JAPAN: Banana with edible skin has been developed

First there was the cocktail avocado from Spain, which had an edible skin. Now, meet the Mongee (pronounced “mon-gay”) banana from Japan, whose skin is also edible. Yes, you read that right: You can eat the skin of this particular banana.     The Mongee Banana is grown by D&T Farm in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture. […]

PERU: Banana exports to grow by at least 10% in three years

The Lima Chamber of Commerce’s Foreign Trade Development and Research Institute (Idexcam) has forecast significant growth for Peru’s export banana sector.   In a release, Idexcam executive director Carlos Posada highlighted forecasts for at least 10% growth over the next three years, following an increase of 4% year-on-year between January and October of 2017 to […]

VIETNAM: First batch of star apples exported to the US

The first batch of Vietnamese star apples has been exported to the US by the Cat Tuong Agricultural Products Producing & Processing Co Ltd from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, announced the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and provincial authorities yesterday.   With the shipment, Vietnam has become the first and […]

USA: Hawaiian avocado certified world’s heaviest

Guinness World Records confirmed this week that a Hawaii woman found the world’s heaviest avocado.   Pamela Wang was on her daily walk when she made the discovery — a 5-pound, 3.6-ounce avocado in December.     News of the find made her and the oversized fruit a national and international story.   “I have […]