Cresco Produce, Local knowledge with a Global Reach
Cresco Produce specializes in sourcing the highest quality fresh fruits and vegetables with tailored solutions to meet your expectations and requirements. We believe in the importance of building long term relationships by providing professional, service before, during, and after we have understood and met your requirements.
Cresco Produce team members based in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines work closely with an ever growing network of farmers and suppliers. As a result we ensure a consistency of product and supply, which we know is paramount to your business.
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Cresco Produce we aim to offer the very best in fresh produce from around the world. Our expat team has been based in South East Asia for a combined 20 years and has strong ties throughout the region and its farms. This rare combination enables us to offer a western approach with the benefits of local knowledge, contacts, cultural understanding and preferred pricing.
We find tailored solutions to suit your needs and requirements, always focusing on the best quality produce to meet your expectations and needs.
Our team?s background is primarily in shipping and logistics, ensuring that we streamline the process and get the products from the source to the client as quickly and efficiently as possible. This speed increases shelf life and helps to offer a better quality product. We have a unique relationship with one of the region?s best freight forwarding agents, that we work closely with to enable us to offer a unique collaboration and service.
Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon, Karela, Bitter Sopropo and Fu-kwa all refer to the same vegetable that just like the cucumber and pumpkin comes from the family of Cucurbitaceae. It is well-known and appreciated in the Asian, Eastern African, South American and the Caribbean cuisine where it is used in curries and stir-fried vegetable dishes. The fruit differs one region from the other. It can be smooth and prickly, light and dark. What is common for all Bitter Gourd, however, is the bitter taste and the healthy compounds of the fruit: vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, K and the minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and zinc. For centuries Bitter Gourd has been used in Chinese medicine in applications against diabetes. Bitter Gourd has many nutritional values and contains a lot of valuable nutrients which are essential for our body. Our Bitter Gourd is sourced from growers throughout Southeast Asia.
Custard Apple is a tropical fruit of Andean origin. It is a fruit covered with a green skin with a drawing like scales. Its shape is similar to that of a human heart. From the pulp some black seeds come off. It has a high content of carbohydrates (20%), mainly simple sugars such as fructose, glucose and sucrose and 75% water. It contains minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus and vitamins B and C. In addition to others: Niacin, Riboflavin, Tianin, Folic acid, Ascorbic acid, antioxidants. Our Custard Apple are sourced from growers in Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and India.
Banana plants are of the family Musaceae which are cultivated primarily for their fruit. As the banana plants are normally tall and fairly sturdy, they are often mistaken for trees, but their main or upright stem is actually a pseudostem. Each pseudostem can produce a bunch of green bananas, which when ripened turn yellow. The banana fruit grow in hanging clusters, with up to 10-20 fruit to a tier that is called a hand. Each individual fruit (known as a banana or 'finger') has a protective outer layer (a peel or skin) with a fleshy edible inner portion. There are several different variety of Banana however, the Cavendish Banana is by fat the most popular. Native to the tropical region of Southeast Asia, the Banana and is thought to have been first cultivated in Papua New Guinea. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics and grown in at least 107 countries throughout the world. Cresco Produce Bananas are sourced mainly from the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Costa Rica, Brazil and Columbia. Bananas are a high source of vitamin B, vitamin C, and potassium.