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Food-related trivia about the Netherlands

With the Dutch egg-scandal currently dominating news headlines here in Holland, the timing couldn’t be better for sharing fifteen food-related bits of trivia about the Netherlands…

Dutch eggs in carton

  1. The Netherlands is the largest egg exporter in the world (Source)
  2. The Netherlands is the largest onion exporter in the world (Source)
  3. The Netherlands is the largest potato exporter in the world (Source)
  4. The Netherlands is the largest tulip exporter in the world (Source)
  5. The Netherlands is the largest pear exporter in the world (Source)
  6. The Netherlands is the second largest fruit and vegetable seed exporter in the world, behind #1 – United States (Source)
  7. The Netherlands is the second largest fresh vegetable exporter in the world, behind #1 – China (Source)
  8. The Netherlands is the second largest tomato exporter in the world, behind #1 – Mexico (Source)
  9. The Netherlands is the second largest sweet pepper exporter in the world, behind #1 – Spain (Source)
  10. The Netherlands is the second largest cheese exporter in the world, behind #1 – Germany (Source)
  11. The Netherlands is the largest poultry exporter in the EU, third in the world behind #1 – Brazil, #2 – United States (Source)
  12. The Netherlands is the largest agricultural exporter in the EU, second in the world behind #1 – United States (Source)
  13. The Netherlands is the largest cocoa bean importer in the world (Source)
  14. The Netherlands has the highest per capita consumption of coffee in the world (Source)
  15. The Netherlands is the fourth largest fresh fruit exporter in the world, behind #1 – United States, #2 – Spain, #3 – Chile (Source)

pears in Dutch supermarket

 

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SOUTH HOLLAND EXPAT FOOD STORES
SOUTH HOLLAND REGIONAL FOODS

 

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