Nali Sauce

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Nali Limited
Private (family-owned)
Industry Food processing
Founded 1974
Founder Nalilo Khoromana
Headquarters Limbe, Blantyre DistrictMalawi
Products Pepper sauce and other condiments
Number of employees
About 70 (2008)
Website http://www.naligroup.mw

Nali Sauce is a popular sauce from Malawi dubbed, "'Africa's hottest peri-peri sauce'. It is one of Malawi's most popular sauces.[1] The Nali sauce brands have attained cult status with chilli lovers both in Malawi and throughout the world for their hotness and taste.[2] The heat level of Nali sauce is approximately Piri piri 175.000 scoville heat units[3]

Nali is made from peri-peri sauce from Malawian birds eye chillies which are the hottest in Africa. They have been produced by Nali ltd since the 1970s. There are currently 7 different flavors of Nali Sauces: Mild, Hot, Gold, Garlic, Ginger, Curry Masala and BBQ.[2] The label on the bottle comes with a warning in English and Chichewa that reads, "Abale Samalani", friends, take care.[4] Nali has a strong presence in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa.[5][6]

History[edit]

Nali Limited was founded in 1974 in Limbe, Malawi by Alford Nalilo Khoromana in Thyolo District.[2] It was set up as a proprietorship.[7] It was incorporated as a company on 15 December 1983 as Nali Farms Limited. It later changed to Nali Limited on 12 November 1985.[7] Nali has, since the early 1970s, been engaged in the growing and exporting spices including the popular Birds Eye chilies that are only found in Africa.[8] Nali was able to grow into a successful commercial enterprise.[8] Nali hot sauces are their most popular product line.

Production[edit]

Towards the end of 1978, Nali chilies were in great demand. Nali Limited is the only company in Malawi involved in the processing and selling of sauces and condiments for both local markets and export markets. They currently produce Nali Sauce and other agricultural products. It currently has about 3,000 farmers that help to grow the chillis.[9]

Varieties[edit]

There are currently 7 different flavors of Nali Sauces: Mild, Hot, Gold, Garlic, Ginger, Curry Masala and BBQ.[2]

Packaging[edit]

The label on the bottle comes with a warning in English and Chichewa that reads, "Abale Samalani", friends, take care.[4]

Management[edit]

Since Mr. Khoromana's death in the 1990s, Nali is now run by Mrs. Khoromana and sons.[7] The company is owned by the Khoromana family. The chair is Mrs. M. Khoromana (wife of the Late Mr. Khoromana).[7] The Assistant Managing Director is Mr. Endward Khoromana (son of the Late Mr. Khoromana).[7]

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