An opportunity to export Peruvian cassava

Published May 20, 2024

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Cassava, a gluten-free tropical root, is gaining popularity in Europe due to its culinary versatility and health benefits. Peruvian exports of fresh, frozen, and processed cassava reached 5,771 tons in 2022, primarily to Chile and Bolivia. With 23 varieties and the potential to become a significant supplier, Peru plans to increase productivity and competition by implementing advanced technologies and shifting from illegal coca cultivation. Additionally, the article suggests national policies should encourage cassava cultivation to promote economic growth, environmental sustainability, and reduce drug trafficking. Furthermore, it emphasizes the importance of exploring other value-added products like bioethanol and starch to enhance the economic benefits of cassava.
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Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is emerging as one of the new food products that are setting trends in Europe, representing a promising opportunity for national producers of this tropical root. According to FreshFruit, in 2022, Peru exported 5,771 tons of fresh cassava (93%), frozen and processed, worth US$ 1.9 million, mainly to Chile and Bolivia. Ideal food for people intolerant to gluten The growing popularity of cassava is due in part to its culinary versatility and health benefits. In addition to conquering the palates of those who seek to explore new flavors, cassava stands out as an ideal food for people with celiac disease, since it does not contain gluten, a protein present in many cereals such as wheat, barley, and rye. In addition, it can be combined with wheat flour to improve the preparation of breads or used as a flour substitute in various recipes. This tropical root is rich in nutrients, being an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and ...
Source: AgroPeru
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