The market for organic food products in the Netherlands is growing; however, supply shortages are hampering the grow th of the market. The Republic of South Africa (RSA) has the advantage of being able to produce organic food products during the European winter seas on, as it is located in the southern hemisphere. Sourcing organic products from the RSA could therefore amelio- rate the current shortness of supply.
LEI Wageningen UR
Mango trees (Mangifera indica L.) are cultivated in many countries of East, South and West Africa. In these countries, mangoes contribute to farmer family diets as well as serving as a cash crop. Mangoes are a delicate fruit and, therefore, sensitive to transport, which limits trade opportunities. However, there is considerable market interest in processed mango—in pulp or dried form.
Common challenges to mango production in Africa
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland
BACKGROUND: A major problem of mango products is texture loss. The effect of commercial pectin methylesterase (PME) and calcium infusion on improvement of the texture of both fresh and frozen-thawed mango cubes was investigated in the present study.
Journal Science of Food and Agriculture
The mixed fruit toffees were prepared from fig and mango pulp at different proportions viz. (100:0, 80:20, 60:40, 40:60, 20:80 and 0:100) with sugar, liquid glucose, hydrogenated fat and khoa (40, 10, 5 and 10% by weight of pulp respectively) and evaluated for physico-chemical and sensory quality characteristics. It was observed that the toffee prepared by blending the fig and mango pulp at 80:20 proportions was found superior with respect to protein content and organoleptic quality parameters.
International Food Research Journal