Proceedings of the ‘International Symposium on Superfruits: Myth or Truth?’

The first “International Symposium on Superfruits: Myth or Truth?” was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 1-3 July 2013, organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet), and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam (MARD). Ninety participants from 18 countries attended the symposium, including […]

GUAVA – Research and Development

Introduction / Agronomy Postharvest and Processed Products Market and International Trade Research and Development   Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits | Rare Fruits Title: Effects of Elevated CO2 on Medicinal Properties of Guava Plants Authors: F.M. de Rezende, A.P. Souza, M. S. Buckeridge, C.M. and Furlan Year published: 2015 […]

GUAVA – Market and International Trade

Introduction / Agronomy Postharvest and Processed Products Market and International Trade Research and Development   Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits | Rare Fruits   Country of Import Exporting Countries Phytosanitary requirements Australia All Countries This commodity if prohibited entry into Australia Singapore All Countries •  Phytosanitary certificate •  No […]

GUAVA – Postharvest and Processed Products

Introduction / Agronomy Postharvest and Processed Products Market and International Trade Research and Development   Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits | Rare Fruits Postharvest Fruits are graded based on weight, size, and color. Fresh fruit has a short shelf life but can be extended up to 20 days when […]

GUAVA – Introduction / Agronomy

Introduction / Agronomy Postharvest and Processed Products Market and International Trade Research and Development   Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits | Rare Fruits Guava (Psidium guajava) is valued for its delectable taste and aroma. Guava can be considered as the ‘apple of the tropics’ for its high vitamin C […]

KSA date palm researchers visit Malaysia, review adaptable oil palm tech

Date palm is the most important fruit in the Saudi Arabian culture, being a staple food with historical and religious significance. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is currently the second largest producer of date palm in the world with 23 million trees across 172,000 ha, producing 1.3 million tonnes. Most of the production is […]

Jackfruit and breadfruit symposium held in India

Photos by Shree Padre.   A symposium on “Jackfruit and Breadfruit in the Tropics: Genetic Diversity, Marketing, and Value Addition” was organized by the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) on 15-16 May 2014.   The symposium focused on jackfruit and breadfruit genetic diversity and geographical spread, production technologies and innovation needs, processing and value addition, […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Updating data on nutrient values of tropical fruits
FAO: Nutrient values of tropical fruits – easy access and use

The content of nutrients and bio-active compounds are important to know when marketing tropical fruits, or when deciding which fruits to produce. However, this information is not always readily available. Many food composition tables do include few if any of tropical fruits. It is time-consuming to collect, evaluate and compile those data from the scientific […]

THAILAND: Facebook page launch to sell the ‘king of fruit’

You can shop for more than just clothes, cosmetics and electronics on Facebook nowadays. The social networking platform is now the place to go to find the king of fruits, the durian. A Facebook page puts you in direct contact with the farmer. Just pick the durian you want, leave a message on the page […]

AUSTRALIA: Banana Freckle disease hits Northern Territory

The Northern Territory city of Palmerston is in ‘banana lock-down’ after the fungal disease known as Banana Freckle was discovered in the suburb of Gray.   The NT’s Chief plant health manager, Stephen West, says the entire city has been declared a quarantine area and banana plants will have to be destroyed if they’re within […]

Study: Avocado diet cuts heart risk in obese

The research was based on a clinical study that investigated whether eating one Hass avocado every day as part of a moderate fat diet (34 percent fat) had a beneficial effect on risk factors for CVD among healthy overweight and obese subjects, compared to a similar moderate fat diet without avocados, and a lower fat […]

INDIA: mango producers looks to Bangladesh for market opportunities

Farmers in a mango-growing region of India are eyeing new markets for the ‘king of fruits’, now that the doors have been shut in the European market due to concerns over high contamination levels of non-European fruit flies.   The state of Odisha on the country’s east coast is home to several mango farmers, some […]