Two tonnes of Vietnamese frozen passion fruit marketed in Australia

Monday, Nov 29, 2021 18:02

Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Nguyen Tat Thanh holds a box of passion fruit at the launch of Vietnamese pangasius and fruit promotion weeks. — VNA/VNS Photo Dieu Linh

The Vietnamese Embassy and Viet Nam Trade Office in Australia have launched a programme marketing two tonnes of Vietnamese whole frozen passion fruit products in a bid to increase the share of the fruit in the market.

According to the trade office, Australia produces more than 4,700 tonnes of passion fruit per year. Notably, 91 per cent of passion fruit grown in Australia is marketed as fruit. Meanwhile, Viet Nam’s passion fruit exported to the country is mostly in form of frozen pulp, making the products little known among local consumers. Persuaded by the office, Viet Nam’s Uu Dam company decided to ship 2 tonnes of the whole frozen fruit to Australia.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Nguyen Tat Thanh stated the export of the whole fruit is meaningful as Viet Nam is negotiating for its fresh passion fruit to enter Australia.

According to the programme, when the batch arrives in Australia for distribution in December, local consumers buying them will have chance to win prizes of 2000 AUD sponsored by Viet Uc Group and three return air tickets from Vietjet Air.

Australia has to date allowed the import of four fresh fruits from Viet Nam. Despite COVID-19, in the first ten months of 2021, Viet Nam’s export of fruit and vegetables to the market increased by 27.65 per cent. — VNS

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