PH exports Davao durian to Aussie market

The Philippines exported its first frozen durian products from Davao to Australia, the Department of Trade and Industry said.

The shipment arrived at the Port of Melbourne on March 2.The durian products were imported by Aus Asia Produce, an importer and distributor of exotic tropical fruits, Asian vegetables, and other products for the Australian market.

Two varieties of durian were included in the initial shipment —Puyat and Duyaya.Aus Asia director Thanh Truong said, “Puyat is sweet with a hint of ‘bitterness’ as desired flavor amongst new generation durian connoisseurs. Whilst Duyaya has the most flesh of any durian I have ever seen in my life, and I’ve eaten many before and this is even more meaty.”

Philippine Ambassador to Australia Hellen De La Vega said the shipment of the durian products to the land down under is a breakthrough and it could be expanded to other fruits and vegetables exports from Mindanao.

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