Increases fruit and vegetable consumption in Spain by 11%

Consumption of fruit and vegetables in Spain has increased by 11% compared to last year, reaching 188 kilos per capita. The Consumer Panel of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food confirms an increase of 19 kilos per person per year.

Of this figure, 9 kilos were fruits, 7 kilos correspond to vegetables and 3 kilos to potatoes. The study covers the period from October 2019 to September 2020.

During this period the consumption of fruits in Spanish households amounts to the amount of 101 kilos per person per year and has as protagonists oranges, bananas and apples. The consumption of oranges is fixed at 17.4 kilos and bananas and apples at 14 kilos. These consumptions account for 10% more compared to the previous period.

In the case of vegetables, Spanish households have consumed 64 kilos until September 2020, an increase of 7 kilos per person compared to the same period of the previous year. The onion, with 8 kilos of consumption, the peppers, with 6 kilos and the lettuce, with 4.5 kilos, have stood out against the rest of the vegetables. Potato is the favorite tuber of Spanish consumers, with an expense of 23 kilos per head during the period studied: it is 3 kilos more than the previous one and a growth of 15%.

This growth has been boosted during the months of confinement, in which Spanish households turned more to fruits, vegetables and vegetables in their diet. During the month of March this group grew by 13%, in April by 40%, by 22% in May and by 11% in June compared to the figures for 2019.

Vegetables, fruits and vegetables are protagonists of our dishes because we link them to good health, as they provide vitamins and other complete nutrients that improve our immune system. For this reason, the feeding of the youngest in the house during the confinement period also leaned towards fruits, vegetables and legumes, as confirmed by the VII Nestlé Observatory on Nutritional Habits and Lifestyles of Families.

Follow us on

Related news

Agrométodos enters the world of micro-organisms

According to the New Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 on EU fertilising products, a “fertilising product” is “a substance, mixture, micro-organism or any other material, applied or intended to be applied on plants or their rhizosphere or on fungi or their mycosphere, or intended to constitute the rhizosphere or mycosphere, either on its own or mixed with […]

CORRIZ·AM®: a natural root stimulator capable of increasing the enzymatic activities of Dehydrogenase and β-Glucosidase in the rhizosphere.

One of the indicators used to measure soil health is the magnitude of the activity of different soil enzymes, which are biological catalysts of microbial origin that, when found in their active form in the rhizosphere, facilitate the reactions that release nutrients and produce beneficial bioactive substances causing less wear to the plant.   Enzymes […]

More committed than ever to agriculture and society, donating medical supplies

The exceptional situation that all of society is experiencing due to the COVID-19 health crisis has led Agrométodos to adopt extraordinary measures in terms of safety, hygiene and cleanliness at all company facilities (offices, factories and warehouses), in accordance with the recommendations of the Healthcare Authorities. In this sense, an internal contingency protocol was established […]

Welcome to Agrométodos!

We use cookies to give you the best experience.

You can find out more about which cookies we are using or deactivate them in the SETTINGS.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy settings

This website uses cookies so that we can offer you the best possible user experience.

Strictly necessary cookies must always be activated so that we can save your cookie settings preferences.

Name Domain Function Duration
wp-wpml_current_language Stores the current language. 1 day

Decline all Services
Accept all Services