Grapes are widely popular as a fruit and they come in several varieties. Apart from eating the grapes raw, there are much other uses of the grapes. These grapes are primary ingredient for wine production and grapes are also used for manufacturing the raisins. In addition to this, the food industry uses grapes for various purposes like making jam and juice.
These grapes are really rich in anti-oxidants and they also help the body in reducing the risk of cancer. Apart from this, there are many different colors of grapes available and most common are red, green, pink, black, blue and yellow. As per the historians, the human civilization started cultivating grapes over 7000 years ago and since then they have found use in many things.
In this article, we have listed the top 10 grapes producing countries in the world and here is the list.
Iran is located in western part of Asia and the country is known to be one of the highest producers of grapes in the Asian region. In addition to this, the country also has 11 different type of climates which ensures that all types of grapes are easily grown in the country. Talking about the statistics, the country produces over 2.25 Million Tonnes of grapes every year. The grapes from Iran are quite resistant to diseases and they are known to be of really good quality. Most of the grapes produced in Iran are used for producing raisins.
Next on our list is India. The country is the heart of Asia and the country produces over 2.27 Million tonnes of grapes every year. There are many vineyards in the country and the most popular among all is Sula Vineyard. The grapes grown in India are mainly of two varieties and they are black and green. In addition to this, the grapes in India are used for making wine, jams, raisin and raw eating. In addition to this, the grapes produced here are seedless which are surely among the best when we talk about the quality of the grapes.
Argentina is located in the southern region of South America and apart from football, the country is also known for its grape production. The country has sub-tropical and polar climate and the climate here is just perfect for the production of the grapes. Coupled with the technology, the country stands on 8th rank in terms of the grape production and the country produces over 2.62 Million tons of grapes every year. The production is one rise because of the improvement in technology related to the agriculture.
We also have Chile on our list and the country produces over 2.8 Million tonnes of grapes every year. Chile is also a country in South America and the climate here is similar to that of Argentina. In addition to this, the china has many vineyards situated in the foothills of the Andes and the country produces fruits like apples, peaches, pears and apart from these fruits, the country is also known for the production of wheat, garlic, beans, corn and onion. The climate offers a lot of comparative advantage to the country.
On number 6, we have Turkey and the country is located in western part of Asia and the southeastern part of Europe. In addition to this, the country produces over 4.25 million tonnes of grapes every year and climate of the country surely helps in the production enhancing the production as well as the quality of the grapes produced. The country has a variety of climate and the cold climate in a certain region of the country is just perfect for the growth of grapes.
The country needs no introduction as the country is famous for many things. Talking about the geographical location, the country is located in the western part of Europe. The country had always been known to be one of the largest exporters of agricultural goods. In addition to this, France produces over 5.89 million tonnes of grapes every year. The country uses grapes for producing rose wines and in addition to this, another quality of the wine is also very popular in the country.
On number 4, we have Spain. The country produces over 6.11 million tonnes of grapes every year and a large portion of this is also exported. The wide irrigation network of the country helps in the production of grapes and apart from that, the country is also known to be a producer of strawberries, mangos, tomatoes and other such agricultural products. Wine production is also very popular in Spain and there are many vineyards which turn the domestic grapes into the wine.
3. The United States of America
Interestingly, we also have the United States of America on our list and the country produces over 6.24 Million tonnes of grape every year. Most of this production is used for internal consumption and a very little amount is actually exported out of the country. The country has a variety of climate and the irrigational network of the country is also quite amazing which helps in the production of grapes which are later turned into the jam and wine.
Italy is one second rank on our list and it produces over 7.8 Million tonnes of grapes every year. In addition to this, Italy is also known to be the largest wine producer in the world. The wine industry in Italy uses the grapes produced here and thus benefiting from the internal produce. A major portion of the wine is also consumed in the country as it is a part of Italian cuisine and talking about the other agricultural products produced in Italy, the list includes olives, oranges, pears, apricots, lemons, peaches, plums, strawberries, kiwi and much more.
On number 1 we have china. The country produces over 8.66 million tonnes of grapes every year and the country exports the majority of its produce. In addition to this, the country is also known to implement advanced technology to improve the production capabilities of the grapes so as to meet the global demand for this exotic fruit. The country mainly produces seedless grapes which are amazing for wine production.
These are the countries which produce the major portion of the grapes in the world. Apart from these, countries like Brazil, Germany, and Greece also produce a high quantity of grapes which is used for making wine. If you are fond of grapes then remember, the wine is also known to be good for the heart.