Papua New Guinea will soon have its own packaged Galip nuts on shop shelves.

Canarium indicum (galip nut), the country’s indigenous nut will soon be out in 100 gram, 60 gram and 1 kilo variants in three varieties (natural, roasted and peeled) making it the first indigenous wild grown nut ever commercialised in PNG.

“Distribution trials to test consumer efficacy of a packaged product will now proceed in two test regions,” said project leader, Theo Simons.

The Galip Nut project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) in conjunction with parties from PNG and Australia, has revealed that they are now preparing to go to print the labels for the nuts and it will soon be launched in PNG stores in two regions.

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