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FRESH FRUITS – FOR A FRUITFUL EXISTENCE
It is said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. It could be added that a bowl of fruits could keep almost any illness at bay. Filled with proteins, vitamins, minerals and Natural Sugar, fruits are Nature’s prescription for preventive health. Nutrients in fruits help guard against disease, and can lower incidence of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. Most fruits have water and fiber in them, which helps keep the digestive tract clean and weight under control.
India is the second largest global producer of fruits, ranking after China. According to a Handbook published by Oxford University Press, Grapes occupy the premier position in Fruit Exports with 107.3 thousand tonnes valued at Rs 1,086 crore in 2014-15. Other fruits which attained significant position in exports were banana and mango, as per the handbook. The major fruit producing states are Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Gujarat.
Within these States, small towns and districts account for a major share of the fruits production and Fruits Wholesale, as per 2012-13 figures. Fruit Suppliers and growers are located in Chittoor and Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, Baramula in Jammu and Kashmir, Nalgonda in Telangana, Sagar and Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh, Darjeeling in West Bengal, and Pune, Aurangabad, Jalgaon and Sangli in Maharashtra.
India is home to almost every type of fruit variety, which includes Mango, Apple, Orange, Sweet Lime, Lemon, Custard Apple, Banana, Grapes, Papaya, Kiwi, Muskmelon, Raspberry, Strawberry, Lychee, Guava, Pomegranate, Passion Fruit, Peach, Pineapple, Apricot, Avocado, Cherry and Pear, and Exotic Fruits such as Dragon Fruit, Rambutan, Indian Mulberry, Pomelo and Carombala. However, Banana, Mango, Citrus, Papaya, Guava and Grape account for major share of total fruit production across India.
An interesting aspect of fruit cultivation is the association of certain varieties with specific cities or regions. For example, Kotgarh of Himachal Pradesh is known as the Apple Bowl of India, Nashik district as the Grape Capital, Muzaffarpur as the Lychee Kingdom of India, Nagpur as India’s Orange City, Ratnagiri is known for Alphonso Mangoes and Punjab for Pears.
Currently, the Tammy Trade e-marketplace lists more than 15 varieties of fruit, sourced from various locations across the country. Buyers wanting to make a bulk purchase may place the order online, and if required, request for third party quality checks prior to shipment. Fruits being perishable in nature, they can avail the option of insurance through third party providers enlisted by Tammy Trade and also arrange for swift dispatch of shipment through our referral network of logistics providers. Log on and register as a Verified Seller or Genuine Buyer, and get set for a fruitful Deal!