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Chile's Popular Walnuts Now In India

Chilean walnuts are among the most popular variety of walnuts in the world and now, It is available to the Indian consumers.Chile is the largest exporter of walnuts in the southern hemisphere and second largest globally. Chile and India are strategic partners and the two countries are working closely to enhance bilateral trade.

Photo Credit : Chile embassy

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Left to Right: Marcela Zúñiga Alegría, Trade Commissioner, ProChile, Juan Angulo, Ambassador of Chile to India and Sumit Saran, In-Country Marketing Representative, Chile Walnuts India

Chilean walnuts are among the most popular variety of nuts in the world and now It is available to the Indian consumers. ChileNut, the grower and exporter association of Chilean walnuts with the support of ProChile, the institution of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that promotes the supply of Chilean goods and services in the world launched the drive to introduce Chilean Walnuts to Indian consumers.

Chile is considered a very rich country in terms of plant health. The Chilean walnuts are seen as the best quality walnuts due its excellent weather conditions.

Juan Angulo, Ambassador of Chile to India launched the promotion campaign at a reception hosted at his residence in New Delhi

Speaking on the occasion Ambassador Angulo remarked that “Chile and India are strategic partners and the two countries are working closely to enhance bilateral trade. Chile being in the southern hemisphere, perfectly complements the Indian production period. This counter seasonality allows Indian consumers to try out fresh Chilean products when supplies from other origins are unavailable. Chilean walnut is recognized as being the best in the world, thanks to its extra-light color, freshness and its high yield. I am delighted to see them here in India,” he added. 

Speaking to the media via a video call,  Edmundo Valderrama, President, ChileNut remarked “Chile is the largest exporter of walnuts in the southern hemisphere and second largest globally. Chilean walnuts are being exported to over 70 countries and India is now one of our fastest growing markets.”  

Speaking with BW businessworld's Ekta Jain, Trade Commissioner of ProChile, Marcela Zúñiga Alegría explained that Chile has unique natural conditions that allows it to grow very high-quality walnuts that are renowned across the globe. The Andes to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atacama Desert in the north and Antarctica in the south provide natural barriers to Chile and guard the orchards from any harm. I am sure Indian consumers will love the taste of these walnuts that are preferred across the world,” she added.

Talking about the increasing demand of the Chilean Walnuts,  Sumit Saran, In-Country Marketing Representative for Chilean Walnuts said, “We foresee the immense potential of Chilean Walnuts in India. The demand here for high quality walnuts is continuously rising. Chile will have an important role as the production of walnuts in Chile is 100% counter seasonal to Indian walnuts and also to other northern hemisphere walnut origins that are supplying to the market. 

The harvest of Chilean walnuts happens in the May-July period and the walnuts will be in India, August onwards, perfectly in time for our festive period. Saran pointed out that they have chalked out an extensive trade and media strategy to take this clearest and the freshest walnut to discerning Indian consumers across the country.


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