Yes, Mongolians do eat vegetables and fruits, but compared with other countries, our consumption is on the lower side.

Mongolian climate makes it hard to grow fruits and vegetables as the summers are very hot and winters very cold. There isn’t much rainfall, so most of the fruits and vegetables that Mongolia produces locally are onions, potatoes, carrots, garlic.

However, you will find plenty of fruits and vegetables in supermarkets and stores, but compared with southeast Asian or East Asian countries that are better suited for growing fruits and vegetables where it’s cheap, fruits and vegetables are rather expensive in Mongolia.

Most fruits such as apples, oranges, etc are imported from Russia or China. Certain fruits that are rare and difficult to import are sold for even more premium prices, such as mango, avocado, nuts, etc.