25% of the
world's banana supply comes from Ecuador, being the largest exporter in
the world. This fruit represents 10% of total exports and it is
the second most exported product of the country. It is well-liked
by consumers of the most demanding markets and it is part of the daily
diet of millions of people.
roses are considered the best in the world due to their incomparable
quality, beauty and unique characteristics: thick long stems, big
buds and vivid colors. Also, the biggest difference of the
Ecuadorian rose is its lengthy life in the vase after being cut.
grows roses, gerbera daisies, gypsophilas, aster, hypericum, carnations,
Hearts of Palm
Ecuadorian hearts of palm is exported in cans, either whole or sliced,
in order to preserve its texture, color, and delicate and delightful
flavor. It is particularly demanded by gourmet markets and the
most sophisticated restaurants worldwide.
Ecuador is the first heart of palm
supplier around the world. Export destinations of Ecuadorian heart of
palm are mainly France, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and the United
Toquilla Straw Hats
raw material needed to elaborate the toquilla straw hat comes from a
native Ecuadorian plant, similar to the palm. The fiber is cut
from its stem and, after a long process, is ready to be woven into hats.
straw hats (also called "Panama hats" because they were
shipped to United States through Panama) come in all qualities, from
coarsely woven to "superfine". Hats produced in the Montecristi
region are considered the best (they are so finely woven they can hold