Fruity Friday finds the kids tucking into their choice of pineappale and mango and it's usually both!
The kids love that their sustainable farm, Hope Sakuma, is planting orchards of four varieiies of mango to extend the harvesting time. And the kids are even more excited that, as well as making sure vulnerable kids get enough fruit to boost nutrition, their farmers are going to peel and dry the fruit to preserve it for longer and reduce weight, volume and transport emmisions for export, adding real value to their harvest.
But it doesn't stop there! The farmers want to biochar the fruit peelings to add to their bocashi fertilzer, knowing it will significantly boost the phosphorous content and then pound the mango nut - as they do already with the palm nut - to make mango butter. Not something tasty to eat but one of the most sought after cosmetic ingredients!
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