Vegetable per capita shows strength

Vegetable per capita shows strength

Excluding melons, U.S. vegetable per capita availability increased 2.7% to 153.32 pounds in 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The increase in 2019 still left the total 2.5% lower than 2017, when per capita vegetable availability was 157.10 pounds.

By 2019 commodity per capita availability and percent change from 2018:

  • Asparagus: 1.75 pounds, down 0.12%;
  • Artichokes: 1.38 pounds, up 1.92%;
  • Snap/green beans:1.78 pounds, up 8.94%;
  • Broccoli; 6.14 pounds, up 3.59%;
  • Cabbage; 6.46 pounds, up 13.76%;; 
  • Carrot: 13.61 pounds, up 11.55%;
  • Cauliflower; 3.02 pounds, up 20.50%; 
  • Celery; 5.34 pounds, up 9.18%;
  • Sweet corn; 6.77 pounds, down 0.46%;
  • Cucumber: 8.01 pounds, up 0.23%;
  • Eggplant; 0.88 pounds, down 3.03%;
  • Escarole/endive: 0.17 pounds, down 1.17%;
  • Head lettuce: 12.72 pounds; up 3.15%; 
  • Romaine/leaf lettuce; 12.33 pounds; up 1.71%; 
  • Garlic; 1.92 pounds, down 19.90%; 
  • Onions: 20.39 pounds, down 0.54%;
  • Bell peppers: 11.31 pounds, up 1.31%; 
  • Pumpkin: 5.83 pounds, down 6.89%;
  • Radish; 0.54 pounds, down 1.26%; 
  • Spinach; 2.48 pounds, up 32.50%;
  • Squash; 5.87 pounds, up 3.98%; 
  • Southern Greens: 2.87 pounds, down 0.65%;
  • Tomatoes: 20.3 pounds; up 0.09%; 
  • Total without melons: 153.32 pounds, up 2.74%.

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