Built on a foundation of knowledge,
experience, and a passion
for tropical fruits.

GET FRESH WITH US

Which tropical flavor will you visit today?

  • All
  • Papaya
  • Rambutan
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Mangosteen
  • Lychee
  • Passion Fruits
  • Goldenberries
  • Ginger
  • Various

HLB Worldwide Distribution

From our family to yours - HLB Specialties connects you
with the highest quality fresh tropical and exotic fruits from around the world.

Click on the interactive map below to view the produce we source by country.

Your Source for the Highest Quality Tropical and Exotic Fruit

HLB SPECIALTIES

Sweetening the World Since 1989 has been our motto since the company was founded by Brazilian Homero Levy de Barros in Germany more than 30 years ago. Over the past three decades, we’ve proudly shared our love of high-quality fresh, nutritious, and delicious exotic fruits with wholesalers, retailers, and individual customers. We supply close to 10 countries across Europe, the United States, and Canada from our headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and our European sister company, HLB Tropical Food in Kelsterbach (Germany), as well as our warehousing locations in California, Florida, Texas, Toronto, and Vancouver.  


YOU are the reason we’re here. As a second-generation family-owned company, we are keenly focused on cultivating strong, long-term relationships with our clients, growers, and teams. Delicious, nutritious, high-quality produce is our specialty and bringing these gems to you is our priority.

How may we sweeten your day today?

MEET THE HLB US TEAM

We have a passion for delicious, high-quality fruit - and it shows in everything we do.

Homero Levy de Barros
Founder
Andrés Ocampo
CEO
Ashley Zamora
Director of Operations

Melissa Hartmann de Barros

Director of Communications
Jack Jackson
Sales
Yessenia Arroyo
Sales
Pablo Valdez
Account Coordinator
Maria Lucia Morales
Account Coordinator
Marilyn Suarez
Procurement
Nicole Fallas-Concepcion
Accounting
Sybille Nascimento
Accounting
Teresa Chacon
Accounting
Paulo Moura
Food Safety
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Staying healthy never tasted so good!

Rainforest Papaya Salad

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Papaya-Mango Smoothie

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Crème de Papaya dessert

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Happy birthday to Cecilia Doyle, our newest HLB team member! Cecilia is a veteran of the produce industry and loves traveling and taking pictures. Welcome to the team and enjoy your day, Cecilia! 🥳🎉
#HLBspecialties #HLBgroup #HLBteam #produceindustry

Happy birthday to Cecilia Doyle, our newest HLB team member! Cecilia is a veteran of the produce industry and loves traveling and taking pictures. Welcome to the team and enjoy your day, Cecilia! 🥳🎉
#HLBspecialties #HLBgroup #HLBteam #produceindustry
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Sometimes papayas develop freckles, as shown in this picture. They are a natural occurrence and not a sign of decay. In fact, papayas with lots of freckles have a higher vitamin C content! The spots are a sign that the plant underwent extreme conditions, such as high temperatures or a cold snap. So next time you see papayas with lots of spots, don’t be shy and pick one up. 😊
#papaya #papayafreckles #papayaspots #healthypapaya #healthybreakfastideas #FormosaPapaya #LargePapaya #HLBpapaya #HLBfruits #FruitUpYourHealth #KidsLoveIt #healthysnackideas #breakfastfood #nonGMO #nonGMOpapaya

Sometimes papayas develop freckles, as shown in this picture. They are a natural occurrence and not a sign of decay. In fact, papayas with lots of freckles have a higher vitamin C content! The spots are a sign that the plant underwent extreme conditions, such as high temperatures or a cold snap. So next time you see papayas with lots of spots, don’t be shy and pick one up. 😊
#papaya #papayafreckles #papayaspots #healthypapaya #healthybreakfastideas #FormosaPapaya #LargePapaya #HLBpapaya #HLBfruits #FruitUpYourHealth #KidsLoveIt #healthysnackideas #breakfastfood #nonGMO #nonGMOpapaya
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Our European team is at @fruitlogistica enjoying the last day of the show. Hall 23, Stand B01 in the Brazilian Pavilion, in case you’re around and want to come say hi! 
#FruitLogistica #FruitLogistica2022 #HLBTROPICALFOOD #BrazilianFruits #Brazil #tropicalfruits #berlin #tradeshow #papaya

Our European team is at @fruitlogistica enjoying the last day of the show. Hall 23, Stand B01 in the Brazilian Pavilion, in case you’re around and want to come say hi!
#FruitLogistica #FruitLogistica2022 #HLBTROPICALFOOD #BrazilianFruits #Brazil #tropicalfruits #berlin #tradeshow #papaya
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See you in Berlin next week!  Come meet the team of our German office at Hall 23, Stand B01 in the Brazilian Pavilion and talk tropical fruits & more!
#FruitLogistica #Berlin #Tradeshow #HLBgroup #HLBtropicalfood #HLBspecialties

See you in Berlin next week! Come meet the team of our German office at Hall 23, Stand B01 in the Brazilian Pavilion and talk tropical fruits & more!
#FruitLogistica #Berlin #Tradeshow #HLBgroup #HLBtropicalfood #HLBspecialties
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Did you know? One Papaya has enough vitamin C to cover your daily requirement, plus antioxidants, vitamin A & B and much more. They are an excellent digestive aid and consuming them daily supports a healthy nutrition! 
Visit our new website for more papaya info. 🧡 HLBinfo.com 🧡
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#papaya #wellness #healthysnackideas #tropicalfruits #exoticfruit #kidsLoveIt #fruitUpYourHealth #vegan #vegetarian #vitamincfoods #vitaminC #crohns #type2diabetes #eatingwell #breakfastfood #floridavegan #fruitsbasket

Did you know? One Papaya has enough vitamin C to cover your daily requirement, plus antioxidants, vitamin A & B and much more. They are an excellent digestive aid and consuming them daily supports a healthy nutrition!
Visit our new website for more papaya info. 🧡 HLBinfo.com 🧡

#papaya #wellness #healthysnackideas #tropicalfruits #exoticfruit #kidsLoveIt #fruitUpYourHealth #vegan #vegetarian #vitamincfoods #vitaminC #crohns #type2diabetes #eatingwell #breakfastfood #floridavegan #fruitsbasket
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Want to step up your cocktail game? Use dragon fruit slices as a garnish and have your friends wondering if you went to mixology school. (Also great for kids’ juice drinks!) Cheers! 😎
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#dragonfruit #cocktailgarnish #yellowdragonfruit #whitedragonfruit #cocktailsofinstagram #tropicalfruits #exoticfruit #cheerstotheweekend #fridayjr #fruitjuice #HLBfruits

Want to step up your cocktail game? Use dragon fruit slices as a garnish and have your friends wondering if you went to mixology school. (Also great for kids’ juice drinks!) Cheers! 😎

#dragonfruit #cocktailgarnish #yellowdragonfruit #whitedragonfruit #cocktailsofinstagram #tropicalfruits #exoticfruit #cheerstotheweekend #fridayjr #fruitjuice #HLBfruits
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Fruit Up Your Health with HLB fruits! 
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#YellowDragonFruit #PassionFruit #Rambutan #SugarMango #Goldenberries #FYE #TropicalFruits #Healthysnackideas #KidsLoveIt #HLBfruits

Fruit Up Your Health with HLB fruits!
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#YellowDragonFruit #PassionFruit #Rambutan #SugarMango #Goldenberries #FYE #TropicalFruits #Healthysnackideas #KidsLoveIt #HLBfruits
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