Ecuador: Top banana exporter worldwide
Did you know that 3 out of every 10 bananas eaten worldwide come from Ecuador?
Ecuador is the world’s first exporter of bananas. The country has perfect weather and conditions, such as soil. Optimal for growing bananas and in general for agriculture. As a matter of fact, “Banana exports comprise a large proportion of all exports from the country” http://www.unep.ch
Furthermore, the country is also big on tuna. It also produces tropical fruits such as mango, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, guayaba and naranjilla. Some of them are very unique and can be only found in or near Ecuador.
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Other interesting facts
In addition to all this bountiful supply of fruits and vegetables, Ecuador has a very interesting culture. It is a product of the mixture of Incas, Spanish, and other pre-Incan cultures whose legacy remains until these days.
Located at 0 latitude, the country allows visitors to experience stunning nature and also a multiplicity of living cultures.
In addition, with its relatively small territory ( 98.985 square miles), Ecuador has the biggest biodiversity per area in the world and according to a study undertaken by conservation International, Ecuador ranked among the 17 megadiverse countries in the world.
Furthermore, I have found bananas from Ecuador in many places while traveling. First when I was living briefly in California, now that I live in Norway and in other places in Europe. In addition, our large production of bananas is what makes people refer to Ecuador oftentimes, as the “Banana Republic”.
In conclusion, make sure to check if your bananas are from Ecuador next time you get some.
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