Jun 13, 2018
Broccoli America’s favorite vegetable, survey says

Broccoli is the most popular vegetable in nearly half of American states, according to a survey conducted by Green Giant.

Green Giant, a consumer vegetable brand, on June 13 unveiled survey result findings naming broccoli as America’s favorite vegetable. In an open-ended survey timed to National Eat Your Vegetables Day (June 17), Green Giant polled nearly 4,000 Americans to determine the most popular vegetable in each state.

California is the country’s top broccoli producer, although it is grown in almost all states, according to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center. Broccoli consumption per capita is estimated to have grown greatly in the last 35 years.

In the survey sponsored by Green Giant, 3,902 U.S. residents ages 18 and older agreed to take an open-ended survey outlining their favorite vegetable and the state they reside in. The survey was conducted from April 20, 2018, to May 4, 2018, using Crowd Tap.

Other key survey findings in the survey include:
• Corn is the second most popular vegetable, chosen as the favorite in nine U.S. states
• Idaho, known for its potatoes, was the only state to choose peas as the favorite veggie
• Onions, peppers, celery and spinach are noticeably absent from the list of favorites

Green Giant will be taking the survey findings into consideration as it continues research and development to expand upon its popular Veggie Swap-Ins line, which includes Green Giant Riced Veggies, Green Giant Veggie Tots, Green Giant Veggie Spirals and more.

(PRNewsfoto/Green Giant)

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