Vietnam 

USDA post about benefits of dragon fruit, a crucial export of Việt Nam – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has posted an introduction to the benefits of dragon fruit, a key export of Việt Nam. On its fanpage, the department wrote: “Dragon fruit, also called a pitaya, is a tropical fruit that is high in fiber and provides a good amount of vitamins & minerals.” The status immediately received a number of positive comments, shares and likes from US people. Dragon fruit is popular around the world because of its sweet and fresh taste.…

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Vietnam 

Farmers need support to expand fruit production – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Dragon fruits is a key produce in Châu Thành District, Long An Province. — Photo dangcongsan.vn LONG AN — Fruit is a key produce of provinces around the Mekong Delta. However, small-scale production and poor links from production to purchase, from process to export, are hindering the development of orchards, attendees heard at a workshop held yesterday in the Mekong Delta province of Long An. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the…

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Vietnam 

VN shows great potential for processed vegetable, fruit exports – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY – More Vietnamese businesses should be shifting to processing and exporting vegetables and fruits,which has high demand worldwide, Võ Mai, deputy chairwoman of the Việt Nam Gardening Association, has said. Traditional crops such as rice, pepper, cashew, rubber and coffee in Việt Nam have reached their limits in terms of farming area, productivity and market growth potential, while the global demand for fresh and frozen vegetables is on the rise. Many Vietnamese companies are now investing in vegetable and fruit processing to…

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Vietnam 

Fruit, flower prices rise on full moon – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Demand for fruit and flowers usually increases sharply on the occasion of the lunar year’s first full moon, and a short supply this year has caused their prices to spiral upwards. Tết Nguyên Tiêu (New Year Full Moon Festival) is a major festival, and on this day many people prepare offerings, especially fruits and flowers, to the Buddha and ancestors. At some traditional markets such as Thị Nghè and Bà Chiểu in Bình Thạnh District and Bến Thành and Tân Định…

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Vietnam 

Tết ends early for fruit, vegetable exporters – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Many agricultural export companies have resumed work even before the end of Tết (Lunar New Year). Vina T&T Group’s two processing plants in Chợ Gạo and Cai Lậy districts in the southern province of Tiền Giang began preparations on Friday to ship 23 containers of longan, dragon fruit and coconut to the US. Sixteen containers of dragon fruit, each weighing 900kg, will be sent by air. The rest of the consignment, 36 tonnes of longan, 22 tonnes of dragon fruit and…

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Vietnam 

Investment in fruit, vegetable processing surges as companies realise potential – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Fruit and vegetable exports, which have been growing at around 15 per cent annually for the past five years, are a highly attractive business activity for enterprises, which are increasingly investing in large and modern processing plants. Long An Province-based Lavifood Joint Stock Company earlier this month put into operation a VNĐ1.78 trillion (US$76.7 million) fruit and vegetable processing plant with a capacity of 60,000 tonnes of finished products a year in Tây Ninh Province. Phạm Ngô Quốc Thắng, the company’s…

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Vietnam 

Dragon fruit prices rise sharply – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Dragon fruit prices in Tiền Giang Province are soaring. — Photo vfa.gov.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Dragon fruit prices at Chợ Gạo Dragon Fruit Co-operative in the southern province of Tiền Giang are increasing sharply during the Christmas period, bringing profits for farmers. Nguyễn Văn Long, a dragon fruit grower in Chợ Gạo District, said red flesh dragon fruit prices are around VNĐ40,000 per kilo (US$1.7), some three to four times higher than in October, when dragon fruit prices hit rock bottom. Dragon fruit is…

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Singapore 

HSA issues advisory on mahogany seeds, or ‘sky fruit’, after 7 cases of liver injury reported, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – There have been seven cases of liver injury reported in recent years that are suspected to be linked to eating mahogany seeds, which are more commonly known as sky fruit. The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said it received these reports over the past three years, where patients had liver injuries ranging from mild liver function impairment to liver failure. These seven patients, who are in their 40s to 70s, had eaten the mahogany seeds in both raw form and in capsules. Five of them were hospitalised, HSA said in…

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Vietnam 

Vegetable, fruit export growth slows – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News The department said the export of vegetables and fruits might struggle in the remaining month of this year due to the impact of weather conditions which might cause drops in the output of several farming products. The department forecast a modest growth of just 10 per cent for the export of vegetables and fruits for the full year, compared to the whopping growth rate of 42.4 per cent recorded last year. The country imported vegetables and fruits worth $1.57 billion in the 11-month period,…

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Vietnam 

Bến Tre opens fruit, veg supply depot – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News BẾN TRE — Wholesaler Mega Market Vietnam (MM) on Wednesday launched its first fruit depot in Bến Tre Province to supply quality fruits and vegetables for both export and local markets. Phidsanu Pongwatana, managing director of MM Mega Market Vietnam, said the fruit platform in Bến Tre would supply safe and quality fruit products for MM’s 19 stores across the country. “This depot will also be an export base for Vietnamese fruit to Thailand, China and other Southeast Asian countries,” he added Along with…

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