WASHINGTON, May 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, MAY 26: SALAD DAYS
Profile America — Sunday, May 26th. 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. Americans eat an average of 17 pounds of lettuce, six pounds of celery, and 2 1/2 pounds of mushrooms each year. To flavor the salads, nearly 15,000 Americans work in the mayonnaise, dressing and prepared sauce industry. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: 2007 Economic Census, NAICS 31194
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 218
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 a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau