HOW THEY'RE MADE:
Coconuts from Ben Tre, Vietnam
As a small and beautiful rural town in Vietnam, Ben Tre specializes in you-guessed-it, COCONUTS! It is the origin of one of the most delectable confections in the country, coconut candies. Coconuts are in such abundance in the region that the locals have become experts in using nearly every part of the coconut; shells for fuel, oil for cosmetics and the juice for beverages!
Rice from Dong Thap, Vietnam
Dong Thap is famous for its diverse ecosystem full of rivers, channels and springs that are nearby the border that Vietnam shares with Cambodia. For most of the residents of this area, farming is not just a source of income, it is a way of life. The region is the third largest rice paddy in the country!
Grass from Long An, Vietnam
The region of Long An is famously known for the Floating Forest, a beautiful eco-tourism travel destination, and watermelon which is sweet, small and of course, long. Like Dong Thap, it has a complex system of rivers and streams that make it a lush climate for farming and wildlife alike. Here, lepironia articulata, also known as grey sedge grass, is seen nearly everywhere!
Sugarcane from Taiwan
Originally a non-native crop introduced to the country, Sugarcane has adapted well for abundant growth in southern Taiwan’s climate and soil. Today, sugar is now one of the most important exports for the region.