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Mango seed uses: thermal behaviour of mango seed almond fat and its mixtures with cocoa butter

J.A. Solı́s-Fuentesa, , ,
M.C. Durán-de-Bazúab, 1,

Instituto de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad Veracruzana, Av. Dos Vistas s/n carretera Xalapa-Las Trancas, 91000 Xalapa, Ver., Mexico

b Departamentos de Alimentos y Biotecnologı́a y de Ingenierı́a Quı́mica, PIQAyQA, Facultad de Quı́mica, UNAM, Edif. “E” planta baja, 04510 Mexico, DF

Received 27 April 2003. Accepted 10 July 2003. Available online 27 October 2003. to Cite or Link Using DOI

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Presidente del Banco Mundial afirma que los días del gobierno de Chávez “están contados”

Publicado el 07 de jun de 2012 8:44 pm |

Foto: AP Photo/Evan Vucci (WASHINGTON, 7 Junio. AFP) – El presidente del Banco Mundial, Robert Zoellick, afirmó el jueves que los días del régimen del presidente venezolano, Hugo Chávez, “están contados” y sin su ayuda los gobiernos de Cuba y Nicaragua tendrán difícil su supervivencia.


Unfortunately, this agreement does not work to Pakistan's advantage.

The high Brix, superior tasting mangoes of Pakistan will be ruined by the Hot water and Vapor treatment processes.

Merely gaining access to markets for the sake of market access, will not help Pakistan's Mango export program.

It is interesting to note that the "Seed Weevil" issue does not concern South Korea's Department of agriculture.

This fair trade agreement (FTA) opens up many issues for the Far Eastern market.

Why does Japan insist on Vapor Treatment when South Korea does not?

Obviously no country in Asia is concerned with seed weevil, why does this issue matter to USA?

IMO Believes that South Korea should allow untreated fruit from Pakistan to the domestic market.


Branding: Pakistan vs. South Korea

Since last few weeks, I read some posts on ‘Branding Pakistan’. While commenting on these post I wrote that "it is a national movement". Its drivers are people (the…


~ From a 2008 Blog ....

Finally, after 8 years, I'm able to enjoy Pakistani mangoes, its not that I never had them during my stay in Seoul but they are just not a common commodity in Korea.

Only a few specialized stores have them on special displays and on special occasion with one mango costing upto $8US. 

Fresh mangoes are really hard to find here.

While staying in Korea- my friends from the Philippines brought for us dried mangoes- which were pretty good as we don't have them in Pakistan. 

Canned Thai mangoes were the other option but nothing can beat a Mango from the Indian sub-continent. 

As the rule goes, hot weather increaes the sweetness of the the mango. 

Moreover, we have a variey of mangoes. 

I read that Pakistan has about 200 different varieties of mangoes- each type is differentin taste, aroma, texture, color and shape. 

I have delayed my trip to the US just to eat mangoes. 

We have them since past 2 weeks.

 I am sure that I will NOT find SINDHREE AAM anywhere!


South Korea lifts ban on Pakistani mangoes importation ...

Irfan SiddiquiTuesday, June 05, 2012
From Print Edition

Tokyo: South Korea has lifted ban from Pakistani mangoes imposed 12 years ago, said Fuad Hashim, Pakistan’s commercial counsellor in South Korea.

“This is great news for Pakistan this year as last year Japan had lifted the ban from Pakistani mangoes,” he said.

The South Korean government has not put any condition on the processing of mangoes under vapor heat treatment plant, which is a very expensive process and not fully available in Pakistan, he said.

The South Korean government just requires the mangoes to be treated under water heat treatment plant, which is cheaper and easily available in Pakistan, said Hashim, adding that South Korea could be millions of dollars mango market for Pakistani exporters.

“The embassy officials under the leadership of the ambassador were trying hard to achieve this success. This issue was deadlocked for 12 years and we are glad that we succeeded in our efforts.”…

STRATFOR: Tensions and Operational Challenges in Pakistan ...

June 7, 2012 | 0900 GMT


By Scott Stewart

On June 4, four U.S. diplomats assigned to the Consulate General of the United States in Peshawar, Pakistan, were stopped at a military checkpoint and temporarily detained after refusing to allow their two vehicles to be searched. The diplomats -- including a vice consul -- were traveling in a two-vehicle motorcade and were accompanied by three Pakistani Foreign Service National (FSN) security officers.

According to media reports, the Pakistani military has charged that the diplomats had traveled to Malakand without first obtaining permission from the Pakistani government. 

Malakand is a city located about 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of Peshawar in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, formerly known as the Northwest Frontier Province. 

Because of the problems Pakistan has had with foreign jihadists in its border badlands, all foreigners are required to obtain something called a No Objection Certificate from Pakistan's Interior Minis…