These 8 countries that produce the most onion in the world account for around 65 percent of the global onion output. For centuries, onion has been one of the most consumed crops on the planet. According to the BBC article, written records show that our ancestors used different varieties of the vegetable in almost every dish they made 4,000 years ago. Moreover the crop’s trade dates back to 2,000BC.
Besides being rich in vitamins C and A, onions contain chromium, which regulates blood pressure, and quercetin that decreases the risk of cancer. Moreover, the vegetable lowers the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and blood sugar, reduces inflammations, and it can be used as a pain reliever.
Today, onion is third most eaten vegetable in the US, right after tomato and potato. Globally, 84,758,191 tons of onions are produced, while the vegetable ranks as first by harvested area. In terms of how much onion is eaten per capita annually, Libya with 34kg and Albania with 33kg lead the list of onion lovers. Like in our previous ranking of countries that produce the most oranges in the world Asian states dominate the list.
In order to determine which are 8 countries that produce the most onion, we relied on latest UN data.