The European Union produces the highest percentage of processed fruit and vegetables worldwide: approximately 42.3% of total production covering the needs of consumers worldwide.
Fruit and vegetables intended for processing are harvested at the peak of their ripeness and processed a few hours later, preserving their nutrient ingredients. On the contrary, the fresh fruits and vegetables are often collected long before their nutritional content reached the maximum and several days pass in order to reach the retail and only afterwards, these are eaten. Processed fruits and vegetables are equally fresh and play an important role in a balanced diet, especially in the recommendation of the World Food and Agriculture Organization regarding the five portions of fruits and vegetables per day.
Romania is the fifth largest fruit and vegetables producer in the European Union as a whole and thus, their processing is extremely developed offering a very wide range of excellent quality safe products, without preservatives, according to the tradition of Romanian farmers.
Tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, cauliflower and beets, mushrooms, are some of the vegetables processed and sold on the European and world market: canned (mushrooms), in water, as pickles (cucumbers, peppers, beets and cauliflower), in sauce, paste or juice (tomato).
Apples, pears, apricots, cherries and sour cherries, plums and Magiun – canned, as jam or juice, whereas dried fruit and nuts are the most important products of the country, being available worldwide.
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