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Thai mangosteens a gigantic hit in Taiwan

By The Nation

 

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It’s the sweet smell of success for Thai fruit exporters: Thai mangosteens have become an instant hit among Taiwanese consumers after the fruit went on sale there for the first time in 15 years, Department of Agriculture director-general Surmsuk Salakpetch said.

 

“The Taiwanese press reported that consumers queued up to buy mangosteen from Thailand,” she said. “The first lot of 980 kilogrammes was sold out in only 30 minutes.”

 

Each box of four mangosteens was sold at Bt200, Surmsuk added.

 

“The unexpected positive response has proved a good opportunity for Thai exporters,” she said. “Since September 5, Thai entrepreneurs have exported 100,533kg of mangosteens to Taiwan, worth more than Bt20 million.”

 

According to the director-general, Taiwan’s import standards require Thai mangosteens to undergo a steam treatment for decontamination and eradication of fruit flies – the latter being the reason why Taiwan had been rejecting fruits from Thailand for the past 15 years.

 

“We have developed a technique to treat mangosteens at 46 degrees Celsius for 58 minutes, which is the optimal temperature and time so the taste of the fruits is not ruined, while meeting the requirements of the Taiwan Plant and Animal Disease Prevention and Quarantine Office,” said Surmsuk.

 

“I am glad that although Taiwanese people haven’t been able to enjoy Thai mangosteens for 15 years, they still remember the exquisite taste of this ‘queen of fruit’,” she said. “This makes me confident that there’s a bright future ahead for Thai fruit exporters, who are aiming to capture the Taiwanese market.”

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376605

 

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980kg in 30 minutes. Ok, the mangosteens are good, but that's a tiny lot to draw conclusions from.

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Recent years i only see tiny mangosteens on the thai markets. The big ones already went overseas. 

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Civics, volunteer military, universal suffrage and freedom of the press can be gleaned from the rogue province as well, not just a few bob for some bits of fruit.  Hope it is good news for the poor Thai farmer.

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It is not very clever to do this kind of article;
now the Thai farmers are going to rush on the plantation of mangosteens and in a few years the market will be flooded with mangosteen fruits;
prices are going to collapse, as is the case for rubber, rice, various fish, and sheepish farmers are going to cry to the government for money because they can no longer sell anything.

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

Thai mangosteens a gigantic hit in Taiwan

of course they would be …. they're from Thailand  

 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, steven100 said:

of course they would be …. they're from Thailand 

So are fried grasshoppers and other bugs.   They do not sell those overseas as much. 

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16 hours ago, fruitman said:

Recent years i only see tiny mangosteens on the thai markets. The big ones already went overseas. 

Really? Come on down with me to the Phra Khanong Market and check out the fatties there. So you must be mistaken, or going to the wrong market.

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8 hours ago, Nyezhov said:

Really? Come on down with me to the Phra Khanong Market and check out the fatties there. So you must be mistaken, or going to the wrong market.

The only big mangosteens i know of are sold at the or-tor-kor market where they always like to cheat me. 

 

For the rest i only see small ones on the markets and you have to be early because the locals are selecting the best ones.

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2 minutes ago, fruitman said:

The only big mangosteens i know of are sold at the or-tor-kor market where they always like to cheat me. 

well there are plenty more markets in town. Explore!

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On 9/23/2019 at 3:37 PM, webfact said:

Since September 5, Thai entrepreneurs have exported 100,533kg of mangosteens to Taiwan, worth more than Bt20 million.”

 

On 9/23/2019 at 4:37 PM, DrTuner said:

980kg in 30 minutes. Ok, the mangosteens are good, but that's a tiny lot to draw conclusions from.

 

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8 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

well there are plenty more markets in town. Explore!

Hence my nickname, i know almost ANY fruitmarket in BKK. Not at phra kanong though. The or-tor-kor has mangosteens all year around though, also durian. 

 

There's a rumour that the Indonesian pointy mangosteens are bigger, better and more healthy...i tried those as well but to me they taste and look exactly the same, the indo ones are pointy though, the thai ones are round.

 

There are many many more mangosteen varieties though, the thai should grow them as well. I'm sure the chinese would love to buy the other varieties as well.

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