There’s a new vegetable trend popping up in the United States.
And its not just Chinese food: Americans eat more beans, vegetable noodles and other Indian vegetables than people in any other major developed country.
The new trend is so popular that the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the number of Americans who eat a “sad-looking” amount of these Asian-style foods is more than four times the number who eat the typical American diet.
In fact, according to the USDA, about 2.5 million Americans have at least one vegetable dish in their diet.
Americans are also eating more than half their vegetables from China, according an analysis of USDA data from 2012 by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Harvard University.
Americans have been eating a lot more vegetables since the 1950s, when a U.N. report said we could eat more than 5.2 pounds of potatoes a day and more than 4 pounds of broccoli a day.
By the 1970s, the number had jumped to 6.1 pounds of potato and more 4.6 pounds of cabbage a day, according the report.
In the early 2000s, that number reached a peak of 7.5 pounds of each vegetable, according a recent report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
But by the mid-2000s, Americans began to eat less vegetables and have cut back on rice, potatoes and other processed foods, said Amy Gee, an associate professor of political science at George Washington University.
“In the U, we’re getting a lot less, and in many parts of the country, that’s probably a good thing,” Gee said.
But it’s not just Americans who are eating less vegetables.
China has the highest per capita consumption of vegetable products in the world, according data compiled by the Uyghur Cultural Center in Xinjiang, China.
And while Americans tend to eat more vegetables than the Chinese, their consumption is actually decreasing.
Americans eat an average of 5.5 servings of vegetables per day, about 10 pounds more than Chinese, according USDA data.
China consumes about 10.2 million pounds of vegetables a year, according Chinese government data.
Gee and other researchers said it’s likely that the new trend reflects a change in American attitudes about food.
“We’ve been told for decades that Americans should have fewer and fewer carbs, and the American public is certainly responding in kind,” GEE said.
“There’s a growing awareness of this, and we’ve had this conversation with Americans in particular that we need to cut down on the carbs.
And it’s starting to happen, and it’s definitely an interesting trend that we’re going to be seeing more of.”
But the trend could have consequences for our health, and for the U