Jinju city - Korea

Korean fruits in Giant – strawberries, persimmons, musk melon from Korea

People in the Klang Valley can now purchase fruits and agro-produce from Jinju City, Korea.
Why Jinju City you ask?

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With the waters flowing through our pristine Namgang River, sheltered by the protective mountains, and caressed by the salty sea breeze from the coast, Jinju City produces some of the best strawberries, persimmons and fruits in the regions,” Mr Lee Chang-Hee the Mayor of Jinju City had said at the launch recently.

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To illustrate his point, freshly cut fruits were distributed to the members of the media and as we tasted the fruits, Mr David Tay from TCK Sdn Bhd, a fresh produce importer based in Malaysia explained further about the Korean fruits.

Maeyang strawberries are winter strawberries (and thus in season) and are fast becoming the berries of choice as they have the best flavour, taste and aroma, besides being consistently sweet.
Shingo pears grown in Korea have a unique flavour and aroma that is not attained when grown elsewhere.
Fuyu persimmons, although originally from Japan, was popularised and made affordable by the Koreans.

Korean muskmelons are oval shaped and prized for its appearance, sweet yellow flesh that is clean tasting with light aroma.

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Other than consuming it whole, the Korean musk melons is suitable for juicing too.

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This Jinju City promotion is available exclusively at all Giant stores nationwide starting 27th November unti 31st December 2014.
During the promotion Giant will be offering the fruits at very special retail prices.

The popular Eringgi mushrooms (also known as trumpet mushrooms) is RM7.99 (400g pack).
Maehyang Strawberries (RM13.99 – 19.99) for 250g.
Shingo Pears are RM6.99 – RM15.99 per fruit.
Persimmons at RM0.99 – RM1.99 per fruit.
Muskmelon – RM13.99 – RM15.99 per kg.

So do take advantage of such special deals and stock up your strawberries, pears, melons and persimmons from Giant from now til 31st Dec!
I’ve been juicing and adding mine into my smoothies! 🙂