As a result of the health benefits associated with pomegranates, the German consumption of pomegranates is increasing. An interesting opportunity for pomegranate exporters lies in exports of ready-to-eat pomegranate arils. Producers in the Southern Hemisphere have the potential to offer pomegranates in the offseason of the Northern Hemisphere, where most pomegranates are produced.
Non-destructive firmness sensors have recently become available for packers and fruit handlers although they demand more information on their performance and reliability. A commercial sensor based on low mass impact has been tested on kiwifruit. Correlation between the firmness index given by the device and Magness-Taylor force was low (r2 = 0.594). Classifications modeled with discriminant analysis showed that it is feasible to sort samples into two firmness groups (96 to 91%), but classification into three classes yields lower scores.
Physical and chemical characteristics of cactus stems (Opuntia ficus-indica) for exportation and domestic markets
Características físicas y químicas de nopal verdura (Opuntia ficus-indica) para exportación y consumo nacional
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The European market for fresh Chilli Peppers is steadily growing year after year. With this product factsheet CBI supports developing countries’ (DC) exporters with essential information to enhance their exports of Chilli peppers to the European market.
Spain is a member of the EU since 1986, and as a member of the European Union (EU), it follows all EU directives, regulations, and obligations where available. While EU Regulations are binding and directly applicable to the Member States, EU Directives have to be transposed into National law. EU Decisions are binding and directly applicable to whom they are addressed.
The Fruits and Vegetables Import Manual covers all fresh fruits and vegetables, including fresh herbs and sprouts and immature nuts that have not been separated from their husk, that are imported from any foreign country, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, or Northern Mariana Islands. These fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs must be intended for consumption—not planting or growing. Only the approved plant part(s) of the fresh fruits, vegetables, or herbs is allowed entry.