U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 25

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

SALAD DAYS

Profile AmericaSunday, May 25th. This Memorial Day weekend will have seen 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 iceberg lettuce. In fact, this is National Salad Month. It's also National Vinegar Month, a key ingredient in many salad dressings. Annually, Americans eat an average of over 16 pounds of lettuce, 15 of onions, seven pounds of peppers, four of celery, and 100 pounds of tomatoes. To flavor the salads, nearly 33,000 Americans work in the mayonnaise, seasonings, dressings and prepared sauce industry's 674 manufacturers. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:
http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/program.pl?ID=599647  
http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/food-holidays.html  
http://www.ers.usda.gov/datafiles/Commodity_Consumption_by_Population_Characteristics/Food_Intakes_Converted_to_Retail_Commodities_Database/ficrcd_vegetable.xls
   http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2007_US_00A1&prodType=table  NAICS 31194

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions 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 "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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