BAY OF PLENTY, New Zealand – Enzed Exotics, New Zealand’s premier grower of Kiwano horned melons, will be first time exhibitors at this year’s New York Produce Show to kick off their season in January. After a nearly 50% growth in U.S. sales since 2015, the company expects to see a continued upward trend in using the unique fruit as a staple item in various recipes.
For 30+ years, Enzed Exotics has mastered the art of growing their premium natural Kiwano using New Zealand’s ideal growing conditions paired with the company’s experience in seed selection and quality handling techniques, while following a sustainable farming practice. The flavor is often described as a cross between a banana, passionfruit and lime, so the increasingly popular Kiwano can be found on cocktail menus and in vibrant salads and salsas in various restaurants throughout the U.S.
“Enzed Exotics is known for having consistently high quality because our fruit is timed perfectly to be picked, shipped, and arrive at peak quality,” said Vanessa Hutchings, Owner and Managing Director of Enzed Exotics. “Thanks to mixologists and chefs, the Kiwano can be found on menus across the country, and food influencers continue to encourage the re-creation of Kiwano-inspired recipes for at-home chefs and health enthusiasts alike.”
Kiwano are packed full of nutritional benefits including magnesium, zinc, and calcium – three essential minerals for good health. They are also a good source of beta-carotene, which gives the fruit its vibrant color and converts to Vitamin A in the body. As filling as a watermelon, but with less sugar and low in calories and fat, the Kiwano is an excellent healthy choice.
Enzed Exotics’ chief grower/owner Alan Hutchings and managing director/owner Vanessa Hutchings will be available to meet at this year’s New York Produce Show Dec.12-14. Visit them at booth #162 or email Savannah Blake firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
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About Enzed Exotics
Enzed Exotics grows Kiwano in the lush countryside of New Zealand where they work in partnership with the land and use no harsh chemicals in the growing process. All of their fruit is carefully hand-picked and packed to ensure their customers receive only the best they have to offer. Enzed Exotics is also Global G.A.P accredited, providing a traceable, accountable system from crop to customer. For more information, visit www.enzedexotics.com.
Source: Enzed Exotics