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Carolyn Kruse

Weekdays 9:00am - 2:00pm

Remember when your mother made you eat your broccoli first, before you could have the good stuff? Then you grew up, and learned to love the stuff that comes out of the ground.

Happy National Eat Your Vegetables Day!

What’s your favorite? What’s a vegetable you still can’t stomach?

Here’s a list of the best selling veggies in the good old USA! (According to Supplement SOS)

Most consumed fresh and total vegetables (USA)

Vegetable
Availability (fresh retail weight) (lb per capita)
Availability (total farm weight) (lb per capita)
Availability (fresh) (kcal per capita)
Availability (total) (kcal per capita)
kcal per 100 grams
Potatoes 34.17 111.87 11935 39072 77
Tomatoes 17.73 91.90 1448 7503 18
Sweet corn 8.51 24.63 3319 9608 86
Onions 18.67 21.41 3388 3884 40
Lettuce (Head) 15.00 16.13 953 1024 14
Lettuce (Leaf and Romaine) 9.98 10.74 770 828 17
Cucumbers 6.23 10.49 424 714 15
Bell peppers 9.12 9.91 1282 1394 31
Carrots 7.38 9.81 1373 1825 41
Cabbage 6.94 8.31 787 942 25
Broccoli 5.14 8.04 793 1239 34
Snap beans (green beans) 1.76 7.54 248 1060 31
Sweet-potatoes 5.66 6.29 2208 2453 86
Celery 5.81 6.25 422 453 16
Pumpkin 4.04 4.49 477 530 26
Squash 3.88 4.32 282 313 16
Mushrooms 2.35 3.66 234 365 22
Spinach 1.62 2.57 169 268 23
Garlic 1.89 2.34 1280 1580 149
Cauliflower 1.23 1.71 140 194 25
Asparagus 1.24 1.58 113 143 20
Eggplant 0.81 0.90 92 102 25
Collard greens 0.56 0.64 82 93 32
Radishes 0.54 0.56 40 41 16
Artichokes 0.52 0.56 112 120 47
Turnip greens 0.36 0.41 53 60 32
Okra 0.34 0.39 51 58 33
Mustard greens 0.32 0.36 39 44 27
Brussels sprouts 0.28 0.30 54 58 43
Kale 0.26 0.30 59 67 49
Escarole/endive 0.22 0.25 17 19 17

 

 

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