Kiwi export in domestic and foreign markets has created employment and brought in a lot of currency to the exporting countries. Every year, more than 180 thousand tons of kiwi are harvested from the orchards. Most of these kiwis are exported to Azerbaijan, Russia, Georgia, India and Persian Gulf countries. Many countries are producing and exporting this product. But quality kiwis must be produced in humid weather conditions, so choosing and buying kiwis from a good producer is very important and challenging. In this article, we are going to introduce you the best producer and exporter of kiwi.
what is kiwi ?
Kiwi fruit is a small and dark fruit with green or yellow flesh and tiny black seeds. It is native to China but is now grown in various countries around the world. Kiwi fruit is known for its sweet and slightly spicy taste. It is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, dietary fiber and other essential nutrients.
The classification of different types of kiwifruit, that are exported all over the world, is based on two features:
– Appearance of kiwifruit
-Color and flavor of kiwifruit
Kiwifruit is classified into 2 groups based on its appearance:
– Oval kiwifruit
– Double kiwifruit
Color and flavor
Kiwifruit is classified into 4 groups based on its color and flavor:
– Green kiwifruit
– Yellow kiwifruit (Golden kiwifruit)
– Red kiwifruit (purple kiwifruit)
Although there are various cultivars of kiwifruit for export, the best-seller export cultivar in the world, and the best one, is ‘Hayward’. The highest volume of export is reported for kiwifruit which weighs 70g and above. Such kiwifruit, in various packages, are exported from the north of Iran to countries such as Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, India, Spain, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Qatar, Emirates, Kuwait…
Benefits of kiwifruit
Kiwi, like other fruits, has many benefits and properties, some of which are mentioned below:
- It is rich in calcium and potassium
- Rich in iron, phosphorus and copper
- Prevents stomach swelling
- Increases the health of skin and hair
- Improves the immune system
- Prevents constipation
- Reduces blood cholesterol
- Improves the function of the digestive system
- Rich in vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin E
Contains vitamin A and group B vitamins, and its black seeds contain vitamin D
- Kiwi has a lot of fiber and that is why it is a laxative. Being a laxative is one of its most important properties
- Kiwi, due to its high magnesium content, reduces the risk of certain cancers and heart diseases.
- It is one of the very low-calorie fruits, it provides 47 calories per 100 grams. Its calorie content is similar to some fruits such as apricots and tangerines.• The amount of vitamin C in kiwi is twice that of oranges and six times that of limes, and its nutritional content is eight times that of apples.
It is interesting to know that kiwi belongs to the category of fully edible fruits – the green flesh, black seeds and even the skin are edible. However, many kiwi lovers prefer to eat the fruit without the skin. Another attractive feature of kiwi is its good calories and low fat, which, in addition to its excellent taste, can make kiwi a constant presence on the shopping list of households. The very high content of vitamin C along with other minerals has made kiwi known as one of the most nutritious fruits and rich in antioxidants useful for the body. Most vitamin E is found in the skin of kiwi, so it is recommended that if you are not allergic to kiwi and its skin, wash the fruit well and eat it without the skin.
The best exporter kiwi fruits
More than four million tons of kiwi are produced in the world every year. China is the largest producer of this product with an annual production of two million and 230 thousand tons. New Zealand with 624 thousand tons and Italy with 521 thousand tons are the second and third producers of kiwi, respectively. Iran is also the fifth producer of kiwi in the world with an annual production of 3 thousand tons .
Iran, with a production volume of over 300,000 tons of kiwifruit, has managed to position itself as one of the top producers and exporters of kiwifruit globally. Additionally, the country holds approximately an 8% share of the world’s total kiwifruit production, a number that is steadily increasing. One of the primary reasons for the successful export of Iranian kiwifruit is its high quality, suitable sugar content, and standardized packaging. Iranian kiwifruit is mainly exported to countries such as Russia, India, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Tajikistan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, and some European countries. Moreover, countries like Russia and Azerbaijan consistently remain prominent buyers of Iranian kiwifruit. The weight of an exported Iranian kiwifruit typically ranges from 70 to 120 grams. This is why Turkish traders procure it from Iranian exporters and, after importing, re-export it to European countries under their own brand.
Kiwi is cultivated in the three provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan on the shores of the Caspian Sea, and its cultivation area increases every year. Mazandaran province (Tenkabon and Nishtarud) with its annual production of more than 110 thousand tons of kiwi, became known as the pole of production of this fruit in Iran. Gilan province (Tales and suburbs) with an annual production of more than 70,000 tons of kiwi was recognized as the second producer of this product. From two thousand two hundred and fifty thousand hectares of cultivated gardens, 63 thousand tons of Golden Hayward Kiwi were harvested
Important characteristics of Iranian Hayward Kiwi
- Long shelf life
- Clear skin (without fruit waxing) with high nutrients and benefits.
- Iranian kiwi has a good taste, excellent quality (equal to other competitors).
- Iranian kiwi is free from quarantine pests
- Preservatives, gibberellin and auxin hormones, etc.
- The production and harvest of Iranian kiwi is earlier than other competitors
Buy kiwi from the best producer and exporter
If you are also looking to find the best kiwi exporter, we suggest you to choose Iranian producers and exporters. One of the best and highest quality Iranian kiwis is produced by Damonherbs and exported to other countries. If you also intend to buy Iranian Hayward Kiwi, you can contact Damonherbs expert advisors .