UK: M&S selling stoneless avocado that could cut out risk of injuries

Retailer’s ‘cocktail avocado’ can be eaten whole and may help end problem of people slicing their hands while removing the seed.   Marks & Spencer has begun selling a stoneless avocado that could help banish the pain of “avocado hand”.     The so-called cocktail avocado is 5cm-8cm (2in-3in) in length and has a smooth, […]

CHINA/VIETNAM: Firms ink watermelon trade deals

Enterprises in Vietnam and China have signed principle contracts on watermelon trade in 2018 and the following years at a conference held in the central province of Quang Ngai on December 6.   The event was organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in conjunction with Quang Ngai province and China’s Guangxi province.   […]

MALAYSIA: The fruit that smells like gym socks is skyrocketing in China

China’s love of a pungent, football-sized thorny fruit is skyrocketing, and Malaysia wants a piece of it.   The value of China’s fresh imports of durian fruit has climbed an average of 26 percent a year over the past decade, reaching $1.1 billion in 2016, according to United Nations data. Thailand dominates that market, but […]

INFOGRAPH: Friday Fruit Facts (#016) – Lychee

It is said that a romance between an ancient beauty and the emperor of China has led to the decline of a dynasty. This tragic romance then became the inspiration for the famous poem “The Song of Everlasting Sorrow”. In today’s Friday Fruit Facts, we travel beyond time to explore one of #China’s greatest treasure, […]