Promoting and Facilitating Agri-Business Investments

2016

Originating from parts of Africa, India and Iran- cantaloupe is now grown widely worldwide and has been gaining popularity with investors in cantaloupe production on the southern plains of Jamaica especially in the parishes of St. Elizabeth and Manchester. A part of the melon family, cantaloupe is chocked full of antioxidants and is touted to prevent degeneration and promote eye health. Cantaloupes are used in a number of dessert preparations, juices, smoothies, sorbets and fruit salads. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, B and C and a good source of folate. Due to its regenerative properties it is also being used increasingly in anti-aging cosmetics and products. READ MORE…
Dasheen or Taro (Colocasia esculenta L) is large and herbaceous perennial a fast-growing crop that matures within 9 months. It can be identified by its frilly, heart-shaped leaves that grow at the end of long and stout petioles. READ MORE...
Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a warm weather vegetable belonging to the convolvulaceae family originating from parts of Central and South America. It is the third most widely grown root tuber in Jamaica, after yams and cassava. READ MORE…
Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is from the plant family cucurbitaceae. It is grown in tropical climates and the fruit’s flesh is usually deep red to pink with black seeds in the centre. Seedless varieties of watermelon have been cultivated as well as fruits with yellow flesh instead of the typical, red/pink. READ MORE…
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