A white wine made from kiwi fruit is making quite the impression at the ongoing China International Import Expo at Shanghai. The wine, which comes from Arunachal Pradesh, is produced by Lambu-Subu Food and Beverages Limited at Hong village in Lower Subansiri district, according to a report in The Telegraph. The organic wine is called ‘Naara Aaba’.
The Indian commerce ministry tweeted, “A large queue for wine and biryani tasting at India Pavilion in CIIE, Shanghai.”
“People preferred it (the kiwi wine Naara Aaba) to white wine. People from other countries tasted it and gave excellent comments,” said Bidyut Baruah of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda), who was present at the fair, The Telegraph reported. Apeda is the export promotion organisation under the ministry of commerce and industry.
Lambu-Subu Food produces around 40,000 litres of white wine per batch, and it takes the company around four months to produce one batch of wine.
Arunachal Pradesh produces around 9,428 tonnes of kiwi fruit annually and the wine produced from the fruit contains 13 percent alcohol, the Telegraph said. The wine also contains vitamins C, B1 and B2, and minerals such as calcium and iron. A bottle of Naara-Aaba retails for Rs 1,200 in Arunachal Pradesh and Rs 1,500 in Assam. Smaller bottles are priced at Rs 600 and Rs 800, respectively, a report in the Hindu said.
Around 2,800 companies from over 130 countries are participating in the international expo at Shanghai. The expo, organised by China International Import Expo Bureau and the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) Co Ltd, is jointly sponsored by China’s commerce ministry and the Shanghai government.