Where (in the World!) Your Fruits and Vegetables Come from: An Interactive Finder
Countries worldwide are steadily supplying more and more produce to Americans eager to “eat fresh” year-round
U.S. farmers grow a lot of produce, but imports are filling most of the rising demand, especially during winter months. So where do your bananas, eggplants, kiwis and okra come from? You may be surprised. The interactive graphic below lists the global region of origin, volume of imports, and increase over time for more than 150 fruits and vegetables. Now that’s a salad.—Mark Fischetti and Jen Christiansen
For more maps showing how imports vary by season, and graphics on how consumer tastes for some notable edibles have evolved, click on the image below.
This article was originally published with the title "Where (in the World!) Your Fruits and Vegetables Come from: An Interactive Finder" in Scientific American 309, 3, (September 2013)