Come on, this isn’t what’s meant by “fruits and vegetables”

From the UDSA, some charts on food consumption and availability. Let’s start with vegetables:


Potatoes are the number one consumed vegetable. Tomatoes are second. Why? Because – and I’m getting this from the USDA – we eat a lot of french fries and pizza. They even separate out potato chips, and dehydrated potatoes (are those Pringles?). THAT DOESN”T COUNT. I bet onions are high because we eat a lot of burgers. Or maybe onion rings (h/t @MDAware). This isn’t what we meant by “eat more vegetables”.

Now fruit:


Everything that’s in orange (which seems to be most of it) is juice. So basically, you’re getting the empty calories, and some vitamins I suppose.

Really, America? Really?


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