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Statistics show that Americans eat twice as much cheese and an almost equal amount of apples, watermelon and turkey as they do fish and shellfish each year.

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Updated: October 7, 2012 6:12AM



Since 2004, U.S. annual consumption of fish and shellfish has gradually declined, from 16.6 pounds to 15.8 pounds per person in 2010. Statistics show that Americans eat twice as much cheese and an almost equal amount of apples, watermelon and turkey as they do fish and shellfish each year.

For comparison, annual per capita consumption of other food commodities is:

- Red meats about 110 pounds

- Poultry near 75 pounds

- Dairy products over 600 pounds

- Vegetables over 400 pounds

- Fruits over 250 pounds

- Flour and cereal products almost 200 pounds

Source: seafoodhealthfacts.org/seafood_choices/overview.php



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