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Brazil expands opportunities for fruit exports to Canada

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Canada is currently only ranked 16th in the list of buyers of Brazilian products, but the export volume has been growing, notably of fruit.

Lucas Brotto is from a family that has been producing and exporting figs for more than 20 years. He recently decided to expand production to guava and a fruit that is little known to most Brazilians: atemoya, a hybrid of the sugar apple ("ata") and the cherimoya.

"The atemoya is a very sweet fruit and its price is somewhat high in Brazil, compared to other fruits we are familiar with, like mango . . .

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