Ultimately the skin-boosting cruciferous green meal staple, broccoli, snagged the top spot in 47 percent of states, across the all regions of the country—including Texas, South Carolina, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Minnesota, to name just a few. Corn took second place (but remains first in my heart), with nine states—nearly all of them Midwestern. Carrots, string beans, potatoes, cucumbers, and peas (in Idaho only) were also favorites of some states.
Only seven vegetables in total were voted most popular, which is surprising and sad news for salad staples like onions, peppers, celery, spinach, and even the illustrious kale.
So next time you need to whip up a side dish for a social gathering, consider making a healthy broccoli slaw, roasted broccoli with smoked paprika, or even just include the raw stuff on a crudités platter, and it more than likely will be a hit.
But before you go HAM on the vegetables, make sure your produce hasn't been effected by the e. coli outbreak, and think twice about how much corn you consume.
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