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Coronavirus prompts lift in international inquiries for Queen Garnet plum | Farm Weekly



THE continued concerns surrounding coronavirus are helping drive export sales of Australia’s Queen Garnet plum.

The fruit has been heavily promoted on the back of its health benefits with various research showing it to contain more antioxidants than other plum varieties.

Queensland-based company, Nutrafruit, owns the global licence to the fruit.

Nutrafruit chief executive officer Luke Couch said it was projecting a 300 per cent growth this year in export markets, with countries including the United Arab Emirates, China, Canada, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore now accounting for up to 50pc of this year’s harvest.

“More people are trying to find natural foods to enhance their health and wellbeing amid the Coronavirus pandemic,…

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