INDONESIA: Mangoes, dragon fruit to enter Australian market

Indonesia will soon export mangoes and dragon fruit to Australia, a decision made during the 21st meeting of the Working Group on Agriculture, Food and Forestry Cooperation (WGAFFC) between Australia and Indonesia, held in Melbourne from Feb. 14 to 15.     The Agriculture Ministry’s Agriculture Quarantine Agency head, Banun Harpini, who acted as cochair […]

INDONESIA: Nutritionist debunks biggest myth about durian

Many consider durian a high-cholesterol fruit hence choose to avoid it at all costs. But this opinion is only a myth, according to a nutritionist at Pondok Indah Hospital, Dr. Diana Suganda SpGK.   As reported by on Monday, Diana said 100 grams of durian flesh actually contains 0 mg of cholesterol, in addition […]

INDONESIA: Dragonfruit and rambutan season begins in Central Sulawesi

Farmers in a number of villages in Parigi Moutong regency, Central Sulawesi, are currently entering the season for dragonfruit and rambutan.   Nyoman Artana, a resident of Suli Village, Sausu Sub-district, on Tuesday said the dragon fruit and rambutan fruit harvest in the area is quite good and is greeted with a cheerful price in […]

INDONESIA: Local dragon fruit a tasty treat for tourists

Banyuwangi in East Java is one of the nation’s main producers of dragon fruit, growing the fruit in a variety of ways, including organically, for tourists visiting the region.   At the foot of Gunung Raung lies Tegalarum village, which is known for its organic dragon fruit that is cultivated by farmers belonging to the […]