Dark green, red, orange vegetables have expanded availability in 21st century
According to Food Availability Data from the USDA, Economic Research Service, legumes, dark greens, and red and orange vegetables have expanded their shares of total U.S. vegetable availability over the last 20 years.
- Legumes: dry edible beans, dry peas.
- Dark green: broccoli, collard greens, escarole, kale, mustard greens, romaine and teat lettuce, spinach, turnip greens.
- Other vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, head lettuce, okra, onions, radishes, snap beans, squash.
- Red and orange-S/Cas: bell peppers, carrots, chili peppers, pumpkins, sweet potatoes.
- Starchy: green peas, lima beans, sweet corn.