Are You Eating More Fruit? U.S. Dietary Recommendations and Fruit Consumption Trends

Carman, Hoy

from ARE Update Vol. 25, No. 4, Mar/Apr, 2022

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Abstract

U.S. consumers have responded to calls for improved diets by increasing per capita fresh fruit consumption from 88 pounds in 1980 to 116 pounds in 2020. Even with some decreases in processed fruit consumption, a typical consumer has increased the daily servings of fruit consumed from about 63% to about 68% of the recommended level. Fruit consumption adjustments for an average consumer over the last four decades include less fruit juices and canned fruit, a changing mix of citrus fruits, more berries, and significant increases in imported fruits such as avocados, bananas, limes, mangos, papayas, and pineapples.

Keywords

diet, imports, fresh, processed, citrus

Citation

Carman, Hoy. 2022. "Are You Eating More Fruit? U.S. Dietary Recommendations and Fruit Consumption Trends." ARE Update 25(4): 5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/filer/file/1650925435/20369/