Grapes are sourced from Namibia, South Africa, Egypt, Italy & Peru.
“Despite the litany of challenges during the 2020/2021 season, the table grape industry has shown great resilience. With steady high volumes, imports and exports are each projected to reach a record of more than 3.4 million tons.” – Fresh Fruit Portal
“Almost 78 million hectares of agricultural land worldwide, are under grape cultivation”. – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Citrus are sourced from Egypt and South Africa.
“Citrus has played an interesting role in globalization, whether through imports from the east during the Age of Discovery or its use as a curative for sailors suffering from scurvy. As world trade has advanced, so has their dissemination, from the Silk Road to modern air freight.” – Real Food Encyclopedia
Avocados are sourced from Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.
“Global avocado production is estimated to triple between 2010-2030. Avocado has the lowest production level among the major tropical fruits, but due to ample global demand, it is expected to remain the fastest-growing commodity of the major tropical fruits during this period.” – Fresh Fruit Portal
Blueberries are sourced from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Chile and Peru.
“Blueberries are one of the most trending superfoods in the world right now. The growth rate increase of global exports with 14% proves this claim.” – East Fruit
“The blueberry is one of the only foods that is truly naturally blue in colour. The pigment that gives blueberries their distinctive colour, anthocyanin, is the same compound that provides the blueberry’s amazing health benefits.” – BC Blueberries
Pomegranates are sourced from Egypt.
“At a time when many prepared fruits have been challenged severely by the pandemic, sale of pomegranate seeds have experienced year-on-year double-digit growth.” – Fresh Fruit Portal
“Pomegranates will start finding their way onto menus in 2021/22”. – Fruit and Vegetable Trends Report 2021
Strawberries are sourced from South Africa and Egypt.
“Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside. Each seeds is considered by botanists to be its own separate fruit. The average strawberry has 200 seeds. Strawberries are also the first fruit to ripen in spring!” – Farmers’ Almanac
Stone Fruit are sourced from South Africa and Zimbabwe.
“Nothing says summer like a sweet, juicy peach, cherry, plum or mango. And they are packed with inflammation fighting phytonutrients! Stone fruit get their name from the fact that they all have a pit in the center.” – ScienceDirect
Apples and pears
Apples and pears are sourced from South Africa.
“It takes the energy of 50 leaves to produce one apple! Most apple blossoms are pink when they open, but gradually transform into white. And apples are related to roses.” –Apple Holler
“Pears do not ripen well on trees. They are harvested when they are mature, but unripened. How do you know when a pear is ripe? Just ‘check the neck’. Pears are ripe, sweet and juicy when the neck gives in gently to pressure from your thumb.” –Taste of home