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POUNDO YAM PRODUCTION

Pounded yam instant flour commonly known as poundo yam, is used to prepare pounded yam. I love pounded yam especially when it is served with egusi and vegetable soup. Thanks to technology we don’t have to go through the stress of pounding yams using mortar and pestle before we can eat our favorite pounded yam. All we need to do is step into a store and buy pounded yam instant flour (poundo yam). This is also a great business opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors.

The variety of yam used in pounded yam instant flour (poundo yam) production is a white yam. It has to be a white yam.

Equipment used for pounded yam instant flour processing are: slicing Machine, per boilers, dryers (cabinet/flash), milling machine (hammer mill with cyclone), sifting machines, sealers, packaging machines, bowls, knives, scoops and weighing scale.

Pounded yam instant flour (poundo yam) process flow chart 

Cleaning: Clean yams to remove sand and dirt

Peeling: Peel manually using knives.  Peel under water. Peeled yam must constantly be placed underwater, this is to prevent enzymatic browning

Slicing: Slice under water. Slice peeled yam tubers into uniform size chips.  This is to enable the chips to dry faster at the same time and temperature.

Par-Boiling: Par-boil yam chips, Boil yams for a short period of time. Be carefull not to cook the yam chips.

Drying: Dry yam chips in a cabinet dryer. Ensure yam chips are properly dried.

Milling: Mill dried chips into a fine flour using a hammer mill

Cooling: Cool milled flour before packaging to reduce the heat generated as a result of milling

Packaging: Package pounded yam instant flour in different sizes (1kg, 2kg, 5kg, and 10kg) seal and label

Packaged pounded yam instant flour (poundo Yam) can be sold to individuals, supermarkets, schools, Restaurants, hotels, and caterers. Pounded yam instant flour (poundo yam) can also be exported to other countries.

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Shola Oladejo

She is the editor in chief of foodpreneurshub with vast experience with food manufacturing and processing industry.

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    obodozie chime
    2 years ago

    Thanks for the info. I will definitely try it out.

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    Shola Oladejo
    2 years ago

    You are welcome, please do try it out

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      Bukky
      1 year ago

      I am ready

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      Fisayo
      12 months ago

      Thanks for sharing ma. Pld ma am I suppose to put salt while perboiling and also how many minutes should I perboil it.

      Thanks

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        Shola Oladejo
        8 months ago

        No. Don’t add salt while parboiling.

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    Ighalo God's power
    2 years ago

    How can one go into poundo yam production in a little scale and what equipments is required, where can one buy these equipments and how much is needed as start up capital.

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      Shola Oladejo
      2 years ago

      The equipment you will need are already stated in the article. However the major equipment are, a cabinet dryer, a milling machine and possibly a parboiling machine. We have experienced consultants to work with you to start-up this business. Kindly send us an email if you are interested.

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        ITCHOLA Brice Giscard
        2 years ago

        Bonjour Madame
        Je suis très intéressé par cet article qui me donne du coût l’envie de l’appliquer et de créer mon entreprise agroalimentaire.
        Une correspondance entre vous et moi me fera un grand plaisir. Votre numéro whatsapp, ça m’aidera.
        Merci

        Translation
        Hello Madam
        I am very interested in this article which makes me want to apply it and create my agrifood business.
        A correspondence between you and me will make me very happy. Your whatsapp number will help me.
        Thank you

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          Shola Oladejo
          2 years ago

          Merci de l’intérêt que vous portez à cet article. Nous avons reçu votre e-mail et nous vous répondrons sous peu.

          Translation
          Thank you for your interest in the article. We have received your email and we will respond to you shortly.

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        Nuhu Suleiman
        2 years ago

        Cost of poundo yam production machine

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        Like how much are these equipment will cost? Do you sell them?
        1 year ago

        How much are the equipment! Do u sell them?

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          Shola Oladejo
          1 year ago

          We do not sell them. We can render consulting services if you are interested in starting a pondo yam production business

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            Dhemis
            1 year ago

            Pls I need consultation can I have your email
            Thanks

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            Shola Oladejo
            8 months ago

            Yes. Foodpreneurshub@gmail.com

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        Pauline peters
        1 year ago

        Good day ma, please how can i meet with your expérience consultants for the establishment of the poundo yam processing, thanks.

