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Hydrothermal treatment of the mango fruit generated
BRL 1.4 billion in exports over 25 years

The control of fruit flies (Anastrepha spp. and Ceratitis capitata), in general, is still very dependent on the use of pesticides, with strong impact on the population of natural enemies, and on the final quality of various products. The main fruit importers markets fresh, including Japan and the United States, are closed to countries which adopt conventional systems of control of fruit flies. To resolve this problem, Embrapa Cassava and Tropical Fruits, in conjunction with the University of Sao Paulo (USP), the Association of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables and Derivatives from Sao Francisco Valey (Valexport) and private companies, developed and approved at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) the "hydrothermal treatment of Brazilian Mango" enabling, since 1991, fruit exports to those countries. This treatment consists of immersing in water at 46 degrees C per 75 or 90 minutes, the fruits with weights up to 425 g and 426 to 650 g, respectively, with the goal of killing eggs and/or larvae of fruit flies present on the mangoes. Since the beginning of its adoption in 1991, mango exports increased 17.2% due to the opening of the North American and Japanese markets to Brazilian fruits, generating a revenue of BRL 1.4 billion, or US$ 403,100,000 in the last 25 years. Only in 2015, 471 tons of this fruit exports generated more than 47,000 jobs in its production and processing chain of mango, being the states of Bahia and Pernambuco responsible for about 80% of the total exports.

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