Monday, June 04, 2012
Havana.- The province of Santiago de Cuba, in the eastern area of the country, is increasing fruit processing thanks to the increase in fruit production volumes.
The sector is facing the delivery of substantial amounts of fruits like mango, mammee and tamarind; some of them processed for pulp to be used in the production of ice cream and jam.
According to authorities from the agricultural sector, 500 mango tons were harvested from January to April and 100 tons were processed for the production of canned fruit.
The province is expected to process 6,350 tons of mango in its industry, as well as the harvesting of 60 tons of tamarind, 70 tons of pineapple and close to 120 tons of papaya.
These fruits are options for the preparation of refreshments, marmalades, jams and juices that are commercialized through agricultural markets or specialized ones.