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Processed Food Consumption Statistics

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Processed Food Consumption StatisticsPercent of Daily Food Consumption
Unprocessed or minimally processed foods32.6 %
Processed foods9.4 %
Ultra-Processed foods57.9 %
Breakdown by foodsPercent of Daily Food Consumption
Unprocessed 
Meat and poultry7.9 %
Fruit5.2 %
Milk and plain yogurt5.1 %
Grains2.8 %
Potatoes / Roots1.6 %
Pasta1.4 %
Eggs1.4 %
Legumes0.8 %
Fish and seafood0.8 %
Vegetables0.7 %
Other4.7 %
Processed 
Cheese3.7 %
Processed fish / meat1.2 %
Pickles0.7 %
Other3.8 %
Ultra-Processed 
Breads and cereal12.3 %
Cake, ice cream and other sweets12.2 %
Soda and fruit drinks7 %
Salty snacks4.6 %
Frozen and packaged meals4.02 %
Pizza3.5 %
Sauces2.4 %
Ultra-processed fish / meat2.4 %
Milk based drinks1.8 %
Fries1.7 %
Sandwiches1.4 %
Soup0.8 %
Other3.8 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: BMJ Open
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 14, 2016

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