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The 10 Groceries That People Throw Out The Most


Did you know that more than a third of food bought all over the world is thrown away? According to the world economic forum, the countries where food waste is most prevalent are:

1. North America
2. Europe
3. Industrialized Asia
4. Latin America
5. North Africa, West & Central Asia
6. Sub-Saharan Africa
7. South Asia

People want ‘pretty’ food

Nearly a third of this waste is due to fruits and vegetables deemed too “unattractive” for consumers being thrown away even before they make it to retail stores. The following are the top 10 foods across the world that are thrown out without being consumed.

  1. North America
  2. Europe
  3. Industrialized Asia
  4. Latin America
  5. North Africa, West & Central Asia
  6. Sub-Saharan Africa
  7. South Asia

According to RespectFood.com, the following are the 10 foods people throw away most:

10. Fish

Albacore tuna fish Thunnus Alalunga underwater ocean
9. Meat
fresh raw beef steak or raw meat

8. Cheese

Delicious cheese on the table

7. Eggs

Close up of dozen of eggs on white table for prepare cooking in kitchen.

6. Milk

Glass jug and glass with milk.



5. Fresh fruits

Fresh summer fruits and berries



4. Cooked leftovers

leftover pizza food box

3. Fresh vegetables

Fresh vegetables

2. Bagged salads

“Fruit & Veg City, Okavango Road, Cape Town” by Fruitnet.com is marked with CC BY 2.0.

1. Bread







Do you find yourself throwing out food often? There are many ways you can use your food before you lose it, even if you aren’t ready to eat it just yet. You can can, pickle or preserve many foods, use a dehydrator to dry out fruits and vegetables, or even use stale bread to make bread crumbs or croutons.

And, of course, freezing food before it goes bad is a great way to preserve the shelf life.

This article originally appeared on MediaFeed.org.  It is republished with permission by SouthFloridaReporter.com on Mar. 1, 2022

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