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Potatoes and tomatoes are the most commonly consumed vegetables

Potatoes and tomatoes are the most commonly consumed vegetables
According to ERS’s loss-adjusted food availability data, Americans consumed 52.3 pounds per person of potatoes and 31.1 pounds of tomatoes in 2012. Half of potato consumption was fresh, while 59 percent of tomato consumption was canned. French fries and pizza contribute to the high consumption of these two vegetables. The third highest vegetable, onions, came in at 8.1 pounds per person.

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Last updated: Monday, May 19, 2014

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