Nearly half the nation has been trying to eat healthier during lockdown, however these vegetables were probably left off the menu for many
According to Nationwide research by Higgidy, it seems as a nation, we are not getting enough greens in our diet, with the average UK resident having not eaten broccoli in over one month.
Perhaps this is because broccoli features on the list of the UK’s most loathed veg, along with other greens such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale. Take a look at the full list to see if your tastes are aligned with the nation’s.
1. Brussels sprouts - 19%
The Brussels sprout may have gained its name from Brussels, Belgium, where it has long been a popular vegetable. However, whether or not the sprout has a place on the plate proves a contentious topic in the UK. Photo: Shutterstock
2. Artichoke - 14%
Found in many mediterranean meals, such as Italy’s Carciofi alla romana, or part of a Spanish tapas dish, artichokes are clearly not as loved in the UK as they are in Europe. Photo: Shutterstock
3. Celery - 13%
According to the survey, it has been over six weeks since the average Brit last ate celery. Photo: Shutterstock
4. Aubergine - 13%
Also known as an eggplant in some parts of the world, the aubergine is actually a berry by botanical definition, however it is still the fourth most hated vegetable in the UK. Photo: Shutterstock