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Top 20 Vegetables Sold in the U.S.

What vegetables are most commonly purchased by households in the United States?
Based on the percent of surveyed households who purchased in the last 12 months
Dear nitpicker: Vegetable is used in the culinary sense. Whiners will be shot.
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First submittedMay 18, 2019
Last updatedJuly 22, 2019
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Vegetable
68
Potato
66
Onion
65
Tomato
60
Carrot
53
Bell Pepper
53
Lettuce
51
Broccoli
%
Vegetable
50
(Salad Mix)
49
Cucumber
46
Celery
45
Corn
42
Mushroom
41
Garlic
40
Spinach
%
Vegetable
39
Green Bean
38
Sweet Potato
33
Green Onions
33
Cauliflower
33
Cabbage
30
Asparagus
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level 66
Jul 22, 2019
Mushroom??? It is not a vegetable.
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level 72
Aug 22, 2019
•Based on the percent of surveyed households who purchased in the last 12 months
•Dear nitpicker: Vegetable is used in the culinary sense. Whiners will be shot.
•Source
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level 66
Aug 24, 2019
I guess some people count mushrooms as vegetables? I remember I went to a Chinese restaurant with a friend once, and he was asking about a specific dish, because he's vegetarian. The waitress said that it contained vegetables. When the dish came out, it turned out that the only "vegetable" it contained was mushrooms.
-But you said this has vegetables in it...?
-Yes, there are mushrooms in this.
ò.Õ
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level 31
Jul 22, 2019
a mushroom is a fungus i don’t think its a vegetable
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level 72
Aug 22, 2019
•Based on the percent of surveyed households who purchased in the last 12 months
•Dear nitpicker: Vegetable is used in the culinary sense. Whiners will be shot.
•Source
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level 81
Jul 22, 2019
Potato counts as a starch, it's like rice or spaghetti, not like tomatoes or spinach on your plate. Mushrooms.. what's said above. Garlic? You don't eat that as a vegetable either, it's more for spice. I am sure chili peppers should figure on the list too if garlic does. And don't they eat any peas there? Some parts of the list are rather strange.
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level 69
Jul 22, 2019
I have no idea how you manage to think of a potato as not a vegetable
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level 76
Jul 23, 2019
Agree with blizzrd about potatoes - dieticians may classify potatoes as starch, but they acknowledge that they're a vegetable, whereas rice and spaghetti (the latter made from wheat) are both grains. Starches nutritionally, but still grains. The peppers in the quiz are bell peppers - called 'capsicum' in some countries - which are definitely eaten as a vegetable. I'm on the fence about mushrooms, since as fungi, they're not even considered plants.
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level 78
Jul 26, 2019
Roasted garlic can be served as any other vegetable - just makes for rather aromatic after dinner conversation. I was surprised that peas didn't make the list. To call a potato anything other than a vegetable is beyond my comprehension. Where I'm from, potatoes are the king of vegetables. It just isn't a meal without them.
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level 38
Aug 20, 2019
^ You must be from the Netherlands. The Dutch have conquered the use of potatoes! - The only other place that I've found potatoes in such abundant use is in the Northeastern US. It is impossible to have a meal there without the requisite French fries, Home fries, Scalloped potatoes, Julienne potatoes, Mashed potatoes or Baked potatoes. They even manage to put them in their Chowder! Yes, you guessed it: I hate potatoes.
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level 47
Aug 21, 2019
just because you don't eat it as a vegetable doesn't mean its not a vegetable. spices and vegetables are the same thing
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level 72
Aug 22, 2019
Potatoes aren't vegetables - they're a.. sort of.. bread?

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level 32
Sep 5, 2019
Um...it's a vegetable. No offense, but you should definitely know that if you are above five years old. I was taught about vegetables by my preschool teachers. So...yeah, I think you should probably know that POTATOES are VEGETABLES, not BREAD. Again, no offense, just wanted to let you know...so sorry if you were offended...:-D
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level 70
Jul 23, 2019
3 against the wall at dawn so far.
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level 80
Jul 23, 2019
Yep. Some folks have a hard time reading the instructions.
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level 83
Jul 24, 2019
Instructions are for those who don't know what they're doing :).
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level 70
Jul 27, 2019
Per cornflakesfu's comment below it must be noted that there is no :-) or 😂🤣 in the caveat.
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level 71
Jul 23, 2019
So if vegetable is used in the culinary sense, versus the botanical sense, why is avocado in the fruit quiz and not the veggie quiz? In the culinary sense an avocado is definitely a vegetable!
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level 71
Jul 29, 2019
Except that the fruit quiz does not say “Fruit is used in the culinary sense.”
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level 39
Aug 20, 2019
Avocado stays a fruit, as well as the tomato.
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level 79
Jul 24, 2019
Carrots are not a vegetable. They belong in that tiny triangle at the top of the pyramid with the sodas and M&Ms and stuff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law
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level 32
Jul 24, 2019
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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level 83
Jul 24, 2019
So... does your decision not to include a ;) or similar emoji indicate we should take you seriously?
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level 79
Jul 25, 2019
No, it just means you need to rely on your own judgment.

;)
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level 70
Jul 27, 2019
That ;) could save your life at your internet trial here.

:(
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level 66
Jul 29, 2019
Quizmaster: "whiners will be shot." Quizmaster: *looks at comments* Quizmaster: *loads gun*
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level 23
Aug 20, 2019
I think corn is not a vegetable, and mushrooms are definitely not.
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level 32
Aug 20, 2019
Tomato is a fruit FFS, definitely not nit picking
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level 47
Aug 20, 2019
Corn is not a veggie, isn't it?
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level 32
Sep 5, 2019
I think that corn is a veggie.
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level 39
Aug 20, 2019
1. Tomato is a fruit 2. Mushroom is definitely not 3. Garlic is used as a spice
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level 47
Aug 21, 2019
spices and vegetables are the same thing nimrod
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level 57
Aug 20, 2019
These percentages seem quite low to me. My household has bought all of these with the possible exceptions of green onions and celery.
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level 51
Aug 20, 2019
Corn is a grain, not a vegetable.
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level 57
Aug 21, 2019
Bang!
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level 28
Aug 21, 2019
Tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable
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level 32
Sep 5, 2019
I'm pretty sure it's a vegetable...if you search it up, it'll say that. No offense! Just wanted to tell you...:-D
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level 72
Aug 22, 2019
I've not got anything to whine about but will I be shot if I'm a wino?
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level 73
Sep 16, 2019
I never understood why tomato is more of a fruit than pepper or bean