Extremely healthy and the basis of Brazilians'
feeding, rice and beans are no longer the most eaten ingredients among the
population. The finding was released on the "Consumer Expenditure Survey",
written by Statistics Brazil.
Datas were collected in urban and rural areas
across the country between May 2008 and May 2009.
In the overall analysis, each Brazilian
consumes, on average, per year:
- 50.7 kg of drinks and infusions;
- 43.7 kg of dairy products;
- 39 kg of cereals and vegetables;
- 28.9 kg of fruits;
- 27.1 kg of leaves;
- 25.4 kg of meat.
Between the years of 2002 and 2003,
Statistics Brazil found that Brazilians had had a high intake of dairy
products, followed by cereals and vegetables. The average purchased
represents how much of one specific product was acquired by a family along
one year, divided by the number of family members.
In 2008 and 2009, each Brazilian consumed on
- 14.6 kg of rice;
- 9.1 kg of beans;
- 5.6 kg of beer;
- 12.6 kg of soft drinks.
Between 2002 and 2003, the consumption was:
- 24.5 kg of rice;
- 12.4 kg of beans;
- 4.6 kg of beer;
- 9.1 kg of soft drinks.
According to Statistics Brazil, the
consumption of soft drinks, between the years of 2002 and 2008, rose 39.3
percent; of mineral water, 27.5 percent; and beer, 23.2 per cent. In
addition, the survey found that these numbers are higher in rural areas: the
consumption of soft drink rose 92 per cert; of mineral water, 291 per cent;
and beer, 88 per cent.