Mangoes are about 50% of the total tropical fruits grown worldwide. Since 1990, the market for mango pulp grew exponentially which is expected to continue. India is the leader among major mango growers with widely recognized variety of mangoes (primarily Alphonso, Totapuri and Kesar) being used in the manufacturing of pulp.
India accounts for contributing approximately 67 percent of the total world export when it comes to processed mango product. That is almost half of the world production of mangoes. The bulk of this share goes to Middle East followed by Southeast Asia and North America.
Mango pulp is used as a major food ingredient in the making of mango juice, nectars, juice blends, dairy, bakery, baby food manufacturing, ice-creams etc. However, in recent years the popularity of mango has spread to the western markets with consumers showing interest in the taste. The US juice industry and fresh market has shown consistent interest in both fresh mango and its processed products. The US juice industry has been making more and more use of mango pulp in its orange juice blends.
The popularity for mango in the US market can be attributed to two reasons. Firstly, mango is new for the US consumers, who have begun to develop a taste for it. Secondly, the US orange juice industry has been blending mango pulp for it natural sweet content that balances the acidity in orange juice. The most widely consumed fruit juice in the US is orange. And because of this widespread popularity of orange juice, its annual demand crosses approximately 500,000 MT. If one goes by the estimates, then the demand for the mango pulp used in this blending process in the coming years will only going to increase.
Sun Impex, the sister concern of Shimla Hills is participating at Food & Hotel Myanmar 2014. Agriculture has been pivotal in accelerating the growth of Myanmar’s economy which has grown immensely in the past decade. More than 70% of its population rely on agriculture for their livelihood. This has made Myanmar a food surplus country in basic food items.
Myanmar’s agricultural produce is close to 55-60 million tonnes per year. This makes them second largest exporter of peas, pulses, dry beans and lentils, and also exports fish and seafood. The event therefore brings forward a wonderful opportunity forward.
There will more than 250 companies, 29 participating countries, 6 international pavilions and numerous thought-provoking features at the exhibition. Myanmar Culinary Arts Competition (MCAC), Myanmar National Barista Championship (MNBC) and AHRA-ASEAN Bartenders’ Competition 2014 are all part of this show.
But what makes this show even more significant is its reach in the two most important regions of Asia – South East Asia and South Asia. Apart from this, powerful economies – China, India and the five ASEAN countries (Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.) are brought under one roof at this event.
The event promotes immense knowledge gain and whole new experience. Our team is all set to be part of this event and we wish them great success for Food & Hotel Myanmar 2014.