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Frozen mango offers a solution to the EU mango ban

13 May 2014

Food sector businesses hit by the Indian fresh mango import ban can plug the gap in their supply chain by using frozen produce instead.

With Indian mangoes accounting for almost half of the world’s mango consumption, the EU ban on imports, due to fruit fly infestations, could affect UK production lines.

 Ardo UK believes it its frozen mango products could help fill this gap. Collin Slater, technical director at frozen fruit and vegetable specialist Ardo UK, expalins: “Mangoes have very different tastes and textures according to their variety, which can have a big impact on the end result of smoothies, chutneys and other food products. The Totapuri that we import is as good as the prized Alphonso variety but freezes better, meaning it is a realistic alternative for food producers hit by the Indian import ban, which has not affected frozen food.”

The Totapuri is a medium to large sized fruit with medium to firm flesh and a sweet flavour. The fruit is peeled and prepared in India prior to freezing and shipping, preventing the risk of ‘non-European’ fruit fly infestation and making it immune to the ban.

“As well as helping to meet demand during the ban, frozen mango can also boost a producer’s environmental credentials as only the flesh is transported, meaning less waste and enabling a faster turnaround of the fruit on site,” said Slater.


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