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Jordan exports 300 tonnes of watermelon per day to Gulf states

The Kingdom is exporting 300 tonnes of watermelon daily to Gulf countries, a government official said on Tuesday, expecting the amount to increase as demand is growing. Agriculture Ministry Spokesperson Nimer Haddadin said demand for local watermelon in the Gulf states has reached record amounts.

He underscored that the Gulf states’ increasing demand for local watermelons indicates they are safe to consume despite rumours that the fruit was injected with hormones.

He noted that the Gulf states’ increasing demand for the fruit is making up for the losses that farmers and exporters incurred after Jordan closed its borders with Syria in early April.

Jordan exports 300 tonnes of watermelon per day to Gulf states