• Tom Tran

Potato vs Tomato Europe Map

Updated: Oct 27

Potato vs Tomato Europe Map by Machine Learning Algorithm Based on Per Capita Consumption


When browsing Reddit a while back, I stumbled upon a map of Europe that was quite interesting and somewhat made sense to me, since Spain and Italy are known for using tomato in their cuisines. So, I decided to validate this map.

tomato vs potato europe

Obtaining the annual consumption per capita data of both tomato and potato for each country in Europe, I produced the maps below.


tomato vs potato consumption europe

tomato vs potato consumption europe

To generate a map of two groups with a border, I used a machine learning algorithm - clustering - on the consumption data. The results are as follows looking quite similar to that first map.

tomato vs potato europe

Greek food does use a lot of tomato!


Source: FAO

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