Apples and oranges are America’s top fruit choices
Availability of fresh and processed fruit for consumption after adjusting for losses totaled 113.8 pounds per person in 2017, down from a high of 142.1 pounds in 1999. Loss-adjusted apple juice availability at 13.8 pounds (1.6 gallons) per person in 2017, combined with fresh apples at roughly 10 pounds per person and canned, dried, and frozen apples (3.4 pounds per person), puts apples in the #1 spot for total fruit consumption. Bananas (14.1 pounds per person) top the list of most popular fresh fruits, while orange juice (18.2 pounds or 2.1 gallons) is America’s favorite juice.
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