Winter veg switch for Egypt More and more Egyptian growers are switching to winter vegetables which are 10 times more profitable than traditional new potato crops, according to Antoine Chaer, president of Charipak, one of the country's largest produce organisations. Exhibited at the international section of Food and Drink Expo this week were samples of spring onions, where there is already a major market in the UK ­ mini cucumbers, artichokes, peppers, garlic and several types of bean. Chaer said there was sufficient air freight capacity to carry any increases. He also expected growth in strawberries and grapes. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}