Freska's Gary Clevenger Discusses Promotional Volumes of Ecuador Mangos
OXNARD, CA - With some of the biggest eating days fast approaching, Freska Produce currently has promotional volumes of high-quality Tommy Atkins and Ataulfo mangos from Ecuador.
“Now is the time to promote at the retail level for mangos from Ecuador. Peru will be shipping later in December for arrivals mid to late December with Kent varieties,” Gary Clevenger, Managing Member and Partner at Freska, shares with me. “Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are all good times to prepare recipes including mangos, and good recipes can be found on www.freskaproduce.com and www.Mangos.org.”
Gary also explains that per capita consumption of mangos has risen every year for the past decade, and the company is very excited for both the future of mangos and offshore mangos in creating a year-round supply for consumers to enjoy.
“Currently, Freska is importing mangos from Ecuador and the season and been going very good so far,” Gary says.
Looking forward to 2017, he adds, “As the New Year approaches and healthy eating become more of a conversation, mangos are always popular to include in your protein shakes and meals to create healthy eating after the holidays.”
Mangos serve a number of health benefits that can catch consumer eyes, not the least of which are:
- Lowering cholesterol
- Helping clear skin
- Improving eye health
- Improving digestion
- Alkalizing the body as a whole
Gary also added that research has shown mango fruit to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and, prostate cancers.
So gear up those mango campaigns, and bring a taste of warm weather to the winter season for your consumers. And be sure to check in with AndNowUKnow as we continue to follow mango and other transitions in the produce industry.