Fresh fruit is not only healthy but delicious as well. According to the Federal Office for Food and Agriculture, the Germans consume as much as 69.5 kilograms of fruit per year per person. The sales figures of fresh fruit and market fruit sales are regularly evaluated to calculate the per capita consumption in Germany based on this. This number provides information about which fruits the Germans love the most.
21.3 kilograms of apples per year are consumed per capita.
Per capita, 12.4 kilograms of bananas are consumed annually
3. Table grapes
Per capita, 5.3 kilograms of table grapes are consumed annually
Per capita, 3.9 kilograms of peaches are consumed annually.
Peaches can also be grown in Germany, but Germany plays a rather subordinate role among the world's largest peach producers. Peaches are sold primarily as fresh or preserved fruit.
Each year 3.5 kilograms of strawberries are consumed per capita
In Germany, over 140,000 tons of strawberries were harvested in 2018. In addition, one imported 103,000 tons.
Every year, 3.1 kilograms of soft fruit (huckleberries, elderberries and other berry fruits such as cranberries) are eaten per capita
Per capita 2.6 kilograms of pears are consumed annually
2.2 kilograms of sweet and sour cherries are consumed per capita every year. In Germany, sour cherries are grown mainly in Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony and Thuringia. In total, more than twenty thousand tons are harvested throughout Germany every year.
9. Ribes, gooseberries, blackberries and raspberries
1.9 kilograms of ribes, gooseberries, blackberries and raspberries are consumed per capita every year. With a harvest of 13,000 tons, Germany takes fourth place in the world production of currants.
10. plums, damson plums, mirabelles
Each year, 0.9 kilograms of plums, damson plums and mirabelle plums are consumed per capita. In Germany, about 71 percent of the harvest comes from Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.
In total, more than 12 million tons of plums are harvested annually worldwide.
Each year 0.9 kilograms of apricots are consumed per capita.