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Stunning Survey: 1 in 4 has not eaten vegetables!


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#1 Rogerdodger

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 09:58 AM

While researching my ancestry, I read a personal memoir written by an early 1800's American settler in the Ozarks.

In describing his experiences he noted that "We always had plenty of vegetables to eat."

Many homesteads were on "40 acres and a mule". Along with chickens, a vegetable garden was just a part of day to day life.

Many new homes today barely have any yard, much less a garden.

And apparently, even less vegetables.

 

Stunning Survey Reveals Quarter Of Americans Have Never Eaten Vegetables

 

Here’s a look at the top 10 most popular vegetables among Americans:
Corn                              91%
Potatoes                        91%
Carrots                          89%
Tomatoes                      89%
Onion                            87%
Green beans                 87%
Cucumbers                   86%
Broccoli                         85%
Cabbage                        84%
Peas                               83%

And the most hated vegetables, according to the survey:
Turnip                            27%
Beets                             26%
Radish                           23%
Brussels sprouts           21%
Artichoke                      20%
Eggplant                       20%
Butternut squash          20%
Zucchini                        18%
Mushroom                     18%
Asparagus                     16%

 

Disclaimer: I almost always have a small vegetable garden.

This year I still have Chard, Kale, BokChoy, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Eggplant, Rosemary and Basil... rabbits and gophers too!.

I even have hydroponic tomatoes growing in a spare bedroom as I post this.


Edited by Rogerdodger, 08 October 2019 - 10:09 AM.