Kale has become an industry for billions in the world

Hong Kong
Published Feb 24, 2021

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Kale is considered a real superfood because of its high content of nutrients. Almost 2 million tons of kale are traded annually in the world. The leader remains China, and the largest importer is the United States. In our country, however, this food is not very well known. In 2017, worldwide, the areas with different cabbage crops occupied 2.5 million ha. The leaders are China with 1.4 million ha and Angola - with 125.5 thousand ha, according to the website Agroportal.

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In Bulgaria in 2017, cabbage crops were grown on 1,848 ha. Among all the variety of different varieties and types of cabbage can be found kale (Brassica oleracea var. Sabellica). This cabbage falls into the category of healthy eating products. Due to the high content of vitamins, useful nutrients, macro- and microelements, kale is often called a superfood. Every year, exports to the world exceed 1.8 million tons of kale with a total value of more than 1.15 billion dollars. The top 5 world exporters confidently include China - 16.3% of total world exports, the United States - 10.4%, the Netherlands - 3.9%, Italy - 3.2%, and also Spain - 3.2% . China primarily exports kale to Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Russia, Singapore and South Korea. The largest increase in exports in three years showed three countries: Canada (+ 44.8%), Italy (+ 41.5%) and China (+ 29.4%). The biggest decline among the leaders was registered in Mexico (-28.1%), Germany (-10.7%), as well as ...
Source: Agrozona
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