WASHINGTON, May 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Sunday, May 15th. 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 25½ pounds of lettuce, 20 of onions, 10 pounds of bell peppers, 10½ of carrots and cucumbers, just under 4 pounds of mushrooms, and 86 pounds of tomatoes. To flavor the salads, 29,000 Americans work for the 728 manufacturers of mayonnaise, seasonings, dressings, and prepared sauce. Profile America is beginning its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Salad Month/accessed 2/17/2016:
Vegetable availability/consumption per capita/accessed 2/18/2016: http://ers.usda.gov/datafiles/Food_Availabily_Per_Capita_Data_System/Food_Availability/vegtot.xls
Salad condiment industry employment/NAICS 31194:
Salad condiment industry establishments/NAICS 31194:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of 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