Thursday, January 08, 2009

Falling Down on the Fruit

Jill at La Vida Locavore has run the numbers on American fruit consumption and we aren't meeting the apple a day requirement by a bunch. I have at least 1 and usually two pieces of fruit a day(and if you count wine, even more). I've had a Kiwi and pear today plus my eight ounces of vegetable juice for breakfast. Yesterday an apple and a banana.

Are you eating your fruit everyday?

Our Favorite Fruits (in Cups per Capita per Day in 2006)
1. Apples: 0.23
2. Oranges: 0.20
3. Bananas: 0.08
4. Grapes: 0.07
5. Strawberries: 0.05
6. Pineapple: 0.03
7. Watermelon: 0.03
8. Honeydew: 0.03
9. Peaches: 0.03
10. Pears: 0.03

That equals:
One cup apple every 4 days
One cup oranges every 5 days
One cup banana every 12.5 days
One cup strawberries every 20 days
One cup pineapple, watermelon, honeydew, peaches, and pears per month

... and it includes fruit juice!!!

Our Least Favorite Fruits (Less than 0.01 servings per capita per day in 2006)
1. Blackberries
2. Figs
3. Dates
4. Blueberries
5. Kiwi
6. Apricots
7. Mangoes
8. Plums
8. Limes
9. Raspberries
10. Grapefruit
11. Tangerines

0.01 cups per day equals about 1 cup per every hundred days, or 3.65 cups per YEAR (or less) of each of these fruits.


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