact us to place your order.

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Maize is a staple in communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa is remains one of the most commonly eaten foods.

In the past, yellow maize had a reputation as being the food for the poor. In other communities, yellow maize was only used for feeding livestock. This maize has a slightly different taste to white maize, which could be what gave it a bad reputation (yellow maize is said to have a slightly sugary taste). However, despite the taste, the colour and the reputation, today yellow maize is becoming quite popular.

Yellow Maize has all of the vitamins and minerals needed to sustain a healthy life.

With high concentrations of vitamin A, as well as carotenoids, lutein and high doses of much needed dietary fibre, yellow maize is a fantastic addition to any diet. One cob of boiled maize will contain about 4g of protein and 3.5kg of dietary fibre along with carbohydrates, fats, sugar and water. Yellow maize has no cholesterol and very little kilo-calories. This maize is great for the eyes and promotes general good health throughout the body.

Yellow maize for feeding livestock

When it comes to selecting a high-quality animal feed, you don’t get better than yellow maize. Once the maize has been harvested, the stalks of the maize make excellent livestock feed. The grain of the maize can be used to feed poultry such as chickens and geese. Farmers tend to get the most out of their crops when they harvest the maize while it is still slightly green. The cob will go to feeding people while the rest of the harvest is used for animal feed.

This simple vegetable has a range of uses and its versatility is what makes it a staple food.

It is the good management of the harvest that aids the final processing and which helps to determine whether or not the final maize product is good quality. When planting yellow maize, it is best done as soon as the seedbed has been prepared and like white maize, it can be susceptible to weeds in the first 4 to 6 weeks after it has been planted. The crop will be weeded a few times before the plant reaches maturity and the crop will also be irrigated regularly to ensure optimum growth.

We know that our yellow maize has reached maturity once the leaves begin to turn yellow. The maize doesn’t have to be harvested immediately but can rather wait until the moisture levels in the plant drop. As we mentioned before, this particular type of maize can be harvested well before it is mature. Once harvested, the maize is kept in a silo that will protect it from pests as well as from environmental factors that could possibly ruin the product, before being processed into various products.