In 2018, Americans will eat a record amount of meat

In 2018, Americans will eat a record amount of meat

According to a report on trends in cooking for 2017 year, the percentage of vegans in the U.S. has increased 6 times and amounted to 6% by the end of 2017 compared to 1% in 2014. However, if you believe the forecasts, in 2018 year Americans will eat a record amount of meat.

The increase in the ration of the number of rich in protein red meat promised the Ministry of agriculture in his address on Tuesday. The representative of the Ministry suggested that this is due to the popularity of low-carb diets.

In 2018, Americans will eat a record amount of meat

The trend for healthy food has raised many questions regarding how healthy is generally a vegetarian diet, and how harmful or beneficial is meat.

According to the team of famous chef Jamie Oliver, in all must respect the harmony. Technically, eating exclusively chips and fried potatoes, a person can fall under the definition of «vegan», but healthy food can not be called.

According to the Ministry of agriculture, on average Americans will eat on 100 kgs of meat per capita, and even a little more (222.2 pounds in 2018 compared with 221.9 pounds in record eating red meat 2004 year).

«If you want to know what should be more in the diet, protein tops the list,» said Reportbuyer David Portalatin, consultant for food industry in Houston for the NPD Group, the company’s market research.

Despite the decline in the popularity of meat products in 2007-2014 years, and the demand for substitutes based on corn, meat will be in 2018 is extremely popular. Although the government recommends that adults daily consume from 5 to 6.5 ounces of protein, Ministry of agriculture of the USA predicts that in 2018, the average person will consume close to 10 oz of meat and poultry every day.

«In ten years the consumption of vegetable food increases, but beef will always be king,» said the Epic Burger founder David Friedman.

«People are always anxious to increase protein in the diet. But they also need the high quality of the food they consume,» he added.