The growing popularity of exotic fruits and vegetables in the Indian market

Published Nov 12, 2021

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Indians have been enjoying exotic fruits and vegetables like mushrooms, tangy kiwis, green olives, fresh broccoli, dragon fruit, and many other items. These items have been gaining popularity in recent times among the urban population and gourmet hotels, eateries.

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Indians have been enjoying exotic fruits and vegetables like mushrooms, tangy kiwis, green olives, fresh broccoli, dragon fruit and many other items. These items have been gaining popularity in recent times among the urban population and gourmet hotels, eateries. While they are imported from all over the world, India too has begun its production as the market grew significantly. The Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu produces the finest quality of lettuce, while freshly grown avocados can be found in Himachal Pradesh. India is the second-largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, and at the same time, it is a significant market for gourmet products. In 2018, India imported fruits and vegetables worth US$3 billion while in 2019, the figure dropped to US$1.2 billion. The growth of international food in India is being closely followed by the domestic production of international foods, which itself is growing at 14-16 per cent. The Government of India announced to provide ...
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