The team at Gurney’s Seed & Nursery Co. decided to do conduct a survey to discover the vegetable preferences of Americans in each state. The team surveyed over 4,500 Americans and found that the preferences of Americans run span across a wide variety of vegetables.
"Americans showed up in support of a variety of vegetable delights. Everything from potatoes to carrots to broccoli secured a much-deserved spot on the map above," the Gurney's team says.
"Most notably, potatoes dominated the map. States from all regions picked the humble spud as their favorite, and why not? It’s a versatile food whether baked, roasted, mashed or added to a hearty winter soup. Potatoes are also crammed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to ensure a delicious and healthy meal," says the team.
Missouri was a bit of an outlier with their choice of mushrooms as their favorite vegetable, being the only state to choose this particular vegetable. The Gurney's team speculates that this is because mushroom hunting is a popular pastime in the spring.
Based on the survey, the five most loved vegetables in the US were potatoes, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and garlic. But, don't despair! While these were the winners, there is sure to be much love for all other vegetables as well. "We were heartened to see so much love for veggies coming from this survey. We strongly believe that all vegetables are nutritious and can be flavorful when prepared correctly," the Gurney's team concludes.
The survey also took a look at which vegetables lost the popularity contest in each state. To see the full survey's results, click here.