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          Shola Oladejo
          1 year ago

          Check your email. I have sent you an email regarding this.

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        Betiku Patrick Abimbola
        11 months ago

        I need help in starting poundo yam flour production.

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          Shola Oladejo
          8 months ago

          Okay. Send an email to foodpreneurshub@gmail.com

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    AnietieT
    2 years ago

    Hello. Can you please explain how to parboil

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      Shola Oladejo
      2 years ago

      To parboil is to boil for a short time.

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    Olubunmi Dorcas Olajide
    2 years ago

    timranpels@gmail.com
    Good evening, I really like your write up am interested in the elubo and poundo production I need your assistance.
    Thanks

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      Shola Oladejo
      2 years ago

      Kindly send us an email on how you want us to help you.

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    froleprotrem
    2 years ago

    Loving the info on this website , you have done great job on the posts.

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    Babalola Olu
    2 years ago

    A very good write-up!I will need your assistance to scale-up my poundo-yam business.Presently,I’m involved in a very small scale manual production.

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      Shola Oladejo
      2 years ago

      Thank you. We would like to assist you. Kindly send us an email.

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        Babalola Olu
        2 years ago

        My email is:— borsons55@gmail.com

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        Opeyemi
        12 months ago

        Please I’ll like to know more via email, thank you ma’am

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          Shola Oladejo
          8 months ago

          Okay. Send an email to foodpreneurshub@gmail.com

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    Robert
    2 years ago

    How do I ensure my pondo flour don’t turn black when reconstituting with hot water to make swallow?

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      Shola Oladejo
      2 years ago

      Soak in Sodium metabisulphite solution…There are other factors to consider. Quality of your yams and drying temperature

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    Adetutu
    2 years ago

    Thank you for the article ma.
    Can I dry the parboiled yam in the oven?

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      Shola Oladejo
      2 years ago

      Hi Adetutu, I am not sure, there is no harm in trying. Try with a small portion of parboiled yam chips and see the outcome.

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      Uloko Michael
      10 months ago

      How do I start this on a small scale, pls? This business idea has been in my mind for long now,but how to start it on a small scale is my major problem. We have plenty of yam in my state, Benue. How do I start? Pls,help me,ma.

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        Shola Oladejo
        8 months ago

        We can help you turn this idea of yours into a viable business. send me an email to foodpreneurshub@gmail.com

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    Oye
    2 years ago

    Your Comment*Please can you be specific on the parboiling?For how long can I parboil and what thickness can I cut the sliced yam into? Thank you

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    Titilayo
    2 years ago

    Pls wat is the difference btw yam flour (elubo) and pounded yam flour( poundo yam) production

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      Shola Oladejo
      2 years ago

      Yam flour (elubo) is used to prepare amala a stable food in the southwest part of Nigeria. While yam flour (pondo yam ) is used to prepare pounded yam. Amala is black in colour while pounded yam is white in colour. During the [rpduction of yam flour (elubo), yam chips are dried without parboiling while yam chips for pondo yam are parboiled before drying.

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    svensk tv
    2 years ago

    Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.I will make certain to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back later on. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great posts, have a nice holiday weekend!

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    Abdulmalik
    2 years ago

    Good day ma, thanks for the educative information and may God continue to bless you.pls,I don’t know if I can get your WhatsApp contact but here is mine”08097370357″.I need your professional advice on these product of mine ( cereal poundo, mix grains poundo).thanks in anticipation

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      Shola Oladejo
      2 years ago

      Kindly send an email with your specific questions to info@foodpreneurshub.com

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        Uchechi
        1 year ago

        Wow! I really derived a lot from this article,thanks so much ma’am,,but am just wondering if sun drying will go well with the poundo yam?? Please ma I need your feed back on this…

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    ESTELLIA KOUNOU
    2 years ago

    HI
    Thhank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us
    i tried doing it and for the first time i totally cooked the yam at the end the pounded yam was not elastic
    i tried the second time by paraboiling the yam but i noticed that the yam started darkening since i prepare it the eve of the drying.why did the paraboiled yams started becoming dark not brown

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      Shola Oladejo
      2 years ago

      The yam gets brown because of the enzymatic browning reaction…This can be stop or prevented by soaking the yam slices in Sodium meta-bisulphite solution. Other factors to check are the types of yam used and the drying temperature. Make sure you use white yams and don’t dry at very high temperatures.

