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Simlaw Seeds/Kenya Seed Company

Simlaw Seeds history runs back to 9th October when two English Gardeners Simpson and Whitelaw registered it as a company then under the Indian companies’ act 1882. In 1968 the company was acquired by Kirchoff East Africa, a South African based company. Kenya Seed Company acquired Simpson and Whitelaw in 1979. In 2002 it was registered as Simlaw Seeds Company Limited. The main responsibility of Simlaw Seeds is producing, importing, marketing and distributing superior and reliable vegetable seeds for commercial and domestic use. The company has a wide range of seeds that have penetrated the market well .these includes: Cabbages; Onions and Tomatoes that are adaptable to various climatic conditions and adequately meet the local demand. Other type of beans such as Red Kidney, New Rose coco, Kenya Early and climber bean varieties such as Kenya Safi and Kenya Mavuno. Simlaw Seeds Company continues to play a major role in the agricultural sector in the East Africa region through strategic partnerships, engaging in relevant research, extension services and introduction of products into the market that are geared towards increasing food sufficiency and social well being of the community. Simlaw Seeds signifies a strong heritage of seed diversity. Mission To avail superior certified seeds and other agricultural inputs to maximise productivity. Vision A world class supplier of superior certified seeds

Bombay Red

KSh680.00

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Free delivery for first order and every next over $200

Bombay Red Onion

Bombay Red Onion is a distinctive variety of onion known for its deep red-purple outer skin and mild, sweet flavor. These onions are prized for their culinary versatility, adding color and depth of flavor to a wide range of dishes. Whether used raw in salads, pickled, grilled, or caramelized, Bombay Red Onions are a favorite among chefs and home cooks alike.

Features

  • Bombay Red Onions boast a vibrant red-purple hue, making them visually striking and ideal for garnishing dishes or adding a pop of color to culinary creations.
  • Unlike traditional yellow or white onions, Bombay Red Onions have a milder, sweeter flavor profile, making them well-suited for raw applications such as salads, sandwiches, and salsas.
  • These onions are incredibly versatile and can be used in various cooking methods, including sautéing, grilling, roasting, frying, or pickling, allowing for endless culinary creativity.
  • Like other varieties of onions, they are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium, offering numerous health benefits when incorporated into a balanced diet.

Uses

  • They are perfect for adding a burst of color and flavor to raw preparations such as salads, sandwiches, wraps, and garnishes for appetizers or entrees.
  • These onions can be pickled to preserve their vibrant color and enhance their tangy-sweet flavor, creating a delicious condiment or topping for burgers, tacos, or charcuterie boards.
  • Grilled or roasted Bombay Red Onions develop a caramelized sweetness and smoky flavor, making them an excellent accompaniment to grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or as a standalone side dish.
  • Slow-cooking Bombay Red Onions over low heat caramelizes their natural sugars, resulting in a rich, sweet flavor and tender texture, perfect for topping pizzas, burgers, or incorporating into savory tarts and quiches.

Application

  • Peel the outer skin of the Bombay Red Onion and trim the root end. Slice, dice, or chop the onion according to the desired recipe specifications.
  • Add sliced Bombay Red Onions to salads, sandwiches, or wraps for a burst of color and flavor. Alternatively, thinly slice the onions and marinate them in vinegar or citrus juice for pickling.
  • Sauté chopped Bombay Red Onions in olive oil or butter until translucent for use in soups, stews, sauces, or stir-fries. Alternatively, grill or roast onion wedges or rings for a caramelized, smoky flavor.

Storage

  • Store it in a cool, dry place such as a pantry or cellar. Avoid storing them in areas with high humidity or temperature fluctuations, as this can cause premature sprouting or decay.
  • Ensure the storage area is well-ventilated to prevent moisture buildup, which can promote mold or rot. Use mesh bags or baskets to allow for air circulation around the onions.
  • Store Bombay Red Onions away from potatoes and other vegetables, as onions release ethylene gas, which can cause nearby produce to spoil more quickly.
Protein 15g 23% 30g 30g
Vitamin D 0mcg 23% 0mcg 0mcg
Calcium 320mg 23% 320mg 320mg
Iron 1.6mg 23% 1.6mg 1.6mg
Potassium 510mg 23% 510mg 510mg
Calories 280 23% 280 280
Total Fat 9g 12% 9g 9g
Saturated Fat 4.5g 37% 4.5g 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g 12% 0g 0g
Cholesterol 35mg 14% 35mg 35mg

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