South Korea: Yeongdong dried persimmon goes to the US; expansion of exports to 4 countries

Published Apr 18, 2023

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(Yeongdong = Yonhap News) Reporter Park Byeong-gi = Dried persimmons produced in Yeongdong, Chungcheongbuk-do are exported to the United States.

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Yeongdong-gun announced that the Sinnong Farming Association (CEO Jung Hye-sook) in Shenzhen-myeon pioneered the US market and shipped 4.7 tons of exports on the 17th. The overseas expansion of dried persimmons in this region is the fourth after Vietnam in 2016, Hong Kong in 2018, and Australia in 2020. This area, which is a special persimmon industry zone, is located at the foot of the Sobaek Mountains. Due to its geographical characteristics, the temperature difference between day and night is large and there is plenty of sunlight, making dried persimmons sweet and chewy. As of last year, 1,989 farms produced 2,535 tons of dried persimmons. An official from Yeongdong-gun said, "As sweet dried ...
Source: Yna
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