According to the USDA, apples are the most popular fruit in the United States. The majority of Americans eat an average of 18 pounds of apples per year. Oranges are a close second, and bananas round out the top three at 13 pounds per person annually.
People also love their grapefruit: over 12 pounds per person are consumed every year. Bananas come in at number four with 8 pounds eaten each year on average, followed by strawberries (7) and pineapple (6). Watermelon rounds out our top ten favorites at 2/3 pound per person annually!
What is the most important fruit?
If you’re looking to juice, it’s important to know what produce is best. We’ve compiled a list of the most common fruits and their corresponding juices:
- Banana: The banana is one of the most popular fruits in the world. It has an extraordinarily high potassium content that makes it perfect for juicing. Bananas are also rich in vitamins C, A and B6 and contain minerals such as manganese, copper, magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3).
- Orange: Oranges have long been used in traditional medicine as a remedy for digestive problems because of their high acidic content. While oranges do not provide much nutritional benefit when consumed whole or raw, orange juice can be a powerful antioxidant when extracted from this fruit. It contains large amounts of vitamin C which helps boost your immune system by fighting off bacteria that can cause infections such as colds/flu symptoms or stomach viruses.”