Peru will present a selection of the world’s top superfoods from their country at the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC from June 25-27. 24 Peruvian exporters will be featured in Peru's pavilion, highlighting its abundance of nutrient-packed, sustainably farmed superfoods.
Organized by the Trade Commission of Peru in New York and PromPeru, this South American country has been a mainstay at the Fancy Food Show for nearly two decades. This year, as part of the “SuperFoods Peru” global campaign, the pavilion's gourmet offerings will feature a variety of ready-to-eat products and fine dining foods as well as many high quality ingredients for the food service industry and manufacturers.
"Peru has an incredible diversity of natural and healthy foods, which we export fresh, frozen and prepared with minimal processing," says Conrado Falco, Director of the Trade Commission of Peru in New York. "And with the increasing focus on staying healthy, we want to make sure people know all that Peru has to offer and how to make meals using these ingredients, both for the home cook and the professional chef."
The companies exhibiting in the Peru pavilion will shine a spotlight on the many high quality vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes and seafood that Peru exports all year round, which are also part of the foundation for healthy eating.
In 2016, the USA imported close to $2 billion in agricultural products from Peru (part of the almost $8 billion Peru exports yearly in food-related products), including some of its most exclusive, indigenous superfoods:
1.- Sacha inchi, a large ancient seed packed with with omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. It’s also fast becoming the “it” superfood.
2.- Maca, a great source of calcium and phosphorus for healthy bones
3.-Protein-packed quinoa, which is one of only 21 crops most resistant to climate change (and is a core superfood ingredient in many popular foods found in the USA, including cereals and energy bars).
Surprising to some, potatoes are originally from Peru, with over 4,000 varietals. Other global foods, like tomatoes, peanuts, lima beans, multiple types of corns as well as avocado and cacao, all have their DNA roots in Peru.
A few of Peru's largest annual exports to the world include:
Mineral and antioxidant-rich grapes ($660 million) and blueberries ($242 million).
High-fiber asparagus, which thrives in Peru's incredibly fertile soils ($541 million).
Ever-popular avocados, high in healthy fats ($397 million).
Mangoes loaded with vitamins A and C ($200 million).
Peru is the number one provider of artichokes to the USA. Peru is also home to a wide array of organic foods, such as coffee, bananas, cacao and clementines, exporting these products to the USA and around the world.
Peruvian companies are widely recognized for their social and environmental responsibility. They take care of the local people and communities in which they reside and the foods produced follow ethical practices that respect its treasured ancient land while also embracing modern sustainability.
Source: Summer Fancy Food