Food - Drink
Most Of The World's Broccoli And Cauliflower Comes From This Country
By KATHERINE BECK
You often find broccoli and cauliflower next to each together in grocery stores and on restaurant menus, which makes sense, since these cruciferous vegetables belong to the same family. Both of these veggies were first cultivated in the Mediterranean, but today's top global producer of broccoli and cauliflower is in a different region entirely.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, mainland China grew roughly 9.5 million metric tons of broccoli and cauliflower combined in 2020. India followed not far behind, with 8.8 million metric tons of these two veggies produced in that same year, though the U.S. was a distant third at 1.3 million metric tons.
In the past 5 years, the amount of broccoli and cauliflower grown in China has gone up about 20%, and the country has seen positive economic results from this agricultural evolution. The biggest importers of Chinese broccoli and cauliflower are other Asian countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Singapore.