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Best Winter Vegetables to Import from Turkey

It is always healthier to consume vegetables that grow in season. This is because the vegetables grown in the season ripen naturally. In this way, the vitamins and minerals in the vegetable preserve its nutritional value. In addition, all vegetables and fruits grown in season are much tastier. 

When it comes to the winter seasons, following a healthy diet that will strengthen the immune system is necessary. At this point, natural and delicious winter vegetables with high nutritional value are preferred. In winter, tasty vegetables add flavor to the tables at every meal of the day.  Healthful and delicious vegetables such as cabbage, onions, spinach, leeks, carrots, parsley, radishes, garlic, and celery are among winter vegetables.

Turkey is a country with fertile centuries-old lands where all seasons are happening. For this reason, almost every winter vegetable is produced in these fertile lands. Turkey is a country both self-sufficient and exports some of the winter vegetables. This article will examine the winter vegetables exported from Turkey to different countries. Let's explore the winter vegetables produced and exported in Turkey together.

Onion

Onion is a winter vegetable with numerous health benefits. Such that this vegetable is known as a natural remedy against diseases. Onion has miraculous benefits such as reducing the risk of various types of cancer, protecting skin and hair health, and strengthening the immune system. Although chopping onions makes you cry so much, this vegetable is the main character of many dishes. Also, it can be consumed both raw and cooked.

According to 2021 data, approximately 105 million tons of onions were produced in 5.5 million hectares of land in 138 countries. Furthermore, according to the data from the Food and Agriculture Organization, Turkey is among the leading countries in onion production globally and ranks 5th. In 2021, 2.5 million tons of onion production was realized in Turkey. Also, Turkey exported 221 thousand tons of onions in 2021. In the ongoing 2021-2022 agricultural season, the countries that import the most onions from Turkey are Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Iraq, and Georgia, respectively.

Onions are produced in almost every region of Turkey. The areas where production is concentrated are Central Anatolia and the Central Black Sea. Besides, the provinces where production is most intense are Ankara, Çorum, and Amasya.

Garlic

Garlic is a winter vegetable belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family. Thanks to the vitamins and minerals in garlic, it is a powerful and natural source of antioxidants. This vegetable, consumed fresh during the winter months, is also known as a natural antibiotic source. Therefore, it is recommended to be consumed in winter for a healthier and more resistant immune system. 

Garlic is a delicious vegetable that adds flavor to dishes in the food industry. Other sectors also benefit from the miraculous features of garlic. The cosmetics industry especially benefits from garlic. There are shampoos and conditioners with garlic extract for healthy and lush hair.

Garlic, popularly known as a natural source of antibiotics, is produced in Turkey. In addition, Taşköprü garlic grown in Kastamonu is on the European Union Geographically Indicated Products list. This special garlic grown in Turkey is a registered agricultural product of Turkey. 

The garlic cultivation area in Turkey is approximately 12.7 thousand hectares. In addition, garlic production in Turkey exceeded 136 thousand tons in 2021, 117 thousand tons of which were dried, and 20 thousand tons of which were fresh. The province where garlic is produced the most is Kastamonu, located in the Black Sea Region. Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, Aksaray and Tokay followed Kastamonu. 

Celery

Celery, indispensable for winter tables, is a vegetable belonging to the Apiaceae family. It is a low-calorie vegetable and has many health benefits. It is a vegetable especially rich in vitamins C and K. Thanks to this feature, it regulates blood circulation, repairs cells, and gives energy.

Celery is suitable for growing in regions where the winters are warm and the summers are not very dry. This plant is not ideal for growing at low and high temperatures. The optimum temperature range for celery is 15 to 20 Celsus degrees. Besides, the region where celery production is common in Turkey is the Mediterranean. Every year in Turkey, 15-20 thousand tons of celery is produced on approximately 1200-1500 hectares of land. 

Spinach

The vegetable that comes to mind as a winter vegetable is undoubtedly spinach. Also, spinach is an iconic vegetable that a generation grew up with Popeye. The role of consuming spinach for a strong and healthy immune system is essential. Spinach contains plenty of vitamins A, C, E, and B. It is an essential vegetable for cardiovascular diseases and eye health. In addition, it has a protective effect against cancer and accelerates metabolism.

Spinach is a vegetable suitable for growing in cool climates. In particular, it is unsuitable for growing in hot and dry weather. The ideal temperature range for spinach to grow is 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. The annual production of spinach, which is widely cultivated worldwide, is approximately 30 million tons. Turkey is in the 4th place in the world in spinach production. About 220 thousand tons of spinach are produced in Turkey every year.

Spinach grows very limited in the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey, where there is heavy rainfall. However, it is a vegetable that can be grown in regions other than this. According to current data, Aegean is the region that produces the most in Turkey. Central Anatolia, the Black Sea, Marmara, and the Mediterranean followed the Aegean Region.

Import Natural Winter Vegetables at the Best Price with Turkish Goods

Turkish Goods has one of the largest supplier databases in Turkey. It offers unrivaled service to its solution partners who want to import the best quality and natural vegetables from Turkey. Turkish Goods provides the best service to its customers in 13 languages. In addition, it offers the best price quote within 48 hours.

Turkish Goods is the best choice if you want to supply products from the Turkish market. You can import vegetables produced under the best conditions in Turkey to your location, regardless of where you are. If you want to import winter vegetables from Turkey, contact us and we will start your import process quickly. 

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