World’s biggest fruit eaters REVEALED in interactive map (and neither Britain or the US is near the bottom)
- Our World in Data has revealed the nations that eat the most fruit each year
- Caribbean island Dominica eats the most fruit with 387.18kg eaten a year
Dominica is home to the world’s biggest fruit eaters, data shows.
People on the Caribbean island eat 387.2kg of fruit a year, on average.
That is the equivalent to approximately 1,500 apples or 2,500 bananas each.
In comparison, people in the UK get through 86.4kg of fruit a year, the most recent data from 2020 shows.
This puts the UK 65th in the international league table.
Meanwhile, the US ranks 51st, with the average American eating 93.8kg of fruit per year.
Fruit consumption data, shared by Our World in Data, an Oxford University-backed platform, is available for 195 countries.
The results were calculated by dividing the total weight of fruit consumed by the population.
A fascinating interactive map published by Our World in Data — which MailOnline app users can see by clicking here — shows the rates globally.
Greece (142kg), Portugal (130.5kg) and Italy (129.9kg) eat the most fruit in Europe, the data shows.
At the other end of the scale globally came Zambia (4.6kg), Chad (7.1kg) and Togo (7.4kg).
Researchers also split the data into different types of fruit revealing that the average person in the UK eats 20.3kg of oranges, 17.1kg of apples and 13.8kg of bananas per year, just to name a few.
In comparison, people in the US consume 25.8kg of oranges, 15.5kg of apples and 11.2kg of bananas.
People on the Caribbean island of Dominica, pictured, consume the most fruit in the world and eat a whopping 387.18kg of fruit a year, according to Our World in Data statistics from 2020
The west African county of Gambia, pictured, eats the least fruit according to Our World in Data statistics from 2020. People in the country eat 4.61kg a year
World’s biggest fruit eaters
- Dominica 387.18kg
- Dominican Republic 353.04kg
- Guyana 294.05kg
- Papua New Guinea 214.97kg
- Sao Tome and Principe 200.98kg
- Uganda 200.89kg
- Albania 190.80 kg
- Ghana 179.59kg
- Malawi 174.02kg
- Samoa 157.71kg
Countries which eat the least fruit
- Gambia 4.61kg
- Zambia 7.01kg
- Chad 7.05kg
- Togo 7.35kg
- Ethiopia 12.21kg
- Mauritania 12.37kg
- Mongolia 13.10kg
- Cambodia 13.76kg
- East Timor 13.82kg
- Lesotho 14.81kg