Instead, the data shows that when Americans do eat their veggies, they’re eating them with added sugar and fat.
For instance, two-thirds of all potatoes available for Americans to eat were used for french fries, potato chips or other processed potato products. Likewise, more than two-thirds of all tomatoes were made into canned tomatoes, tomato sauces or as an ingredient in processed foods.
Fresh lettuce was the third most available vegetable, accounting for nearly seven percent of all veggies available for consumption. Meanwhile, more than 35 kinds of vegetables and legumes accounted for the remaining 40 percent of vegetables in the U.S.
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