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Top 10 most popular foods in the world

CachHayNhat - Food is necessary to sustain human life. The body uses energy extracted from the food we eat to function, fight disease and germs, keep us warm and, ultimately, keep us alive. There are three main aspects of food: quality, quantity, and variety. A healthy diet always ensures a person eats the right foods in the right amounts with the right combinations. However, due to geography and culture, some foods are eaten more often than others. As a result, these foods account for the largest share of the daily calorie intake of a respective region. The average daily calorie requirement for an adult is 1600 - 3000 kcal per day depending on gender and age.

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The following list ranks the 10 most popular foods in the world by their share of the global average daily calories. The following most common foods are therefore those most commonly eaten by people around the world to meet their daily calorie/energy requirements. While this list is ranking the most commonly eaten food sources, it also includes all food products prepared from the respective foods.


As you will see, the ranking of the 10 most common foods includes essential foods that have been consumed in large quantities by humans for centuries as well as foods that have become popular on a large scale. larger recently.


Top 10 most popular foods in the world

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1. Wheat

Wheat
Wheat

Share of total calories consumed by people globally: ~ 18.5%

Average daily calorie supply around the world: 544 kcal/day


Annual global production: ~ 766 million tons

(including production for non-food purposes)


Top 5 producing countries: China, India, Russia, USA, France


Nutrition facts: ~71% carbohydrates, 13% water, 13% protein, 1.5% fat


Popular dishes from wheat:

Bread, Noodles (assorted), Pizza (assorted), Pastry (assorted), Pastry (assorted), Pancakes (assorted), Breakfast cereals (assorted)


 

2. Rice

Rice
Rice

Share of total calories consumed by people globally: ~18.0%

Supply average calories per day in the world: 528 kcal / day


Annual global production: ~756 million tons

(including production for non-food purposes)


Top 5 producing countries: China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam


Nutrition facts: ~82% carbohydrates, 10.5% water, 7% protein, less than 1% fat


Popular rice dishes:

Basmati (a kind of fragrant rice), Boiled rice, Fried rice, White rice, Sushi, Risotto, Paella, Rice cakes


 

3. Corn

Corn
Corn

Share of total calories consumed by people globally: ~5.3%

Supply average calories per day in the world: 156 kcal / day


Annual global production: ~1.2 billion tons

(including production for non-food purposes)


Top 5 producing countries: USA, China, Brazil, Argentina, Ukraine


Nutrition facts: ~ 74% carbohydrates, 10.5% water, 9.5% protein, 5% fat


Popular dishes from corn:

Corn (raw), Popcorn, Tortillas, Tacos, Nachos, Polenta, Cornflakes


 

4. Pig meat

Pig meat
Pig meat

Share of total calories consumed by people globally: ~ 4.1%

Average daily calorie supply around the world: 123 kcal/day


Annual global production: ~121 million tons


Top producing countries: China, USA, Brazil, Russia, Vietnam


Nutrition facts: ~58% water, 28% fat, 13% protein, 0% carbohydrates


Popular dishes from pork:

Sausage (various), Ham, Bacon, Fat, Pork Ribs, Pork Roast, Pork Tenderloin, Schweinshaxe, Vindaloo


 

5. Potatoes

Potatoes
Potatoes

Share of total calories consumed by people globally: ~ 2.1%

Supply average calories per day in the world: 62 kcal / day


Annual global production: ~368 million tons

(including production for non-food purposes)


Top 5 producing countries: China, India, Russia, Ukraine, USA


Nutrition facts: ~79% water, 17.5% carbohydrates, 2% protein, less than 1% fat


Popular dishes from potatoes:

Potatoes (cooked or raw), French fries, French fries, Gratin, Gnocchi, Kopytka , Poutine, Mashed potatoes, Minced

 

6. Poultry meat

Poultry meat
Poultry meat

Percentage of total calories consumed by humans globally: ~2.0%

Average daily calorie supply around the world: 61 kcal/day


Annual global production: ~128 million tons


Top 5 producing countries: USA, China, Brazil, Russia, India


Nutritional composition: Depends on the type of poultry.

