Yucatan exported over 50 tons of dragon fruit to the US

The delegate of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) in Yucatan, Pablo Castro Alcocer, presented Yucatan's 2015 Agrifood Balance, which highlighted the growth there had been in several areas.

Corn exports increased from 800 kilograms per hectare to 1.2 tons. It's worth mentioning that the average in the north of the country is six tons.

The importance of the first 50 ton dragon fruit exports to the United States was also highlighted.

For Americans this exotic fruit is a novelty and they acquire it for its antioxidant properties; moreover, its regular consumption can reduce the risk of developing heart disease and hypertension, which interests nutritional product companies.

Source: sipse.com

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