Processed Food Consumption Statistics

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Processed Food Consumption Statistics Percent of Daily Food Consumption
Unprocessed or minimally processed foods 32.6 %
Processed foods 9.4 %
Ultra-Processed foods 57.9 %
Breakdown by foods Percent of Daily Food Consumption
Unprocessed  
Meat and poultry 7.9 %
Fruit 5.2 %
Milk and plain yogurt 5.1 %
Grains 2.8 %
Potatoes / Roots 1.6 %
Pasta 1.4 %
Eggs 1.4 %
Legumes 0.8 %
Fish and seafood 0.8 %
Vegetables 0.7 %
Other 4.7 %
Processed  
Cheese 3.7 %
Processed fish / meat 1.2 %
Pickles 0.7 %
Other 3.8 %
Ultra-Processed  
Breads and cereal 12.3 %
Cake, ice cream and other sweets 12.2 %
Soda and fruit drinks 7 %
Salty snacks 4.6 %
Frozen and packaged meals 4.02 %
Pizza 3.5 %
Sauces 2.4 %
Ultra-processed fish / meat 2.4 %
Milk based drinks 1.8 %
Fries 1.7 %
Sandwiches 1.4 %
Soup 0.8 %
Other 3.8 %
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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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