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Here you have some exotic fruits and vegetables from our farmers
Pineapple…a long-term work!
Our pineapples are sweet and juicy to bring you all the richness of this tropical fruit. The cultivation of our fruits, respectful of the environment brings pineapple flavours and vitamins naturally present in this exotic fruit. Our pineapples are harvested with care to preserve their uniqueness and their particular taste of our lands.
Pineapple is a tropical plant native to Brazil and Colombia. Pineapple comosus is a herbaceous terrestrial plant and can reach between 1m and 1,5Om high! It is the only species of the genus Pineapple to give edible fruits. Pineapple is known for its juicy fruit with colourful flesh. Its ripening time is relatively long; indeed, the Pineapple takes more than seven months to develop completely and requires a lot of heat because below 10 ° C, the pineapple dies …
For information, the pineapple comosus is an autosterile plant, its seeds are rare and it is necessary that 2 varieties coexist for the culture.
Avocado…the benefices of a rich fruit!
Avocados with yellow flesh neither sweet nor salty are a fair balance between taste, sweetness and nutritional richness. Our lawyers are part of the fair trade line that respects responsible harvesting, and its delicate collection to never lose its taste. We guarantee quality avocados: firmness and voluptuousness.
A small point on the figures: At the level of consumption of lawyers (outside the producing country), the Americans, English and French are great enthusiasts with an average of about 265 000 tons for the Americans, 65 000 for the French and 24,000 for our English neighbours.
The lawyer is fashionable, and it’s a fact. This fruit has the advantage of slipping everywhere: sandwiches, salads, meals, sauces etc. It is highly recommended; indeed, the avocado obsesses healthy consumers: it is full of vitamins, nutrients, good fats and a positive effect on blood cholesterol.
The avocado is like a big berry with a central seed (and not a core!), The varieties are numerous, and the weight oscillates between 150 and 1000g.
The peculiarity of the avocado is that it matures only once the fruit is harvested (However, it can remain several months on the tree !!).
In Europe, avocado is considered a luxurious and noble product while in South America, avocado is commonly called “butter of the poor”.
Banana…keep the banana!
Our sweet bananas will seduce you with their naturally sparkling colours. Their tasty and tender flesh comes from an impeccable work and respectful of the environment. We are committed to respecting the natural flavours of our bananas, without pesticides or preservatives to ensure a surprisingly sweet and sweet taste.
Did you know banana has seeds? Much less common than one can imagine, but depending on the banana varieties, some carry more seeds and others, more pulp.
Banana is a new skin: yellow, red, green, banana is an international fruit that changes skin depending on its species.
The flesh of the banana can also have different colors of the white / beige color that we know (in Peru, its flesh can be blue!
Plantain banana…the super banana!
Its unique texture and firm flesh guarantee perfect cooking. Our plantains are maintained respecting the fair and organic charter. Picked with the greatest care and without external additions, they retain their initially rich flavours. Our plantains are unique in taste because of their culture and harvest.
This fruit, cousin of the banana, is consumed as a vegetable. Plantain distinguishes by its firmer flesh, size and slightly green colour. Sweeter than its cousin. Because it is extremely rich in starch; which gives it superb cooking, hence its name: banana vegetable (the plantain is cooking like potatoes).
The plantain cooked produces complex carbohydrates. It can give energy over a long time, but it is also a rich source of potassium (stimulating the nervous system, muscle functions and blood pressure).
Banana is also full of different vitamins and magnesium. In other words, it’s a big green banana full of resources and energies. And in addition it is available all year so why not enjoy it?.
Lemon…the fresh sour!
The lime symbolises freshness and exoticism. It is known for its luscious and tangy flesh. The characteristic aromas of our limes go from sweet to bitter, through acid.
The lime weighs on average 100g. This fruit is available all year and is very rich in vitamins C. It is distinguished for its colours, and its skin smoother and slimmer. Its bark is coloured at maturity with a lovely bright green.
Its nutrient concentration and low caloric intake is a good reason to enjoy it on a daily basis!
Our sun-soaked figs promise sweet and tangy flavours. Its creamy and refreshing flesh contributes to a balanced diet thanks to its modest sugar content. Our productions are responsible and fair, following the tradition of fair trade.
Its contents are rich, in particular in calcium and its sugar content is relatively modest.
The full season of figs is between July and October. Depending on the picking of this exotic fruit, its skin is more or less thick and its flesh more or less acidic.
Ginger…up the hearts!
This aphrodisiac requires a lot of water and sun, which is why we grow it on our land in Peru. This exotic spice is rich in vitamins, starch, essential oils, fats, proteins and carbohydrates. It is, therefore, an excellent fascinating product in terms of well-being and nutrition. The consumable plant is the rhizome.
This exotic spice is only 6% present in world production. It is why our producers attach particular importance to this product. Our ginger meets our values of fairness, responsibility and biodiversity.
It is produced with care and follows biological standards to which we make a point of honor.