Nutritional composition of chicken (most commonly consumed poultry meat):

~64% water, 24% protein, 12% fat, 0% carbohydrates


Popular poultry dishes:

Fried chicken, Chicken nuggets, Chicken wings, Chicken tikka masala, Roast chicken, Roast goose, Roast turkey, Peking duck, foie gras


 

7. Cassava

Cassava
Cassava

Share of total calories consumed by people globally: ~ 1.3%

Average daily calorie supply in the world: 39 kcal / day


Annual global production: ~278 million tons

(including production for non-food purposes)


Top 5 producing countries: Nigeria, Thailand, DR Congo, Brazil, Indonesia


Nutrition facts: ~60% water, 38% carbohydrates, 1.5% protein, less than 1% fat


Popular dishes from cassava:

Cooked Cassava, Crispy Cassava, Capioca, Piutu, Farofa, Cassava Cake , Kabkab, Tapioca Cake


 

8. Beef

Beef
Beef

Share of total calories consumed by people globally: ~ 1.3%

Average daily calorie supply in the world: 39 kcal / day


Annual global production: ~342 million tons


Top 5 producing countries: USA, China, Brazil, India, Argentina


Nutrition facts: ~58% water, 26% protein, 15% fat, 0% carbohydrates


Popular dishes from beef:

Steak (various), Burgers (various), Goulash, Meatloaf, Rouladen, Rinderbraten, Picadillo, Beef Tenderloin, Flaki, Pho


 

9. Eggs

Eggs
Eggs

Share of total calories consumed by people globally: ~1.2%

Supply average calories per day in the world: 38 kcal / day


Annual global production: ~82 million tons


Top 5 producing countries: China, USA, Indonesia, India, Mexico


Nutrition facts: ~76% water, 12.5% protein, 9.5% fat, 1% carbohydrate


Popular dishes from eggs:

Boiled Eggs, Fried Eggs, Scrambled Eggs, Omelettes, Carbonara, Pancakes (assorted), Cakes (various)

 

10. Sorghum

Sorghum
Sorghum

Percentage of total calories consumed by humans globally: ~1.0%

Supply average calories per day in the world: 30 kcal / day


Annual global production: ~62 million tons (including production for non-food purposes)


Top 5 producing countries: USA, Nigeria, China, Ethiopia, Sudan


Nutrition facts: ~72% carbohydrates, 12.5% water, 10.5% protein, 3.5% fat


Popular dishes from Sorghum:

Cooked Sorghum, Jowar bhakri, Jolada rotti, Droo, Sorghum Pilaf, Maltabella



Top 10 most popular foods in the world

1. Wheat

Global average daily calorie percentage: ~18.5%

2. Rice

Global average daily calorie percentage: ~18.0%

3. Corn

Global average daily calorie percentage: ~5.3%

4. Pig meat

Global average daily calorie percentage: ~4.1%

5. Potatoes

Global average daily calorie percentage: ~2.1%

6. Poultry meat

Global average daily calorie percentage: ~2.0%

7. Cassava

Global average daily calorie percentage: ~1.3%

8. Beef

Global average daily calorie percentage: ~1.3%

9. Eggs

Global average daily calorie percentage: ~1.2%

10. Sorghum

Global average daily calorie percentage: ~1.0%


The top 10 most popular foods are ranked by weight of average daily human calories globally.


The data is based on the Food Balance report of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Nutritional data based on United States Department of Agriculture data.


Not included in the ranking are overly broad categories of foods (e.g. “vegetables”) as well as liquids (e.g. water, milk) and foods primarily used as seasonings or fats. / cooking ingredients (e.g. butter, salt).


Tie for most common foods: Status as a staple (Casava is recognized as a staple in many tropics, cattle meat is not a staple anywhere).


 


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