Navigation Links
Potato Tops Poll To Be UK's National Veg

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The humble spud has been voted the veg the UK would most like to be the national emblem of England, beating Wimbledon favourite Strawberries and Brussels sprouts to the title. This data comes from a new survey commissioned by AXA PPP healthcare's Nutrition and Fitness website:

Published as the EU lifted its ban on the sale of 'misshapen' produce such as straight bananas on July 1st, the independent research of over 3,000 people explores consumer preferences for fruit and vegetables, their purchasing criteria and knowledge of provenance. The survey also reveals that whilst size doesn't matter the nation is still vain about its veg.

Poor knowledge of fruit and veg roots

The survey revealed real lack of knowledge when it came to picking the fruit and vegetables from our shores.

  • A quarter of people believed the tuber it to be a native to the UK
  • 2% said Asparagus as was indigenous to the British Isles
  • Nearly three quarters of under eighteens were unable to identify an image of UK grown gooseberries
  • Peanuts and pineapples proved the most puzzling with 74% and 88% admitting they didn't know how they grew, citing 'in water' and 'on trees' instead of underground (peanuts) and on bushes (pineapples)
  • 72% of people were also unaware that imported apples can be a year old from tree to supermarket trolley despite UK grown harvest producing enough to make us self sufficient

Getting your 5-a-day

Top nutritionist and AXA PPP healthcare's Nutrition and Fitness expert Sarah Schenker comments:

"One of the most important things people can do for their health is to achieve their 5-a-day. So while its good news that people opt for fresh fruit and vegetables they should be aware that there is no nutritional difference when it comes to shape and size, in reality straight bananas and curly cucumbers and the like are just as nutritious. The return of odd shaped fruit and veg to our shelves could mean a reduction in prices which is great news for households trying to stick to a healthy diet while watching what they spend".

AXA PPP healthcare's Nutrition and Fitness website ... /foodroots) is the definitive one-stop resource for information and advice on topical healthy living issues featuring articles, exercises, recipes and videos compiled by leading UK specialists.

EU regulations on the sale of misshapen fruit and vegetables.

The survey was conducted by Onepoll on behalf of AXA PPP healthcare in May 2009 and is made up of the answers and opinions of over 3,000 respondents..

This press release was issued through For further information, visit

Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. An atmosphere rich in CO2 and oxygen enhances the quality of refrigerated potato
2. November 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Moisturizers, Potatoes and Varicose Veins
3. 2008 Idaho Potato Harvest Forecast: Plentiful, High-Quality Spuds
4. Soaking Potatoes Before Frying Cuts Suspected Carcinogen
5. Idaho Potato Commission Launches Recipes for Relief in Celebration of the International Year of the Potato
6. Corazonas Launches First and Only Cholesterol-Reducing Potato Chips
7. Computer calls can talk couch potatoes into walking, Stanford study finds
8. American Society for Clinical Pathology Joins the National Healthcare Career Network
9. MultiNational Underwriters Is Now HCC Medical Insurance Services
10. Private and public insurance choices could help pay for national health care reform
11. National Practice Transition Network Launches as the Country's First Membership-Based, Commission-Free Dental Practice Transition Company
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... District , the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern ... protecting their workers from extreme heat at their worksites. Employers with workers ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing colorful ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings the ... can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. , ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship ... of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to ... technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A revolution is ... emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who require these medical ... the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical ... the "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical devices ... , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan ... "Hongyuan Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop ... the strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... India , June 24, 2016 ... Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen ... Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, ... by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for the ... expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in ... durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has ... is led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel ... investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization ... release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: