Madras Mandi’s report highlights fruits & veggie trends in Chennai

Mango Banganapalli emerged as the undisputed champion of fruits

Madras Mandi, a fresh produce brand, has unveiled a report spotlighting fruits and vegetables that were popular amongst Chennaites throughout 2023. The report also anticipates trends for 2024. Based on the data collected from the sale of vegetables and fruits at its stores and online platform, Madras Mandi yearly veggie wrap stated Medavakkam, followed by Madipakkam, as the healthiest locale with the largest number of orders for fresh fruits and vegetables.

The platform serviced 158 pin codes across the city, wherein Mango Banganapalli was the top choice while watermelon and papaya secured a close second place in the list of most-loved fruits. Areas like Medavakkam and Thiruvanmiyur consumed the most mangoes. Amongst bananas, Chennaites preferred Yelakki, with an impressive sales of 67,000 pieces. Overall, Anna Nagar consumed the most fruits whereas Tirukalikundram ordered the least.

The city dwellers also loved lemons as Madras Mandi sold 1 lakh pieces. The fresh produce brand sold over 55,788 Kg of potatoes, 75,000 Kg of tomatoes and 87,000 kg of onions. In the garnishing items category, Madras Mandi sold 66,000 bunches of coriander, 1,104 kgs of curry leaves, 37,663 bunches of mint and 7,916 kgs of green chillies. 

Some fruits and vegetables that registered a significant increase in demand included imported apples as their sales increased by 109 per cent. Button mushrooms registered a 197 per cent increase in orders, chow demand increased by 192 per cent, lettuce sales increased by 150 per cent and colocasia taro gained popularity with a 117 per cent increase in sales. Zucchini is on the decline with a 5 per cent decrease in orders. Medavakkam, Kilpauk, Madipakkam and Velachery consumed the most exotics. 

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