UK Top 10 fruit and Veg

BRITS SAY CHIPS BUT NO PEAS PLEASE, SURVEY REVEALS : A survey by the Health Food Manufacturers Association has revealed only 14% of UK adults eat the recommended 5 fruit and vegetables per day and most people (66%) mistakenly believe potatoes can count as one portion towards the daily count of five fruit and veg per day.

Nutritionist, London
, Yvonne Bishop-Weston from London Nutritionists Foods for Life says " The 5 a day figure is already artificially low to appear more achievable. The actual consumption to attain optimal health should be more like 3 fruit and 5 vegetables per day. Healthy eaters should also aim for a variety of colours"

The survey also revealed that it's no longer an apple thought to keeps the Doctor away. It's bananas that now appear to be the nation's favourite fruit. Here's the top ten of UK fruit and vegetables.

"HFMA Healthy Nation 2008 – The Nation’s Favourite Fruit and Vegetables

The UK’s top 10 favourite fresh fruit:
1. Bananas
2. Tomatoes
3. Apples
4. Grapes
5. Oranges
6. Pineapple
7. Peach
8. Plums
9. Mango
10. Pears

The UK’s top 10 favourite vegetables:
1. Carrots
2. Potatoes
3. Onions
4. Broccoli
5. Lettuce
6. Cucumber
7. Cauliflower
8. Spring greens
9. Spinach
10. Celery

Comments

Mimi Siddiqi said…
I would put Cherries and Strawberries in the top two places
Mimi Siddiqi said…
I would put Cherries and Strawberries in the top two places