The sweet, juicy and orangey flesh of our mangoes is its respectful production. Our eco-friendly plantations allow mangoes to retain this taste and sweetness. This juicy exotic fruit hydrates you and promises you rich and generous flavours.
Mango or commonly known as “tropical fishing” is recognisable for its green skin and orange flesh. It is, therefore, in our hot countries that mango can grow and mature for exceptional flavours.
The mango tree is a demanding tree that requires water and heat but, well maintained, this tree can live up to nearly 100 years.
The mango tree does not produce fruit until the 6th year, so it is a great work, and the patience of our producers allows us to obtain superb fruits — an indicator of the maturity of the fruit: its firmness.
Mangosteen…the queen of fruits!
The mangosteen or Queen of the fruits is a product very appreciated for its atypical taste, its flesh of a pearly and melting whiteness. This fruit combines sweetness with acidity. Its taste oscillates between grapes and strawberries and is one of the most precious fruits in natural antioxidants.
The mangosteen usually weighs between 50 and 150 grams. This demanding product only enjoys warm climates, which is why our crops in Colombia are ideal for its production. Its cultivation in tropical zone is slow, this fruit is thus rather rare and requires a lot of care.
This dark purple or purple-brown berry brings colours and nutrients.
Mangosteen juice is renowned for fighting fatigue and aging and is commonly used to treat ailments such as skin problems, urinary tract infections or abdominal pain. This fruit is available throughout the year.
Yuca… the giant root!
Our Yuca has grown with care and attention. Its culture respects biodiversity and the ecosystem. We guarantee a healthy yuca, without pesticides and other preservatives to be able to taste it at its fair value.
Cassava weighs between 2 and 5kg for a size ranging from 30 to 50cm. And it is almost 4000 years ago that it exists in Peru.
This plant is often grown in sunny countries. It has virtues including its high carbohydrate. Bitter cassava is indeed toxic, that is why it is IMPORTANT to know how to cook it, but on the other hand, sweet cassava is non-toxic, and we can eat it as a vegetable or a raw. Cassava is tasted from May to October.
It is a food that is very easy to digest and provides a lot of energy.
Pitahaya…the dragon fruit chase the fly!
Under its pretty pink-red hull, the pitahaya hides a sweet and delicate heart, with a vanilla scent. It is scented, and delightful flavours contain a melting and slightly crunchy texture. Our dragon fruits grow according to the eco-responsible production charter, and this exotic fruit is produced without pesticides to enjoy all its exceptional flavours.
The pitahaya or “dragon fruit” is a large fruit with the bright pink epidermis, covered with scales and can reach about 700 grams. Its flesh is white and speckled with small seeds. Pitahaya is an epiphytic cactus (which feeds on other plants).
Its cultivation requires drought and little rainfall, hence the ideal location in South America. The pitahaya is eaten raw and is very refreshing.
It is rich in vitamins and brings energy and vitality to every bite. The dragon’s fruit is savoured throughout the year.
Goldenberry… Decorated vitamins!
Physalis is a juicy and sometimes tart fruit. Its flesh has very aromatic virtues. This bay as decorative as taste grows in respect of the flora and the preservation of the environment. Nature or cooked, this tasty berry promises you a rich-tasting, without added products.
Our Colombian producers are in the departments of Cundinamarca, Boyacà and Antioquia, the most productive region of Physalis in Colombia.
This berry belongs to the same family as tomatoes and aubergines. A physalis weighs between 5 and 7 grams on average. Depending on the variety, this berry can be orange or purple and is wrapped in a golden chalice. With a low caloric intake, the physalis is full of vitamins C, minerals and trace elements naturally present. This bay brings well-being and balance. The whole season of physalis is between November and February.
Colombia is the largest exporting producer of Physalis, only in 2015 exported more than 5 thousand tonnes of Physalis to Europe, including Holland, followed by Germany, Belgium and Sweden.
Our small producers are committed to producing this fruit with unique maintenance, which allows the harvest of an exceptional product and a coolness peculiar to the Colombian Andes.
The smooth skin of tamarillo is not edible but, on the other hand, its flesh is firm and tart. Some varieties have softer and sweeter flesh and contain many small, black, edible seeds. Our tamarillos are produced with care and rigour to guarantee wholly healthy and beneficial fruit to the consumers.
The tamarillo or “tomato shrub” is a red or pink-orange fruit the size of a chicken egg.
It recalls the taste of gooseberry. The tamarillo also belongs to the family of aubergines and peppers.
Sweet passionfruit… a flavour bomb!
Passion fruit grenadilla is one of the sweetest of the passiflora species. It is grown on the Andean mountains, which brings all the climatic benefits to be a virtuous product.
Colombia is the largest producer of grenadilla, the know-how of our small producers allows us to harvest exceptional products for export. Their products fulfil all the requirements of the European market. POP fresh accompanies them throughout the export process, bringing them the necessary tools to carry out deliveries while maintaining the freshness and quality of the products.
Our Grenadilla producers from Colombia and Peru work hard to offer an Extra Class quality product. Their products are characterized by their fragrance, sweetness and nutrient richness.