What are the Top Vegetables Americans Love and Love to Hate?

What are the Top Vegetables Americans Love and Love to Hate?

We’ve all heard the saying a time or two (thousand): “Eat your vegetables!” Whether the request/demand is coming from your mom, doctor, or nursery rhyme, the health benefits of consuming vegetables is hard to argue. But, are we listening? A survey conducted for VeggieTracker.com — a brand of Dr. Praeger’s Purely Sensible Foods — sought to find out how Americans really feel about vegetables.

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Beyond learning what crops were favored for flavor and others that are more likely pushed off to the side of plates, the informal survey of 2,000 Americans uncovered a few other interesting stats:

  • 72% of poll respondents wished they ate more veggies than they currently do
  • 25% said they’ve never eaten a vegetable
  • 25% of respondents said the biggest reason they don’t eat more vegetables is that their produce rots before they get a chance to eat it
  • 25% respondents said vegetables cost too much
  • 22% said they take too much time to prepare
  • 19% said they don’t how to cook vegetables properly

Scroll the slideshow above to see the Top 5 vegetables Americans love to eat and 5 others they love to hate.

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