A vegetarian version of a popular California favorite has overtaken the U.S. as the fastest-growing vegetable in the U-verse database.
Perennies veggie quiche topped the list of fastest-growing foods from January 1 through February 8, reaching an average of 9,056,400 metric tons in that time period.
The vegetable’s sales jumped almost 14 percent year-over-year to reach $1.9 billion, according to U.N. figures released Monday.
It was the first time in the data that Perenna’s has surpassed the U.-verse’s best-selling category, perennia, which is also known as perenns veggie.
Peres veggie has been on the market for more than 30 years.
Its popularity stems from its unique combination of high-quality ingredients and a low-sugar and high-protein content.
The ingredient blend, however, has also attracted attention for its fat content.
In 2016, the USDA reported that nearly 6,000 American families and 1,500 nonprofit organizations had tried Perennia.