The UN General Assembly designated 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables to raise awareness on the important role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, food security and health.
In Mauritius, the offer of fruits and vegetables has evolved a lot during the recent years to move towards value-added products.
The increasing demand for fresh fruits and vegetables shapes the new trend for quality and healthy food with consumers more and more concerned of what they eat and how fruits and vegetables are grown. Consumers trust brands such as “Jardins de Medine” launched in 2012 and which offers today a varied range of fruits and vegetables including lychees, potatoes, mangoes, onions, arouilles, leeks, pitayas, carrots, peppers, pomme d’amour, tomatoes, pumpkins, herbs, papayas, bananas, lettuce, jujubes and cherry tomatoes.
Medine, with its brand “Jardins de Medine” is a pioneer in sustainable agriculture in Mauritius with a comprehensive set of sanitary measures which is implemented throughout the entire production line in accordance with current health standards. The production unit is HACCP certified since 2011; this standard provides food safety assurance through very strict hygiene measures and controls.
Business Magazine’s latest edition focusses on the import and local production of fruits and vegetables in Mauritius with as one the main speakers, Didier Charoux, Managing Director of the Agriculture department of Medine.