Abstract

Tropical fruit wines: Amini review.

Author(s): Kaustav Chakraborty, Joyjit Saha, Utpal Raychaudhuri, Runu Chakraborty

This paper reviews the wine produced fromdifferent tropical fruit sources that is gradually gaining a market potential. The tropical climate is suitable for some of the world’s most exotic and delicious tropical fruits. The tropics are generally defined as the regions of the globe between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic ofCapricornwhere environmental conditions are unique, creating a habitat for incredible diverse crops and plants. Edible tropical fruits such as jackfruit, cashew apple, mangoes, papaya, pineapple, litchi, guava, bael, banana, pomegranate, tendu, jamun and palm etc. with high export potential have their origin in the tropics and require rather a tropical or subtropical climate; and do not tolerate frost.Most of the tropical fruits are important sources of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and form a very healthy part of a diet. An effective utilisation of inferior grade and over-ripe fruits and processing them into fermented beverages has been revealed as a new and promising alternative to generate extra revenues whilst conducting a sustainable exploitation of wastes. Concerning this, the manufacture of wine from fruits other than grapes has been boosted in recent years.


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