Customers buy Hưng Yên's longan at Big C Thăng Long Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Mai Hương
HÀ NỘI – Longan lovers will be treated to speciality fruit of Hưng Yên Province – lồng (cage) longan – during the 2019 Hưng Yên longan and agricultural products week, which opened on Friday at Big C Thăng Long in Hà Nội.
Longan is a tropical fruit which is rich in nutrients. There are many varieties of longan nationwide but Hưng Yên’s lồng longan, known as the fruit of the kings, is the most famous for its thick pulp and very sweet taste.
According to Đặng Ngọc Quỳnh, vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Hưng Yên’s lồng longan was ranked 13th in the top 50 famous fruits of Việt Nam and was registered with a national trademark and geographical indication.
Hưng Yên’s longan will be sold at 17 Big C supermarkets in the North until August 15. The longan is stamped with geographical indication and planted in accordance with VietGap standards in the districts of Khoái Châu, Kim Động, Tiên Lữ, Phù Cừ and Hưng Yên City. – VNS