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CTA. 2007. Storing fruits. Rural Radio Resource Pack 07/5. Wageningen, The Netherlands: CTA.
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The best ways of storing fruits so they last for longer.
Storing fruits Cue: While fruits taste great and are easiest to eat when they are ripe, it?s not always possible to eat fruits throughout the year. When there is drought for example, some fruit trees will not blossom. But there are ways of preserving the fruits so that during the dry season they can still be enjoyed. In this interview forest office Wyson Banda speaks to Excello Zidana in Malawi. Mr Banda explains how communities can make sure that they have delicious fruit all year round. IN: ?There are so many advantages? OUT: ?Very much so.? DUR?N: 1?40? BACK ANNOUNCEMENT: That was Excello Zidana in Malawi talking to forest officer Wyson Banda. Why not try drying the fruits in the sun, or preserving them in a powdered form and adding water later? The interview comes from a resource pack produced by CTA. Transcript Banda There are so many advantages because you see people enjoy fruit in Malawi, fruits are just very common here, like masuku; marula. Usually what they do is to dry or season some of the fruits, they dry them, there is time when they also go out of season. Then during off-season, what they do is to soak them in the water, then enjoy the water by putting porridge, they still enjoy the fruits during that time. Zidana What containers do they use to store what you have just talked about? Banda The containers are just locally found their villages, like baskets. Zidana Now let?s go to the actual extraction of the juice that is to be stored. How do they do it locally? Banda What they do is they pound them in the mortar, the traditional mortars, after pounding them they dry them in the sun. Then the day after they store them while dry. But when they want to use it, when those things are off-season, they just soak them in water, or cook porridge from that water. Zidana When they are trying to store fruits, they pound them. Do they keep them in the powder form or what? Banda Some are kept in powder from but some are just dried as they are, then when soaked, they just extract water from them. Zidana And you have an idea that people enjoy indigenous fruit trees? Banda Yes for sure yes, they are really enjoying the indigenous fruits. Zidana Are they nutritious? Banda Very much so. End of track.