Peru’s aguaymanto exports will double this year

Isabel Guerra

Peru's aguaymanto exports will double this yearPeruvian exports of aguaymanto, known as gooseberry in some parts of the United States, will double this year and surpass US $100,000, reports the state agency for promoting trade and tourism, Promperu.

This Andean fruit has increased is presence in the international markets, from US $17,608 in 2005 to US $54,138 in 2009.

The United States posted the largest demand, with US $29,268 dollars, followed by Germany with US $6,618.

This fruit has been widely used since Incan times, and at present it is appreciated worldwide due to its high levels of vitamins A, B and C, among other nutrients.

(Photo: Peru.com)