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    Israel Deborah
    1 year ago

    How will I per-boiled the yam and how will I ensure my poundo not to turn black.
    Can I sundry it.

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      Shola Oladejo
      1 year ago

      I will advise you to use a cabinet dryer for drying.

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    Ifeoluwa
    1 year ago

    I found this very useful as I like DIY homebmadea big thank you to the author for this write up,I will try it and come back to share my testimony

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      Shola Oladejo
      1 year ago

      Thanks Ifeoluwa

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    Andrew Owoichoechi Audu
    1 year ago

    Good day to you. I am interested in the instant yam powder production machine. May I know the total cost of a complete line?

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      Shola Oladejo
      1 year ago

      The cost of a complete line will depend on your proposed capacity.

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        Pauline peters
        1 year ago

        Please ma i will also like to know the cost of my proposed capacity from your consultants. Tnx

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          Shola Oladejo
          1 year ago

          Check your email box, I have sent you an email

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    Tijesuni
    1 year ago

    Thank you once again 🤗

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      Shola Oladejo
      1 year ago

      You are welcome

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    Victor
    1 year ago

    You guys are doing well. I commend you greatly!

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      Shola Oladejo
      1 year ago

      Thank you Victor.

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    Oyinlola Awoyemi
    1 year ago

    Please is it possible to have your phone number through my email please. I am interested in both elubo and poundo yam please.

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      Shola Oladejo
      1 year ago

      We will send you an email

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    Please parboil like how many minutes???.Is poundo yam different from yam flour?
    1 year ago

    Is poudo yam different from yam flour??? Please how many minutes parboiling??

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      Shola Oladejo
      1 year ago

      Poundo yam is different from yam flour. Pundo yam, when prepared, is similar to pounded yam, it is white in color. While yam flour when prepared is black in color. It is called amala.

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    Uchechi
    1 year ago

    Wow! I really derived a lot from this article,thanks so much ma’am,,but am just wondering if sun drying will go well with the poundo yam?? Please ma I need your feed back on this…I also want to know if there is need to sieve after milling

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    YUSUF SUNDAY S.
    1 year ago

    Thanks for the informative write up on poundo yam production. I will like to ask, is there any chemical to add when the poundo changes color?

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    YUSUF SUNDAY S.
    1 year ago

    Hello madam, how much does the least machines cost?

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    Vera
    1 year ago

    Ma I think this is what I have been looking for. Thank you so much for this . where do I get all the machines?

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      Shola Oladejo
      8 months ago

      Send an email to Foodpreneurshub@gmail.com

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    Mutiat
    1 year ago

    I found this very helpful, and I want to venture into it can u please explain in details

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      Shola Oladejo
      8 months ago

      We offer to consult in this regard. You can send an email to foodpreneurshub@gmail.com

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    How many mins for par-boilling the yam before put it into dryer
    11 months ago

    For how long or mins for par-boilling yam before put it into dryer

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      Shola Oladejo
      8 months ago

      This depends on a lot of factors.

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    Linda
    9 months ago

    An unusual Nigerian. Thank you my dear for not hiding this nformation.
    Please what’s another name for sodium methosulphite and where can one purchase it?

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      Shola Oladejo
      8 months ago

      Thank you Linda for your compliment. There is no other name for it. Check with vendors that sell food grade chemicals.

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    Abiodun Odole
    8 months ago

    Thanks so much I m really interested in the business please how can I start it and how much are the machine

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      Shola Oladejo
      8 months ago

      Thank you, Abiodun. We can help you start this business by consulting for you. send an email to foodpreneurshub@gmail.com

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