Taiwanese Mangoes Delight Japanese Schoolchildren in School Lunches; Sweetness and Flavor Earn Praise
Concurrently, the AFA recognized the importance of introducing students in this temperate region to Taiwan's tropical fruits. To address this, they provided specially crafted placemats adorned with educational content written in Japanese, offering insights into the origins and harvest seasons of mangoes in Taiwan. Collaborating with the Representative Taiwan Office of Kasama City, the AFA also produced an instructional video for Japanese consumers on the art of cutting mangoes. This initiative aims to enrich the food education experience in Japanese schools and build bridges of knowledge about Taiwanese fruits.
High-Quality and Safe Taiwanese Mangoes Gain Foothold in Japan with Government Backing
Highlighting Taiwan's rich tapestry of mango varieties—Aiwen, Jinhuang, Yuwen, Xishi, and Keitt—the AFA underscores the unique conditions of the orchards in Pingtung and Tainan, the primary cultivation grounds for Taiwanese mangoes. Nestled on hillsides boasting optimal drainage, abundant sunlight, and noticeable day-night temperature fluctuations, these areas produce mangoes characterized by thin, vibrant skin, slender flesh, rich aroma, and a harmonious blend of sweetness and sourness. The AFA, committed to ensuring the safety of these delectable mangoes, collaborates with farmers to implement a safety management system that includes practices such as fruit trimming and early fruit bagging. Additionally, the AFA provides support to facilitate the certification of these fruits under the TAP system. With exports steadily increasing, Japan has emerged as the third-largest destination for Taiwanese mangoes. As of July 10, 2023, exports reached a robust 651 metric tons, surpassing last year's 522 metric tons, signifying the growing acceptance of high-quality and safe Taiwanese mangoes in the Japanese market.
Indulge in Taiwan's Mango Season—A Sweet Invitation
The AFA brings forth exciting news—this year's growing season, marked by a drought, has resulted in fewer pests and diseases, yielding radiant red fruits with superior-quality tender flesh and an even richer flavor. Bursting with sugar, protein, and crude fiber, these seasonal mangoes are not just delicious but also nutritious. Whether enjoyed fresh or in processed forms, Taiwanese mangoes remain popular in both domestic and foreign markets. As the peak season unfolds in Tainan, the AFA extends an invitation to international consumers to experience the richness of Taiwan's mangoes while urging local residents to support their agricultural products during this opportune time.
- Origin：Crop Production Division
- Refresh Date：2023-11-06