How Much Do Americans Pay for Fruits and Vegetables?
by Jane Reed, Elizabeth Frazao
, and Rachel Itskowitz
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB-790) 39 pp, July 2004
This analysis uses ACNielsen Homescan data on 1999 household food purchases from all types of retail outlets to estimate an annual retail price per pound and per serving for 69 forms of fruits and 85 forms of vegetables. Among the forms we priced, more than half were estimated to cost 25 cents or less per serving. Consumers can meet the recommendation of three servings of fruits and four servings of vegetables daily for 64 cents.
Keywords: fruits and vegetables, household food expenditures, scanner data, ACNielsen Homescan, food prices
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Abstract, Contents, Executive Summary, Pdf file 68 kb
Introduction, Pdf file 41 kb
Methodology, Pdf file 56 kb
What Are We Buying?, Pdf file 49 kb
How Expensive Are Fruits and Vegetables?, Pdf file 627 kb
Cost of Meeting Dietary Recommendations, Pdf file 153 kb
Most and Least Expensive Ways To Buy, Pdf file 374 kb
Conclusion, Pdf file 33 kb
References, Pdf file 33 kb
Entire document, Pdf file 2,608 kb
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