Heard of these 8 exports from Goa?

Evelyn Siqueira

Goan cashew nuts are world famous, and are available in a host of options, from roasted to salted to flavoured cashew nuts.

Tapioca is in demand in the domestic as well as international market, and is one of the exports from Goa.

The flower of the mahua tree (Madhuca longifolia) is distilled to produce Mahua, an Indian country liquor.

Cashew feni is a popular indigenous liquor made from cashew apples.

Chillies are an essential element in Indian and Goan cooking and are exported from the state.

Fish is one of Goa's favourite foods and is exported to several countries, including the European Union (EU) as well as the Middle East, with frozen fish accounting for the most exported.

The US, UK and Canada are among the biggest importers of Goan pork sausages, which are loaded with flavour.

Made from the sap of the coconut palm, this jaggery is known locally as madachem godd and is used to prepare many Goan dishes.