Pomegranate export from Bengaluru touches a tonne a day

Pomegranates are all the rage in many European countries — thanks to its perceived health benefits for diabetics and cancer patients — and the fruit is reaching there from farms around Bengaluru.

At least a tonne of freshly peeled pomegranates from areas around Bengaluru has been reaching European countries every day over the last few months.

“During our interaction with exporters and importers, we were informed about the increasing demand due to the fruit’s perceived health benefits,” said Venkata Reddy, Chief Executive Officer of Menzies Aviation Bobba (Bangalore), which is among the two cargo handlers at Kempegowda International Airport.

Among other destinations for peeled pomegranates from Bengaluru are the West Asia and South East Asia.....Read more


Source web page:The Hindu

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