Nearly one fourth of American consumers (23 percent) have consumed plant-based meat products, according to a new report published by market research firm Packaged Facts.
How many people in America eat plant-based?
‘Consumers eating habits are changing’
Packaged Facts’ findings are consistent with a similar survey conducted by the credit-building company Self. inc earlier this year. The company surveyed around 1,300 Americans and found that 23% of all Americans were eating more plant-based foods during the COVID-19 crisis.
How many people eat a plant-based diet?
Just 3% of Americans surveyed by Gallup in 2018 said they were vegan, up from 2% in 2012, and 5% identified as vegetarians. On the other hand, Gallup also found that plant-based food sales grew 8.1% in 2017, exceeding $3.1 billion in total revenue.
How much of the US diet is plant-based?
1 Meanwhile 70 percent of the average American diet is comprised of plant-based foods, which is not just fruits and vegetables, but also sugars and plant-based fats and oils. Eggs and dairy make up 13 percent of our calories.
Why is plant-based Popular?
Plant-based eating has been associated with reduced body weight and lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers when compared to an omnivorous diet (a diet which includes both plant foods and animal products). That’s not to say that animal products are unhealthy.
Are more people eating a plant-based diet?
Almost half (47 percent) of Americans have started eating more plant-based food amid the COVID-19 pandemic, says new research. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Herbalife Nutrition, it surveyed 28,000 people in 30 countries.