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Japanese taste season’s first Alphonso and Kesar mangoes sent by India

The Alphonso and Kesar varieties of Indian mangoes exported to Japan (Image courtesy: Twitter/@APEDADOC)

Season's first consignment of fresh mangoes has been exported from Mumbai to Japan for a mango festival being organised in Tokyo as part of Azadi ki Amrit Mahotsav, in collaboration with the Embassy of India and Invest India.

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) facilitated the export of consignment, which included the Alphonso and Kesar varieties, on March 26.

These mangoes were treated and packed at APEDA-approved Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board (MSAMB) facility and exported by Berrydale Foods, a registered exporter of APEDA, to Lawson Retail Chain in Japan.


As part of the mango festival which kicked off today, tasting sessions will be conducted at various outlets of Lawson supermarkets in Japan.

APEDA is a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the nodal agency for promoting Indian agro and processed food exports. It is responsible for facilitating and promoting export of horticulture, floriculture, processed food, poultry products, dairy and other agro products.

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