Apples and oranges are America’s top fruit choices
Americans consumed an average of 116.6 pounds of fresh and processed fruit per person in 2016, down from a high of 142.1 pounds in 1999. Apple juice consumption at 14.1 pounds (1.6 gallons) per person in 2016, combined with fresh apples at 10.4 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 (13.5 pounds per person) top the list of most popular fresh fruits while orange juice leads juice consumption at 20 pounds (2.3 gallons).
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