Fruit

Brazil is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, with an incredible variety of native fruits rarely seen elsewhere on the planet: açaí, umbu, guava, cerrado pear, and mapati are just a few of them.

News about Fruit

12/14/2022

“Cupulate”: Brazilian farmers find a different ingredient for chocolate

The biodiversity of the Amazon inspires Brazilian creativity. The latest discovery was “cupulate,” a type of chocolate in which cocoa seeds are replaced by cupuaçu seeds, a typical fruit from northern Brazil. Both cocoa and cupuaçu belong to the same plant genus, which favors the adaptation of techniques. However, the result is different from traditional […]

09/12/2022

Innovative Brazilian Farmers are committed to blueberry cultivation

The entrepreneurship of Brazilian farmers has increased the production of a fruit that is still little known nationally, but that is on the tables of many people around the world. We are talking about blueberry (“mirtilo” in Brazil), a berry full of vitamins, which is typical of the Northern Hemisphere, but with adaptations, has been […]

09/09/2022

Find out about the Amazon products that are grown sustainably

The Amazon is one of the greatest natural assets of Brazil and the world. The Amazon rainforest is rich in biodiversity and is crucial for Brazil to achieve climate neutrality, impacting the world. Preserving the Amazon biome and respecting its biodiversity also means valuing products aligned with forest conservation. Last month, APEX-Brasil (the Brazilian Exportation Promoting Agency) […]

09/01/2022

Fruit & Juices

Brazil is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, with an incredible variety of native fruits rarely seen elsewhere on the planet: açaí, umbu, guava, cerrado pear, and mapati are just a few of them.  The Brazilian Farmers also supply better-known and much-loved exotic fruits, such as pineapple, papaya, mango, avocado, coconut, bananas, […]

08/24/2022

The Brazilian fruit sector

Brazil is the world’s third largest fruit producer. More information about the Brazilian fruit sector, including data about exports, production and sustainability programmes is available here.

08/22/2022

The overcoming of Maria das Graças in strawberry crops

“It’s not because I’m in a wheelchair today that I have to settle down. So, I’m enjoying it while I can.” This is the story of strawberry producer Maria das Graças Silva Firme, from Brazlândia, Federal District, in midwestern Brazil. The paraplegic condition acquired more than 10 years ago, after she had two strokes and […]

06/10/2022

Coconut: the superfood for all seasons

Coconut is a fruit that reminds us of summer, the sun, and beaches. But in addition to being delicious and super refreshing, it brings numerous health benefits, in so many versions. That’s why its consumption should not be restricted to just one season! The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the palm tree […]

05/16/2022

Learn more about the diversity of Brazilian watermelons

Healthy and delicious, watermelon is a superfood that surprises and delights people. The health benefits go further than its juicy hydration. The fruit contains vitamin A and vitamin C. It is usually eaten raw, and its rind is sometimes preserved as a pickle. This succulent fruit and vine-like plant of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae) is […]

05/04/2022

Brazilian fruit farming: diversity and sustainability to feed Brazil and the world

A testament to the country’s rich biodiversity and culture, Brazilian fruit farming is based on three pillars of sustainability (environmental, economic, and social), preserving biodiversity, creating jobs and promoting regional development. Favourable climate and soil conditions allow Brazil to enjoy a great variety of fruit all year round, ranging from oranges, bananas, melons and mangos, […]

04/27/2022

Brazilian tropical flavor in a bite

One of the world’s top fruit and sugar cane exporters, Brazil has a long and respectable tradition of satisfying the most avid ones for sweets. Tropical fruits bring vibrancy, passion, and intense flavors to the sweeter side of our cuisine. The diversity of sweets expanded during the colonial period (1500-1822) in line with the growth […]

04/04/2022

Brazilian grapes are ready to conquer the world

With each passing day, Brazilian grapes are reaching new markets and gaining more and more appreciation worldwide. At a crop value of US$ 155.9 million in 2021, growers shipped more than 76.6 thousand tons of the fruit abroad, an increase of 55.6%. This continuous growth is due to the significant expansion process which began in […]

03/29/2022

Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 10.5 billion in February

Brazilian agribusiness continues on a positive growth trend. In February, exports hit US$ 10.5 billion, which represents a 65.8% increase compared to the same period in 2021. This result means a surplus of US$ 9.3 billion in the agricultural trade balance. The main product in our agribusiness export line in that month was soybean, with […]

03/21/2022

Innovation improves fruit production in central Brazil

Brazilian rural entrepreneurs are not afraid of innovation. Whilst some people may think that new ideas must come with expensive gadgets, sometimes the solutions to farm issues are quite simple. In Brazil, they come with proper training, creativity, and shared knowledge. This was the perfect mix to change the reality of some families in central […]

02/24/2022

Learn more about acerola, the Brazilian queen of vitamin C

When you think about vitamin C, what first comes to your mind? Vitamin supplements? Citric fruits? Both answers are correct but in Brazil, the acerola fruit is one of the main references. To get the supply people need to boost their immune system, it is common to see acerola trees in Brazilian backyards. Acerola’s popularity […]

02/07/2022

Mango: 7 varieties of a tropical global passion

Brazilian fruit exports hit a historical record in 2021. The Brazilian farmers sent 1.2 million tons of fruit to the world. Among this impressive result, there is a global passion. Last year, mango was the Brazilian most exported fruit, with 272.5 thousand tons shipped worldwide. Brazilian mangoes are already famous for their flavor, texture, and […]