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How to add value to seeds to make oil

David Kimondo 65, from Mweiga Nyeri the founder of Kieni Canola Oil Industry. Photo: Alex Wachira Standard

Did you know you can add value to seeds and get oil from them by crushing them?

Oil derived from seeds is believed to cure multiple body ailments saving on money spent on buying drugs and improves general body health which leads to a longer life.

Farmers.co.ke spoke to David Kimondo 65, from Mweiga Nyeri the founder of Kieni Canola Oil Industry who is making a fortune with his over 10 years venture of extracting oil from seeds.

He extracts oil from seeds such as canola, castor seeds, black seeds, peanut, flaxseed, chia, fenugreek, soya and pumpkin which he sells all over the country.

Kimondo adds value to the seeds by crushing them and later filtering the oil before packing it at his factory based in Mweiga.

He uses an electric machine to crush the seeds and separate openings letting out the paste and the oil. 

Kimondo started off­ with canola over 10 years ago after thorough research on seed oils. 

A litre of pumpkin oils is sold at Sh4,000 and Kimondo says he buys a kilo of the seeds at Sh270 from farmers.



Canola oil sold by David Kimondo from Kieni Canola Oil Industry. Photo: Alex Wachira Standard.

In a month he says he extracts about 3,000 litres. In e­ffort to solve his raw materials challenge and to help in completing the value chain in his venture, Kimondo has contracted over 1000 farmers who supply him with seeds.

He has managed to grasp any opportunity to educate farmers on the benefits of planting the crops and supply him with seeds.

Pumpkin oil helps in treating prostate cancer, UTI, oxygen supply to the brain, memory loss, boosting libido and adds milk to lactating mothers.

Pumpkin oil sold by David Kimondo from Kieni Canola Oil Industry. Photo: Alex Wachira Standard.

The oils are consumed orally with a teaspoon and the oils are pure as they come from natural seeds.

Black and chia seeds oil are said to cure almost all diseases except death adds Kimondo.



Chia seeds sold by David Kimondo from Kieni Canola Oil Industry. Photo: Alex Wachira Standard.

Research shows that black seed oil contains thymoquinone, which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that may also have tumor-reducing properties.

Black seed also helps in embalming the skin conditions, hair growth, weight loss and has therapeutic medical benefits.

It also has the ability to reduce viral loads among patients su­ffering viral diseases, and cancer hence its high demand.

He sells the black seeds oil at Sh3000.

Black seeds oil sold by David Kimondo from Kieni Canola Oil Industry. Photo: Alex Wachira Standard.

Black seed by-product is also used as livestock fodder.

Canola vegetable oil is commonly used for its richness in Omega 3 and 6 that helps in improving heart health and can be applied to the skin to reduce skin problems such as pimples, acne, aging among others.

Fenugreek from seeds adds blood, libido and is good for mothers.

Fenugreek seed oil sold by David Kimondo from Kieni Canola Oil Industry. Photo: Alex Wachira Standard.

Eucalyptus is also used to make oil that is good for chest pains, asthma, and coughs.

Kimondo believes seed oils are the solution to ending lifestyle diseases and boosting body immunity as they are heart-friendly.

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