How To Start Fruit Business in Nigeria

How To Start Fruit Business in Nigeria

Have you ever thought about fruit and what it does to the body? Fruits are considered to be an essential part of everyday diet, they provide a good amount of energy and nutrients needed  for a healthy body. Fruits can be consumed raw, ripe, cooked, or even roasted for their nutritional value and dietary fibers.Fresh fruits are low in calories and fats, they largely contain high volume of water.

Do you know you can make a living selling just fruits.Yes! Fruit is is the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food. Fruits are necessary  for the body they supply the essential vitamins to the body.

Have you ever considered taking fruit  as a business. Fruit business is a small business but profitable business, it does not require a huge amount of start up capital. With N50,000 you can start fruit business in your own shop, you will even make more gain selling fruits during ramadan  period (period when muslim faithfuls fast and pray to their God). You can make gain of N5,000 daily on fruit business. Am sure you want to know more about fruit business, cool! please read on...

 The largest fruit market in Nigeria is the mile 12 market, another fruit market is the Ketu  jakande fruit market. At these two fruit market you are rest assured of buying different fruits of your choice at whole sale prices.

The Health Benefit Of Fruits

Reasons why ancient people lived over 100 years and above is that they know the benefit of fruit to the body. The percentage of ancient people who had had cancer and other chronic disease is very low because they know the value of fruits to the body, unlike this age we are in to now  the percentage of people dying everyday as a result of chronic disease is high now.

Fruits have proven to be the best source for maintaining good health and preventing cancer,they are rich in minerals and vitamins beneficial for maintaining physical as well as mental health.

List of different fruits 

There are various fruits in Nigeria, they are mango, orange, pawpaw, banana, pineapple, cherry, pears, water melon, cucumber apple and lots more.


It has  a great taste and also has uncountable benefits. It has a rich source of iron and works as an antidote for anemic patients.It is healthy for pregnant women and also for women who gets weak at the stage of menopause.Its source of vitamin A is rich, it also helps reduce skin aging process.


It is an antidepressant, it helps to reduce depression. It is an important source of carbohydrates, fats, protein, iron, potassium, and phosphorus. The amount of phosphorus in banana is very useful in brain development. this fruit is also a quick and easy remedy for heartburn.


It belongs to the family of citrus fruit. This juicy fruit contains collagen beneficial for having younger  skin. Orange peels helps helps eliminate bad breath and gives you long lasting fresh breath.


This is another amazing fruit with lots of benefits for skin. It is beneficial for healing wounds and curing skin infections that are caused by injuries. it contains enzymes that helps in skin elasticity, it is an easy remedy for dark spots lies within pine apple. It helps build strong bones.

How To Invest Your Capital 

Rent a shop: you need to rent a shop in an environment where many people passes by on a daily basis.

Buy a mini freezer: you will need it to cool your fruit some customers like cold fruits which have already been sliced.

Buy disposable plates to package the fruit in the freezer.

You need to buy tooth pick to pick the fruits.

You need a table to display the unsliced fruits.

Once your business is set, all you need now is to start calculating your profit. The cost you incur on your products and how much profit you want will determine your selling price. Note your selling price should not be too high remember there are competitors in every business.

 Hurry now and invest in fruit business especially at this Ramadan season. I wish you good luck in your business.

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