Peru’s aguaymanto exports will double this year

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LivinginPeru.com
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)

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