First Batch of Taiwanese Sugar Apples Arrives in Japan Sweet Taste Wins Wide Acclaim
Taitung County has 5,500 hectares of land growing sugar apples, which are the County’s important cash crop. After years of research and development, ripened sugar apples are now frozen at minus 50 degrees Celsius, and undergo sterilization and surface antioxidant treatment to maintain their freshness and verdant color. Sugar apples were successfully sold to North America in the summer of 2018. The next stop is Japan, which has had a friendly relationship with Taiwan. The majority of the sugar apples sold to Japan this time are “Damu Sugar Apples,” which account for half of the total yield of sugar apples. Importing sugar apples as frozen food not only solves their problem of being intolerant of storage, but also prevents pest invasion in another country, favoring cash flow and brand image. Furthermore, the pressure imposed on the domestic market by overproduction can also be lessened.