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Mineral-rich Indonesian nuts win over millennials

Exports up 80% in five years as nut-lovers drawn to nutrition-packed snack

Felix Kusmanto and his wife, Debby Amalia King, run a company that processes mineral-rich Indonesian kenari nuts, which are gaining fans overseas among health-conscious millennials. (Photo by Jun Suzuki) 

JAKARTA -- Nuts native to Indonesia are catching on around the world, with surging exports to countries such as Japan a sign of booming consumption of the mineral-rich food.

Indonesia shipped $700 million worth of nuts in 2018, an 80% increase from five years earlier.

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