Peru organic products showcased in Germany

(Andina) - Over 100 Peruvian businessmen convene at Biofach 2017 —the world's leading trade fair for Organic Food taking place on 15-18 February in Nuremberg (Germany)— to promote products like quinoa, maca and sacha inchi, as well as exhibit new exportable potentialities.

During the opening ceremony of the Peru stall, Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade Edgar Vasquez said Biofach has a big impact on participating small and medium-sized enterprises, which hold certifications required by the European market, such as Fairtrade and organic certification.

For this edition, Peru will launch new products like a bar of chocolate from Piura, Cusco and San Martin regions; sacha inchi protein powder; nuts and fruits powder; cake premixes; organic purple corn snacks; maca and quinoa crisps; as well as organic fruit purees for babies and organic cocoa honey.

The Peruvian delegation expects to generate US$65 million in business deals.

Peruvian organic food exports totaled US$380 million in 2016, with an average growth rate of 19.6% over the last five years.

The principal products are bananas, cocoa, quinoa, coffee and ginger. Chia, aguaymanto, ginger and camu camu stood out among the most dynamic.

Jared Snow