Peru will be guest of honor at the next edition of Biofach, the world's most important fair specializing in organic products, which will take place on February 13-16 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany, the Peruvian Export and Tourism Promotion Board – PROMPERÚ reported.
"Naming Peru as guest of honor at Biofach is a great privilege, but also a great opportunity to demonstrate at this international showcase that we are an excellent supplier of functional and organic products. In addition, we will be able to promote the Super Food Peru industry brand, a strategy that goes hand in hand with the worldwide fashion for healthy living, by buying products that have health benefits. It will undoubtedly be a new challenge for the industry, in which Peruvian business associations and public institutions will join forces to raise our country's profile", explained Luis Torres Paz, director of Export Promotion at PROMPERÚ.
At Biofach 2018 the participating Peruvian delegation included 117 exporters, who held 445 meetings with current clients and made over 1,200 new contacts.
Some of the Peruvian super foods that were in highest demand were quinoa, maca, chestnuts and cacao-derived products; which were presented alongside products such as sacha inchi, avocado and Brazil nut oil.
There was also a major presence of chia, cañihua, amaranto, lúcuma, kion ginger, avocados, bananas, passion fruit, granulated cane sugar, maca, yacón and aguaymanto meal, carob and camu camu.
Some of the products presented for the first time at this fair were the Haden mango, huanarpo macho, camu camu chocolate topping and ready-to-eat quinoa mixes.
The 2018 fair gathered together 3,218 exhibitors from 93 countries, generating 50,000 visits from professionals in 134 countries.
The Peruvian involvement was spearheaded by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism and PROMPERÚ, with the support of Peru’s Foreign Trade Office (OCEX) in Hamburg and the Peruvian Embassy in Germany.