Peru Attends Gulfood for the Third Year
Peruvian Exports Record Exponential Growth of Almost 300% to the GCC
The Trade, Tourism and Investment Office of Peru in Dubai is pleased to announce its third attendance at Gulfood, the world’s biggest annual foodservice, hospitality and retail event. Peru returns this year to make an even bigger impact with a National Pavillion and nine companies from the food sector, showcasing some of the best food products the country has to offer. Gulfood is an opportunity for Peru to identify new business in the region and share their unique knowledge and ideas with local industry leaders.
Peru’s participation at Gulfood will support the continued growth of the Peruvian food and beverage exports to the Gulf. In 2012, Peruvian exports to the GCC grew by 300%, driven partially by the agricultural sector. Gaining recognition through its long term foundations for success, the capital city Lima has recently been ranked the 20th most dynamic city by the real estate consultancy Jones Land LaSalle’s City Momentum Index, with Dubai ranked as 3rd on the same list. This achievement highlights the success of Dubai and Lima, having both met their socio-economic goals and maintaining continued long-term momentum for their commercial realty.
“Our objective for 2014 is to be able to showcase the synergy between the United Arab Emirates and Peru. Gulfood has proven to be by far ‘the exhibition’ to further expand our trade into the region, and our presence as a sustainable food and beverage supplier,” said Alvaro Silva Santisteban, Director of the Trade, Tourism and Investment Office of Peru in the United Arab Emirates.
The Latin American nation boasts an abundant supply of natural resources. It is believed that the first potato and tomato took root in Peru, and the country is home to over 4,000 varieties of potato today. Peru has the greatest number of corn and chili varieties and is internationally renowned for its asparagus, mangoes, avocadoes, grapes, beans and paprika. Much of Peruvian produce appeals to conscious consumers and food enthusiasts due to the health boosting properties of goods such as Camu Camu, a natural fruit, Maca, a root high in vitamin C and Quinoa, which has double the protein content of any other cereal in the world. Additionally, Peru boast a bounty of fresh seafood, ranking first for biodiversity of fish, squid, scallops and mahi mahi. Showcasing the best produce the country has to offer, Peruvian exhibitors will proudly offer Gulfood visitors access to authentic Peruvian organic cacao, grains, seeds, juices, fresh produce, dehydrated products and dairy products.
Peru was recently recognized for the second year in a row as the World’s Leading Culinary Destination at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2013 in Doha. During the Gulfood exhibition, the country will be demonstrating what makes their cuisines and beverages so special, brought to life by well-known Dubai based Peruvian chef, Roberto Segura Gonzales. Throughout the five days he will be manning a live cooking station, so visitors can have the opportunity to sample typical Peruvian dishes such as ceviche, beef anticucho, Peruvian causa and quinotto.
Moreover, Taste of Peru, a celebration of the nation’s culinary delights, will be taking place in Madinat Jumeirah from 26th February to 1st March, where guests can experience the flavours of Peruvian cuisine, sampling several of these delicious dishes while enjoying live music throughout the course of the evening.
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Peruvian companies attending Gulfood:
1. Algarrobos Orgánicos del Peru: www.algarrobosorganicos.pe
Created in 2007 with the objective of rescuing the best ancestral knowledge of the inhabitants of the Andean areas, Coastal and Amazonian, the company produces Dried Goldenberries, Lucuma Powder, Maca Powder, Cacao Powder, Cacao Beans and Nibs, Purple Corn Flour, Yacon Powder, Camu Camu Powder.
2. Agrofergi : www.agrofergi.com
With over 30 years of experience in the business of exporting of Peruvian agricultural products, Argo Fergi SAC produces grains, seeds, beans (black eye pea, Lima bean, Broad bean) and spices,.
3. Camposol: www.camposol.com.pe
Camposol is the leading agroindustrial company in Peru, the largest exporter of asparagus in the world and soon to be the first producer of avocado in the planet. The company owns all the fields where its products are planted and harvested, having total control of the growing, harvesting and packing phases of its final products. The lines of Camposol products include; Asparagus (green & white), Piquillo Peppers, Avocados, Mangoes, Grapes, Mandarins, among others, which are packed fresh, frozen or canned, and exported to our world markets.
4. Fundo Sacramento: http://www.sacramentograpes.com/
FUNDO SACRAMENTO is a Peruvian company that grows and exports all over the world, table grapes of excellent quality during the months of October, November, December, January, February and March, period in which there isn’t other attractive offers of fresh table grapes on the international markets.
5. Gloria: www.grupogloria.com
Gloria is one of Peru’s leading companies in the production and sale of milk and yoghurt products. Its range includes evaporated milk, UHT milk, condensed milk, butter, cream, cheese and yoghurt, as well as other non-dairy products such as juices, canned fish and jam. The company is also present in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and Puerto Rico.
6. Kinwa SAC: www.andeankinwa.com
Kinwa is the purveyor of organic quinoa, quinoa cereal, and quinoa flour
7. Machu Picchu Foods: www.mpt.com.pe
Machu Picchu Foods is a market leader in the production of cocoa and coffee. It is the country’s top exporter of cocoa derivatives and one of the largest suppliers of ingredients to the chocolate industry. Machu Picchu Foods is committed to social and environmental responsibility and produces ingredients that are Fair Trade, EU/NOP/JAS and halal certified. The company has recently introduced a chocolate plant that is free of the most common allergens.
8. Quechua Foods: www.quechuafoods.com
Peruvian export oriented company, with significant experience in the international market, offering and selling the best quality products from our country. Natural organic products, processed in industrialized including Andean grains, Condiments and Spices, Certified Organic and Peruvian Sauces.
9. Villa Andina www.villaandina.com
With a food dehydration plant in the city of Cajamarca, Villa Andina works with local farmers in the Andean Valleys. While offering a fair price for their produce, the company also provides technical assistance, free seeds and training in organic and sustainable management of crops. Villa Andina’s main products include dehydrated goldenberries, quinoa, mangoes, papaya, pineapple and maca.