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Shucking Upset: Corn Takes Top Spot as ‘America’s Favorite Vegetable’

June 16, 2023
Results of Green Giant brand’s annual survey place corn at No. 1, ending broccoli’s five-year run as the top veggie.
The results of Green Giant’s annual “America’s Favorite Vegetable” survey were released, and corn has taken over the top spot — bumping broccoli out and ending that green veggie’s five-year run as America's favorite vegetable. The consumer survey began in 2018, and broccoli had won every year until 2023.

B&G Foods’ Green Giant brand surveyed 5,100 Americans to determine consumers' favorite vegetable in each state, in order to celebrate National Eat Your Vegetables Day (which is tomorrow, Saturday, June 17).

Key survey findings, which Green Giant shared in a news release, include:

  • Consumers in 32 states chose corn as their favorite veggie. Broccoli finished in second place, with green beans, spinach, carrots and brussels sprouts rounding out the top six.
  • Iowans apparently love growing corn, but broccoli still ranks as the favorite among consumers surveyed in that state.
  • Broccoli remains a “flavor dynasty” and contender, the survey says. Even though corn pushed it out of the top spot, more than 33% of Americans surveyed found broccoli to be the tastiest veggie.
About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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