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This article was originally published in Foodnews

GERMANS consumed an average of 95.4 kilos of fresh and processed vegetables in 2011 – higher consumption than ever before, according to the German Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. Tomatoes are still by far the most popular, with an average of 25.2kg per capita. Then came onions at 8.5kg, followed by carrots and beetroot, which together totaled 8kg. The vast majority (92%) of fresh vegetables consumed in Germany come from within the EU. Its largest suppliers are the Netherlands at 1.13 million tonnes, Spain (921 000 tonnes), Italy (274 000 tonnes) and France (154 000 tonnes).


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