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Bananas and apples remain America’s favorite fresh fruits

Americans ate an average of 47.8 pounds of fresh fruit per person in 2011, up from 37.2 pounds in 1970. While bananas and apples still top the list of most popular fresh fruits, the amount of bananas consumed grew between 1970 and 2011, and consumption of fresh apples declined. Watermelons and grapes moved up in the rankings, strawberries replaced grapefruit, and per-person consumption of fresh oranges fell.

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Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2013

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