Australian Embassy
Vietnam

Media Release - 12 April 2017

Now! In Season 2017 - Australian table grapes in Vietnam

 

Australian table grapes are now in season and available in Vietnam!

“Now in Season 2017” is a global campaign to promote Australian fresh fruits during peak seasons. The Australian table grapes “in season” promotion campaign is running from March to May in local retail outlets in Vietnam and other ASEAN countries.

Australia has a worldwide reputation for producing clean, green and safe fruits, nuts and vegetables with high quality in the world. Australia is also well-known internationally for its high standards in food safety and quality assurance systems.

Vietnamese people want to be sure that the food they are consuming is of the best quality and is as clean as possible. The Australian horticultural industry is a reliable supplier of premium quality, healthy and safe products”, said Yvonne Chan, Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner in Vietnam “Australia’s table grape production and export systems are also underpinned by world class system and processes.”

Vietnamese consumers can enjoy a variety of grapes, both seedless and with seeds, such as Adora, Autumn, Cotton Candy, Crimson, Midnight Beauty, Red Globe, Salute, Sweet Nectar, Sweet Sapphire, and Thompson at their favourite supermarkets and fresh fruit retail stores across the country, including: AEON, Big C, Fivimart, K.L.E.V.E. and Mega Market.  Each retail chain will offer a two-week special discount for Australian table grapes with product sampling during the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) every week from 12 April to 7 May 2017.

Grapes are a natural “super food” because they are low GI, and a great source of dietary fiber, phytonutrients and ‘good’ sugar.

Grapes are 80% water to keep you hydrated throughout the day and also contain Vitamin B6, vital for a healthy nervous system, while red grapes boast the same beneficial antioxidants as red wine – but without the alcohol.

For further information please visit www.austrade.gov.au/local-sites/vietnam, or contact Ms. Chi Hoang, Tel: +84 4 3774 0310; E-mail: Chi.Hoang@austrade.gov.au