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Chile’s unrivalled foods

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This South American country produces a range of fruits, vegetables, fish, and meats that can rival any from anywhere in the world

The country being narrow and long, stretching from the Atacama Desert in the north to Tierra Del Fuego in the South, is rarely wider than 250 kilometres, but 4800 kms. long.

There are several climatic perfect climatic zones in which to cultivate Mediterranean fruits and vegetables.

Today a good portion of the production is exported to North America and Europe due to much improved transportation and distribution systems both in the country and internationally.

It is to Chile’s great advantage that in the southern hemisphere the seasons are reversed, hence we can enjoy Chilean grapes, peaches, nectarines and many other fruits when they are out of season in the northern hemisphere.

Chile produces excellent green asparagus, tomatoes, green and red peppers, avocados and many other fruits and vegetables.

Avocados and occasionally asparagus are shipped to North America. There are now many organic farms that ship their produce to the U S A, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan.

Chilean live oils have been awarded many international medals of recognition for their excellence and deep flavour.

Concentrated juices of peaches, raspberries, black and blue berries, and kiwi are exported to many countries to manufacture fruit nectars.

Frozen and dried fruit exports enjoy great popularity in countries where they are considered luxuries.

Chilean hog farmers produce ham and other flavourful pork products that are exported to Canada, and Far Eastern countries fond of this meat.

Chile’s salmon farms compete with their fresh and processed salmon products from Norway, the U S A, Scotland, Ireland, and Canada.

In the pristine waters of southern Chile the salmon acquires in conjunction with specially formulates feeds a particular flavour much appreciated by gourmets everyywhere.

Since 1980 Chile’s agribusiness has been expanding exponentially due to political stability of the country, consistent quality of products, and their prices.

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