The coronavirus health crisis has sparked the consumers' interest in taking care of and supporting the immune system. As a result, certain fruits, such as citrus, are having a high demand in Europe. This, according to Juan Soler, the manager of Inter Terra, the southernmost producer of kumquats and limequats in Europe, located on the Atlantic coast of Huelva, Spain.
“We are not surprised by the expectation and the growing demand that these citrus fruits have been experiencing in recent weeks in the European markets. Furthermore, now that they have accumulated thousands of hours of sunshine in this privileged environment, they are at their best."
"Kumquat has vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, a large amount of fiber and flavonoids that give it antioxidant properties and make it highly recommended in any circumstance. It is usual to find them in the kitchens of the best chefs or in homemade salads and jams.”
“We have kumquats until June and we hope to be able to meet the many orders we are receiving, especially from German operators. European consumers now demand citrus produced in Europe, with European quality standards, harvested and packaged to arrive on the markets immediately, with a certified and sustainable production process throughout the value chain."
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