Physalis peruviana, better known as aguaymanto, has made its way from Peru to international markets. According to data from Sierra y Selva Exportadora, an entity attached to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), in 2020 the country exported 287 tons of this fruit for 2,655,000 dollars. 84% of the total exported corresponded to organic aguaymanto.
The main destinations for this Peruvian fruit were the United States, the Netherlands, and Germany, which together accounted for more than 60% of total exports.
Huanuco, where it is mainly grown organic and for export, led the production of aguaymanto in 2020.
Sierra y Selva Exportadora indicated that almost 95% of the organic aguaymanto exported was of the dehydrated type. The crunchy presentation, a dehydrated aguaymanto that is accompanied with granola or dried fruits, predominated. This product was exported to the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, and Israel.
This fruit, which has high content of vitamins A and C, is produced in Huanuco, the regions of Amazonas, Apurimac, Ancash, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huancavelica, Junin, Lambayeque, Lima, Pasco, and Moquegua.