Egypt takes the top spot in orange export rankings
Currency devaluation, improved quality, and surge in Chinese demand lift Egypt into number one position
Egypt has become the world’s largest exporter of oranges by volume, surpassing rivals Spain and South Africa, though these two countries still make much more in revenue from their orange exports.
According to a new report from Tridge, Egypt exported almost 1.8m tonnes of oranges in 2019/20, an increase of 9 per cent compared with the previous year, generating a revenue of US$660m.
The dramatic rise in exports over the past three
Study reveals new health benefits for grapes
Grape consumption benefits the gut microbiome and cholesterol metabolism
A new clinical study published in the scientific journal Nutrients has found that consuming grapes significantly increases the diversity of bacteria in the gut which is considered essential to good health.
Additionally, consuming grapes was shown to significantly decrease cholesterol levels, as well as bile acids which play an integral role in cholesterol metabolism. The findings suggest a promising new role for grapes in gut health and reinforce the benefits of grapes