WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Thursday, May 11th. The summer season ahead will see many backyard parties among friends and neighbors. In addition to grilled chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs, there will be baked beans and potato chips, often joined by a salad. Most grocery stores now carry a wide variety of greens, where some years ago the standard all across America was simply iceberg lettuce. This variety is noted in May, as it's National Salad Month. Annually, Americans eat an average of around 13½ pounds of lettuce, 17 pounds of onions, 10 pounds of bell peppers, 8 pounds of carrots, just under 3 pounds of mushrooms and 17 pounds of tomatoes. To flavor the salads, 32,000 Americans work for the 756 manufacturers of mayonnaise, seasonings, dressings and prepared sauce. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Salad Month/accessed 2/24/2017:
Vegetable availability/consumption per capita/accessed 2/24/2017:
Salad condiment industry employment/Annual Survey of Manufacturers/NAICS 31194:
Salad condiment industry establishments/County Business Patterns/NAICS 31194:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau