A supermarket in January. Normally, Óscar Salgado travels with the sun. Today Peru, tomorrow Spain and so on. Óscar is a quality manager at SanLucar and is partly responsible for ensuring that our fruit tastes just as fresh as from the field. But today he’s on an exotic mission with us.
Mangos, avocados and pineapples are taking center stage, because one of the good New Year’s resolutions for lots of people is to eat light and fresh. But where do these exotic fruits actually come from? And what makes them so special? Óscar is in his element. »For example, these mangos here,« he says, taking a fruit from the display. »This one comes from Peru and it’s just heavenly.« To prove it, he peels it and offers a piece. »Look,« he enthuses, »the color and above all the fragrance, and it’s completely without fiber.«
The ones responsible for this exotic sweetness are the growers, who let the fruit ripen in the sun longer than usual and make sure they are always watered sparingly, but increasingly. And since they are so delicate, they are harvested by hand and packed by hand.