Food and drink

Tea exports soar 15 percent in 2019

Local growers shipped 4,000 tons of tea to 110 countries last year to generate $15.3 million in export revenues, Anadolu Agency has reported, citing data from the Eastern Black Sea Exporters' Association (DKİB).

Last year's exports marked a 15 percent increase compared with 2018 when tea exports stood at around 3,600 tons.

Dr Öz urges Americans to 'cancel' breakfast

Americans should "cancel" breakfast because it is not needed and should instead have brunch all week long, Dr. Mehmet Öz insists as the U.S. struggles with an epidemic of obesity.

Öz called breakfast an "advertising ploy" during an interview with celebrity news website TMZ, further adding "a lot of the dogma that we were fed for decades came out of advertising."

Hen egg production up in November

Turkey's hen egg production increased by 1.2 percent to 1.69 billion units in November 2019 on a yearly basis, Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) revealed on Jan. 13.

The hen egg production increased by 1.3 percent to reach 18.15 billion units during the first 11 months of 2019, TÜİK data showed.