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Fruit consumption - statistics and facts

Fruit has long been praised as a healthy and natural alternative to processed sweets and refined sugar. The size of the fruits and vegetables market in the United States has seen an overall increase in the last decade. As of 2020, the sales of fresh fruit accounted for about half of the total produce segment sales in the United States. That year the Consumer price index (CPI) for fresh fruit stood at an average of 357.1, down from 360.1 in the previous year.

Consumption per capita

In general, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend increasing fruit and vegetable intake. However, recent statistics illustrate slightly diminishing fruit consumption rates. The per capita consumption of fruit in the United States fell from 286 pounds in 2000 to 276 pounds in 2018. Of that amount, the majority of fruit intake in the U.S. was in the form of fresh fruit and fruit juices, with canned, dried, and frozen fruit accounting for a much smaller proportion.

Americans' favorite fruit

Americans consume a variety of fruits in their everyday lives; a 2019 survey found that bananas were the most widely purchased fruit among U.S. consumers. Apples, strawberries and grapes were also widely consumed by U.S. consumers. On average, Americans ate 27.4 pounds of fresh bananas per capita in 2019, significantly more than any other fruit.

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Fruit consumption

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