India: Exotic fruits popular with citizens of Hyderabad

Exotic fruits, once exclusively sold in upscale supermarkets, are now being sold at roadsides across Hyderabad like any other fruit. These fruits have stirred the taste buds of all kinds of people as they are increasingly found being sold in supermarkets, fruit shops as well as on carts at roadsides across the city.

It is thanks to the many fruit traders that the exotic fruits are readily available in the city, as they are importing these foreign fruits in large numbers. Be it at Kothapet or the MJ Market fruit market, the imported fruits including blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, cherries, dragon fruit, kiwi, pears, persimmon, avocados, rambutan and imported oranges, apples, grapes etc. are easily available in abundance.

Apart from these markets, the fruits are also available roadside in areas like Chirag Ali Lane, Abids, Tolichowki, Malakpet, Barkas, Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills. At Kothapet fruit market, reports indicate that imports of exotic fruits have been growing by 20 per cent annually. According to the traders at Kothapet market, several wholesalers as well as street vendors were purchasing imported fruits in the market. Though the price of fruits is high compared to local fruits, these fruits are being sold in large numbers.


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