South African farmers often find themselves receiving bad press but they can truly stand proud when tourists find the fruit available for breakfast pleasantly presented, clean, sweet and fresh to eat.
Most tourists find it hard to believe South Africa produces quality fruit and often find the parity of their respective fruits they eat at home, neither comparable to South African home grown fruit nor compared to the selection found in their respective countries. Recent clients of Indian origin based in the USA reminded me and inspired me to write this blog as they expressed their pleasure of enjoying the fruit on offer at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel in Cape Town.
The South African fruit sector is one of the leading suppliers to the fruit markets of the world and this reputation is well deserved. Fruit South Africa; is an organisation charged with promoting and developing South African fruit on the international fruit scene. One of its many tasks has been to establish a fully South African ethical and audit process which is in line with international standards, is aligned to South African law, is internationally recognised and has the benefit of promoting ONE standard and ONE audit. This replaces the numerous standards and audits with which producers had to comply in the past.
Fruit South Africa represents the Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa, the
Fresh Produce Exporters Forum which represents the fruit exporters of South Africa,
Hortgro which represents the deciduous fruit industry in SA, the SA Table Grape Industry and the Subtropical Fruit Growers which covers the likes of Avocado Pears, Litchies, Mangoes and Macadamia nuts and more.
Whether you are eating breakfast or buying fresh fruit to snack on whilst travelling, you can be rest assured of great quality and a healthy holiday.