Driving factors such as the demand for fiber-rich foods, consumer preference for natural food additives, and health consciousness contribute to the accelerating growth of the dried fruit ingredients market. Dried fruit ingredients are highly consumed in the European region, expected to account for around Increased market penetration in developing and developed economies makes the dried fruit ingredients market a highly competitive one, thereby resulting in consistent launch and expansion of products by the key market players of dried fruit ingredients.
Etymology[ edit ] The name coconut derives from seafarers during the 16th and 17th century for its resemblance to a head. One of the earliest mentions of the coconut dates back to the " One Thousand and One Nights " story of Sinbad the Sailor ; he is known to have bought and sold coconut during his fifth voyage.
He explained how at Guam "they eat coconuts" "mangiano cochi" and that the natives there also "anoint the body and the hair with coconut and beniseed oil" "ongieno el corpo et li capili co oleo de cocho et de giongioli". For example, the Polynesian and Melanesian term niu and the Tagalog and Chamorro term niyog is said to be based on the Malay word nyiur or nyior.
Cook was one of the earliest modern researchers to draw conclusions about the location of origin of Cocos nucifera based on its current-day worldwide distribution.
Thor Heyerdahl later used this as one part of his hypothesis to support his theory that the Pacific Islanders originated as two migration streams from the Canadian Pacific coast themselves recent migrants from Asia to Hawaiiand on to Tahiti and New Zealand in a series of hops, and another migration from South America via sailing balsa -wood rafts.
Sincethe work on tracing the probable origin and dispersal of Cocos nucifera  has only recently been augmented by a publication on the germination rate of the coconut seednut  and another on the importance of the coral atoll ecosystem. Coconuts are generally classified into two general types: Botanicallythe coconut fruit is a drupenot a true nut.
The exocarp and mesocarp make up the "husk" of the coconuts. Coconuts sold in the shops of nontropical countries often have had the exocarp outermost layer removed.
The mesocarp is composed of a fibercalled coir, which has many traditional and commercial uses. The shell has three germination pores micropyles or "eyes" that are clearly visible on its outside surface once the husk is removed. A full-sized coconut weighs about 1.
It takes around 6, full-grown coconuts to produce one tonne of copra. Only a few of the roots penetrate deep into the soil for stability. This type of root system is known as fibrous or adventitious, and is a characteristic of grass species. Other types of large trees produce a single downward-growing tap root with a number of feeder roots growing from it.
Coconut palms continue to produce roots from the base of the stem throughout their lives. The number of roots produced depends on the age of the tree and the environment, with more than 3, roots possible on a tree that is 60 to 70 years old.
Inflorescence[ edit ] The palm produces both the female and male flowers on the same inflorescence ; thus, the palm is monoecious.
Coconut palms are believed to be largely cross- pollinatedalthough some[ which? Domestication[ edit ] Coconut plantation in India Coconuts could not reach inland locations without human intervention to carry seednuts, plant seedlings, etc.
Human cultivation of the coconut selected, not for larger size, but for thinner husks and increased volume of endosperm, the solid "meat" or liquid "water" that provides the fruit its food value. The first coconuts were of the niu kafa type, with thick husks to protect the seed, an angular, highly ridged shape to promote buoyancy during ocean dispersal, and a pointed base that allowed fruits to dig into the sand, preventing them from being washed away during germination on a new island.
As early human communities began to harvest coconuts for eating and planting, they perhaps unintentionally [ citation needed ] selected for a larger endosperm-to-husk ratio and a broader, spherical base, which rendered the fruit useful as a cup or bowl, thus creating the niu vai type.
The decreased buoyancy and increased fragility of this spherical, thin-husked fruit would not matter for a species that had started to be dispersed by humans and grown in plantations. The dwarf subspecies is thought to have mutated from the tall group under human selection pressure.According to “India Pet Food Market By Pet Type, By Food Type, By Point of Sales, By Region and Leading City, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, - ”, the market for pet food in India holds a lot of promise for the grupobittia.com: € There is huge international demand for dried mushroom and the farmers gets a farm gate price of around Rs per kg for dried oyster mushroom.
There are exporters in the market who are willing to supply the spawn (seed material) and also buy the dried mushrooms. The INC is the International source for information on nuts and dried fruits for Health, Nutrition, Food Safety, regulations and quality standards. International Nut and Dried Fruit Council.
Carrer de la Fruita Seca, 4 - Polígon Tecnoparc - REUS Spain +34 [email protected] the entire EU so that fruit and vegetables legally imported and distributed in one member country fresh or dried from to and* - CHERRIES - CRANBERRIES check the FAS website and organics report. The report will be published mid-February 4.
Certificate Phytosanitary certificate. The organic fruit market is expected to show the biggest growth, with interest in organic tropical fruits expected to be the biggest impetus for the overall growth of the fruit segment.
Consumers are interested in health, convenience and new products. In Asia Pacific region, India dominated the dried fruit market owing to the festival and gifting culture in India.
In North America, the booming retail market is adding fuel to the market growth due to increasing acceptance of packaged food containing nutritional ingredients.