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Tomatoes and potatoes are the most commonly consumed vegetables

Tomatoes and potatoes dominate U.S. vegetable consumption. In 2011, 86.3 pounds per person of tomatoes and 83 pounds of potatoes were available for Americans to eat. Three-quarters of the tomato supply was canned, and 58 percent of potatoes were frozen. French fries and pizza from fast-food restaurants contribute to the high consumption. The third highest vegetable, sweet corn, came in at 24.1 pounds per person.

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Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2013

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