WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WKOW) -- A big buyer of Wisconsin cranberries is getting a first hand look at where their food comes from.
A group of journalists from South Korea toured a cranberry marsh in Wisconsin Rapids on Tuesday.
Last year, South Korea imported 240-million pounds of U.S. cranberries, about 60% of which are grown in Wisconsin.
"We're continuing to see year on year increases in fact just last year we had a 75% increase in fruit that was purchased and exported to South Korea," said Scott Soares of the U.S. Cranberry Marketing Committee.
The journalists and a photographer from leading food and health magazines in South Korea visited the Cranmoore Cranberry Company.
Experts say Koreans are becoming more aware of the health benefits of cranberries.
Because of that, people in South Korea are creating more ways to use the fruit in their foods.
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