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Dehydrated fruits, the export product with high potential

Globally, the trend towards healthy and natural foods, due to increased health awareness and the fight against obesity, will lead to a boom in the demand for dehydrated fruits.

Dehydrated fruit consumption is expected to reach 4 million tonnes in 2020. The Global Industry Analysts (GIA) estimate ranks dehydrated fruits as a high potential export product.

For example, Peru, which produces 1,600 million tons of fruit, has its losses estimated at 160,000 tons for lack of added value. These volumes could easily be transformed into dehydrated fruits and exported to high-demand markets such as the United States, Germany, Russia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The most consumed dehydrated fruits are: pineapple, mango, peach and berries.

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