This article will bring you to the list of the largest fruit and vegetable producing countries in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. It is increasingly important to increase producing the capacity of food industry, as the population of the Earth is continually growing. The largest grain producers in the world, such as Germany who makes a lot of Rye, or China, who is the largest producer of wheat in the world in 2016, are also important exporters of these particular grains. China is, of course, also the largest rice producing country. When it comes to who’s the largest producer of pulses in the world, then India is by far the largest, with estimates putting production at 1 million tonnes in 2014.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three largest fruit and vegetable producing countries in the world from their list.
The first one is Spain, a nation that produced over 17.7 million tonnes of fruits and 14.1 million tonnes of vegetables.The European country produces loads of fresh fruit and vegetables and is known to export primarily citrus fruits, both fresh and dries, as well as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and other similar fruits, as well as apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums and so on. When it comes to vegetables, Spain is known for its exports of tomatoes, lettuce and chicory, cucumbers, onions, garlic, leeks and more, both fresh, chilled and frozen. The second country is Egypt. country that managed to produce over 11.6 million tonnes of fruits and 19.3 million tonnes of vegetables in 2014. Egypt exports large quantities of citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and other similar fruits, as well as grapes, dates, figs, and more, both fresh or dried. When it comes to vegetables, Egypt’s largest export group is onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other similar vegetables, followed by potatoes, dried leguminous veggies, and tomatoes, both fresh and chilled or frozen. The last one for today on our list is Turkey. In 2016, Turkey produced 14.2 million tonnes of fruits and 28.1 million tonnes of vegetables. Turkey’s main fruit exports are various types of nuts, citrus fruits, grapes, apricots, prunes, apples, peaches, pears, as well as dates, figs, apricots, cherries, peaches, and nectarines, to name a few. In terms of vegetables, Turkey exports loads of leguminous vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, onions, carrots, turnips, and more, both fresh or chilled, as well as dried whole, cut or powdered.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 largest fruit and vegetable producing countries in the world