The exhibit will feature fruits harvested on the island, including melons and pineapples, from the Cooperativa de Mercadeo G8-Co-op.
A delegation of Puerto Rican agribusiness and coffee growers, led by the Department of Agriculture, is representing the island this week at the Expo Alimentaria 2022 convention, an event organized by the International Food, Drinks & Food Service Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, which features major food and beverage companies.
The convention, which began on Monday, brings together more than 400 foreign companies. There will be representatives from Turkey, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Argentina, Indonesia, Poland, among others, in the aim of promoting products and exchanges between the different sectors of this industry. This is the first time the island has been represented in the event.
“Alimentaria Barcelona is Spain’s most important food convention and internationally recognized as one of the leading ones,” said Agriculture Secretary Ramón González.
“Our participation is essential to develop our products internationally. We want to take our agriculture to another level and the expansion of agricultural production is essential,” he said.
The exhibit will feature fruits harvested on the island, including melons and pineapples, from the Cooperativa de Mercadeo G8-Co-op. Go Mango Puerto Rico markets papaya and different varieties of mangoes.
Meanwhile, San Juan Artisan Distillers, the only distillery to produce agricultural rum, presents its six flavors of Ron Tresclavos; Passion Parcha, Coco Loco, Sweet Piña, Ginger Spice, Rumba Mango and Bili Quenepa. Also Tresclavos Ronsanto, Ron Pepón Añejo and Ron Pepón Blanco.
In addition, Amasar LLC, an agri-food company specializing in the manufacture of gluten-free flours made from Puerto Rican breadfruit, is displaying its vegetable-derived products such as breakfast products, its multi-purpose flour and breadfruit for pancakes.
Puerto Rican coffee is also represented with the brands Hacienda San Pedro, Café 787, Café Oro and Hacienda Alto Grande, LLC with its Alto Grande, Yauco Selecto and Yaucono coffees.
González expects the convention to fuel production and export activities.