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Saturday, December 04, 2004

ONION TRADE
Products in the export market:

(White, Red, Yellow & Green)Onion whole peeled , Diced , Sliced, Onion Powder, Granulated, Ground, Minced, Chopped to required sizes, kibbled, Toasted, Agglomerated, Custom Blends & Specialty Products, Onion Puree, Dehydrated onions fried in vegetable oils, Grilled, Char-grilled and Flame-grilled, Caramelized, Smoked, Marinated, Cooked and Boiled, Canned onions, Frozen Onions.Onions are high in energy and water content. They are low in calories, and have a generous amount of B6, B1, and Folic acid. Onions contain chemicals which help fight the free radicals in our bodies

Besides India and China, the other major onion producing countries are Turkey, Pakistan, Brazil, United States of America, Iran, Spain and Japan.

In India, major onion growing states are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. India produces all three varieties of onion – red, yellow and white

Major importers from USA are: Canada, Australia Germany, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa Sweden, United Kingdom.India, Peru & China are major exporters to USA & other countries.

India produces around 4 million metric tons of onion annually and is the 2nd largest onion producer in the world, first being China.India’s onion exports cater mainly to the neighboring South East Asian countries and some Middle East nations. Malaysia, UAE, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore and Saudi Arabia account for the major share of exports from India. Indian Exports have been allowed only after domestic requirements have been met