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Artichokes Production and Growth in Australia (2020)

Artichokes Production and Growth in Australia (2020)


Artichokes Production and Growth in Australia (2020)


Australia is a nation where many vegetables are found in abundance. One of these vegetables can be identified as artichokes. In fact, an area where artichokes are majorly harvested is Victoria. Some of the other smaller states also produce artichokes but in lower quantities.   Moreover, the majority of the vegetables that are grown in Australia are meant for the fresh markets, with a smaller portion reserved for the export market.


  1. 6% of Australian families bought this vegetable. This amounts to an average of 479 grams of artichokes per shopping trip.
  2. The supply produced per capita was recorded at 17g, based on the volume supplied.
  3. Four hundred fifty-two tonnes of this vegetable were produced in 2020, and the total value amounts to $1.0 million.

Benefits of Artichokes

It is known that eating healthy can be a treat for the liver. Since it is the largest organ in our body, with many functions to perform such as storing energy, digesting food and removing toxins from the body, it is imperative to keep it healthy. Some qualities found in this vegetable, including cynarin and silymarin, have been shown to improve the overall health of the liver by reducing the presence of toxins and facilitating their elimination from the liver and the body. Moreover, the phenols and acids present in artichokes act as stimulators, which help expel harmful toxins from the body and also promote the production of bile. Hence, artichokes are favourable for health.

Artichoke International Trade

The importing volume in Australia is relatively small. On the contrary, over 5 to 10 tonnes of this vegetable is exported every year. In fact, as of June 2020, Australia has shipped over 9 tonnes of artichokes. Thus, imports were counted in negative tonnes in 2020.