All posts in "Legumes sector"
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DRY LEGUMES

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Beans:Under a variety of Spanish names (beans, name of Arab origin, beans, American origin or beans, beans …) these legumes of American origin were introduced in Spain and quickly spread throughout the province, perhaps because of its Similarity to the existing local types of legumes. Tremendously versatile, these legumes have given rise to a multitude […]

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GREEN AND CANNED LEGUMES

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Legumes are the seeds that contain the plants of the legume family (Fabaceae). This family is very broad, but the plants used for human and animal feeding are relatively few. Usually, legumes have a spongy white flesh, white, and their size is very different. Likewise, although in most cases the form is very varied, the […]

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FOREIGN TRADE OF LEGUMES

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Despite increases in domestic production of dried beans, chickpeas and lentils, harvests are insufficient to meet domestic demand, so we must resort to imports. In 2014 imported just less than 232,580 tons of dried vegetables. Some 45,000 tonnes of beans, 78,000 tonnes of lentils and 59,000 tonnes of chickpeas were purchased abroad. The main suppliers […]

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CONSUMPTION OF LEGUMES

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

The Spanish legume market continued to grow during the last fiscal year to 302,000 tonnes. At the end of the last decade the apparent consumption in our country represented a much smaller 185,000 tons. Domestic production barely accounts for 25.5% of total consumption, so imports are an essential resource to supply domestic demand. Some data, […]

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BUSINESS STRUCTURE OF LEGUMES SECTOR

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

The business sector of legumes has been characterized by a very conservative character, with medium-sized companies and little modernization. The crisis situation has caused important changes in the business structure, with the implementation of several investment projects and a trend towards the emergence of new presentations that diversify commercial offers. In the same sense, the […]

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PRODUCTION OF LEGUMES

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

The area of legume grain in the marketing year 2014/15 reached 275 thousand hectares. The national production was 220 thousand tons. The main grain producing region is Castilla La Mancha, followed by Castilla y León. With regard to Europe, the cultivation of legumes for human consumption has a great tradition because these crops make rotations […]