Fruits

Musang King Durian to Enter China

Since the first volumes of frozen musang king durians were shipped to China in April 2018, the Chinese market has seen a surge in demand for Musang King Durian. Large volumes of this variety from Malaysia are expected to enter China with the "First China-ASEAN Online Trade Fair" that is to take place on September 11-13. Durian is indigenous to Malaysia and was later introduced to Thailand, Myanmar and other areas. The soil, water quality, temperature and other conditions in Malaysia are highly suitable for the growth of this fruit, therefore, the country produces the fruit with the best taste and [...]

Organic vs. Natural – What You Need To Know!

The difference between Organic and Natural is as vast as the difference between a cat and a car. All of us want to eat as healthy as possible, but the advertising industry has been deliberately and un-ethically using the word "Natural" to describe its processed foods for some time, below Plantations International tries to shed some light on the topic for you. What is Organic? Organic is a legally defined system of agriculture which seeks to use ecological methods of production. Its goal is to learn from and mimic natural processes in order to produce the food we eat while also [...]

How Lime Juice Saves Millions of Lives Each Year

The lime is best know for its role in key lime pie and margaritas, but did you know it possesses remarkable healing properties as well? Plantations International estimates that billions of dollars are poured into research and development for pharmaceutical drugs, the humble lime has been proven to mitigate and even cure diseases that cause millions to suffer and hundreds of thousands to die each year worldwide. An impressive array of research on lime juice from the National Library of Medicine indicates that it could either cure or greatly accelerate healing time from a variety of life-threatening illnesses including: The Healing [...]

New Russian Ban Spells Big Troubles for Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Russian Fruit and Vegetable Ban The most recent Russian ban on fruit and vegetable imports from Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina are putting growers in a dire situation. Despite the ban only being in place for the last few days, producers are already struggling to keep their heads above water. This is especially true for the country's largest producers. According to the Plantations International research team the domestic market is saturated, as refrigerators and available packaging is rapidly filling up, with no where for the products to go. Emergency exports to neighbouring countries are also not an option because [...]