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Slovenians ate an average 104 kilos of vegetables per capita last year, but only grew 38% of what they consumed at home, so they had to depend on imported greens (Photo: harvest2u.com)

Slovenians Better at Eating Their Veg

Slovenians appear to have become more conscious about their diet with the latest statistics showing a 8% surge in vegetable consumption per capita last year.

Slovenians ate an average 104 kilos of vegetables per capita last year, but only grew 38% of what they consumed at home, so they had to depend on imported greens.

Cereals remain the staple of Slovenian diet with consumption at 114 kilos per capita last year, data from the Statistics Office shows.

But while Slovenians produce most of their cereals at home (78%), the self-sufficiency rate for honey, one of the most popular and valued foods in Slovenia, dropped by a staggering 59 percentage points from 2013.

Battered by adverse weather conditions and parasites, Slovenian beekeepers produced only about 500 tonnes of liquid honey, less than a quarter of what the Slovenians consume.

The ratio between domestic production and consumption was higher for potatoes at 68%, but much better in the case of meat at 81%.

Domestic producers put out 139,800 tonnes of meat last year, most of which was pork, and domestic consumption totalled 172,800 tonnes.

Source: sloveniatimes.com

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