By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor
A recent survey of 2,042 UK residents by Red Tractor to mark the start of Red Tractor Week (15th Sept) has revealed some funny food knowledge blunders, including 23 per cent of Londoners who don’t know how broccoli is grown and that the people of the capital are the least knowledgeable area about the provenance/origin of food. Not good news for the foodies of Britain’s largest city.
Below are the top ten findings from the survey.
82% of the Brits surveyed think that cucumber is a vegetable when it’s actually a fruit
7% don’t know that bacon come from a pig
23% of Londoners don’t know how broccoli is grown
London is the least knowledgeable area about the provenance/origin of food
South West and North East are the most knowledgeable regions when it comes to food and the origin of ingredients
9% think that cheese come from a plant
2% think that peas grows on trees
2% think that veal come from a sheep
North East is the only region where 100% of the participants knew that bacon comes from a pig
9/10 surveyed think it’s important to support British producers and would rather buy something that has been produced in the UK
Red Tractor is the largest food assurance scheme in the UK. It ensures the food you buy is traceable, safe to eat and has been produced responsibly – from farms to fork! The Union Jack in the Red Tractor logo shows the food has been farmed, processed and packed in the UK