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Pepper Export From Turkey

Pepper, which is a perennial plant in tropical climates, is among the edible vegetables. Pepper, which is a vegetable that can be consumed in many different ways, has a very important place for the consumers in the world.

Pepper Production in Turkey

Being a tropical climate vegetable, pepper is a perennial plant consumed both freshly and in many areas such as meals, fried foods, pickles, ready-to-eat foods, frozen products, sauce making and canned food. In addition, as it is used in dye production. The pharmaceutical industry also uses it because of the antioxidant substance of capsaicin, which gives bitterness

Pepper Export From Turkey


Fresh pepper exporters from Turkey, exports of Turkish peppers increased by 35.38% in 2020 when compared to the previous year amounting to 150,710 tons and increased by 54.87% over the past five years. Fresh pepper export is an attractive field of activity for many companies. Due to its good taste and high content of health substances, there is a year-round demand for this product.



Where Does Pepper Grow?

Peppers are mostly grown in the the Aegean, Marmara and Mediterranean regions. Pepper cultivation is also carried out in all regions except cold and high plateaus. In the winter season, in Demre, Antalya, are grown most of the peppers exported from Turkey: yellow, green, purple and red peppers, Hungarian green peppers and bell peppers, Charleston and chile peppers, California red and yellow peppers, Capya and Bianca peppers.


Province by Province Regions with the Most Pepper Growing

It is mostly grown in the Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara regions of our country. In the Mediterranean region, the Demre district of Antalya is seen as the district that grows pepper the most. In addition, Çanakkale ranks first in Turkey in capia pepper production in the Marmara region. Since pepper varieties are quite different, when considered in terms of capia pepper production, respectively; Çanakkale, Manisa, Adana, Şanlıurfa, Antalya, Bursa, Samsun are among the provinces where pepper is grown the most in Turkey. Pepper is grown in all regions of our country, except for the provinces with cold climates.

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