I’m doing a prerecorded online presentation to the V Congresso Nacional de Alimentos e Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, at 8:00 p.m. on my book Unsavory Truth (Um Verdade Indigesta). Information about the conference is here. It runs from October 4 to 8.
What fruits and vegetables do Americans eat? More charts from USDA
I love USDA’s charts of food and agriculture statistics because they tell most of the story at a glance.
These are based on USDA’s compilations of foods produced in the U.S. plus imports, less exports, divided by the total population.
The most commonly consumed vegetable? Potatoes by a long shot (think: French fries). Next comes tomatoes (pizza). Variety anyone?
How about fruit? Oranges, apples, bananas. Really, can’t we be more adventurous?