Vietnamese dracontomelons make Australian debut

By Anh Minh   August 2, 2021 | 09:00 pm GMT+7
Vietnamese dracontomelons make Australian debut
Frozen dracontomelons are exported to Australia. Photo by the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia.
Vietnam has shipped 22 tons of frozen dracontomelons to Australia for over AUD390,000 ($287,000), according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia.

It is the first time that the fruits are exported to the market. Known as sau in Vietnam, the fruit is most popularly used in sour soups, candied with sugar and ginger and as a summer drink.

The dracontomelons follows the durian and green mangoes in making its way to Australia.

With its main harvest season extending from June to September, the dracontomelon has the potential to do well in the Australiam market, according to the office.

Other Vietnamese fruits approved for official export to Australia include dragon fruit, ripe mangoes, green mangoes, lychee and longan.

Australia is seen as an export market with high potential for Vietnamese agricultural produce and products.

Vietnam earned over $40 million from exporting agricultural products to Australia in the first half of the year, a 52 percent year-on-year increase.

 
 
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