Fresh dragon fruit is a delicacy that grows in hot climates and has been grown in Vietnam for centuries. It has a wonderful sweet flavor with a velvety texture. The color of the fruit is often red or yellow but it also comes in orange, green, purple and white. It has also been used as a remedy for diarrhea and indigestion. It has very high vitamin C content (more than 7 times the RDA) and is a good source of fiber, potassium, and B vitamins. It also contains many other phytonutrients such as limonoids, citrulins, and bioflavonoids. These compounds give dragon fruit its unique flavor and color. Today it is very popular in Southeast Asia and the Far East and is used as a snack or dessert fruit.
1. Types of dragon fruits
There are two main types of dragon fruit: The Dura type which has a thick skin and a fibrous pulp. It has a long shelf life and can be stored at room temperature. This type of dragon fruit usually has a thinner skin and a softer flesh than the Semidura type. The Semidura type has a thick skin and a hard flesh. It has a shorter shelf life than the Dura type and should be refrigerated. Both types of dragon fruit can be found in markets throughout Vietnam.
2. Reasons for importing fresh dragon fruit from Vietnam
Vietnam is one of the top 10 exporters of fresh dragon fruit worldwide. Vietnam produces more dragon fruit than anywhere else in the world. In fact, in 2005, U.S. consumers spent more than $20 million on fresh dragon fruit imported from Vietnam. Vietnam’s dragon fruit production has been growing by 10-15% annually for the past ten years. Fresh dragon fruit is available year round in both Vietnam.
One more reason why you should consider importing fresh dragon fruit from Vietnam is people buy fresh fruit and vegetables from abroad is because they are cheaper than buying the same product in their home country. This is especially true as dragon fruit is grown mainly in tropical regions.
Applying technology and modern farming in Vietnam nowadays are more and more popular to meet with high demand from importers all over world.
3. How to find supplier for best quality of dragon fruit in Vietnam
We would like to reveal exactly how you can get the lowest prices on high-quality fresh dragon fruit in bulk. You see, many of the low-priced fresh fruits sold in the markets are not really fresh. They are usually picked unripe and then shipped everywhere in the world to be sold at a much higher price. On the other hand, most of the fruits and vegetables sold in the higher-priced markets are really fresh. This means you save money by buying from a reputable supplier who sells truly fresh fruits. But how do you know if a supplier is reputable? What makes some suppliers more reliable than others? There are five important factors you should look for when you are trying to buy from the most reliable supplier possible.
a) Find out what the competition is: for example by simply walking down any aisle in any big chain store, you will be able to get an accurate idea of what all those other stores are offering for sale
b) Reputation: If you do find a supplier that has a good reputation, then you know that they have been selling for a long time and have been getting good feedback from customers.
c) Experience: Get them on the phone or send an email and ask them a few questions about the product.
d) Supply capacity: Can they supply you with the product in bulk? Shipping: Can they ship the product to you? Price: What is the price for the product? Can you negotiate? Quality: Is the product of good quality?
e) Qualifications and certifications: There are many certifications for agricultural products and farms such as GlobalGap, FDA certified, ISO, HACCP standards which make sure the supplier is the good one.
4. We can supply high quality fresh dragon fruit with minimum of your own effort
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You can choose a supplier that has all the above-mentioned five characteristics and ask them to provide you with the highest quality product they have. This will probably cost you a little more. Or you just simply send us an enquiry for the best fresh dragon fruits. We are local, we know it inside out and we always keep up with international standards in supplying agricultural products. We also provide you the best solution to ship those fresh dragon fruits to your country.