Britons throw away 170 million apples, oranges and other fruits in a week after they spoil or lose their freshness.
New research shows Londoners throw away more fruit than anyone else in the UK, throwing out 3.6 uneaten fruit per week.
The residents of Birmingham and Leeds were also big fruit eaters, throwing out 2.8 and 2.5 specimens a week, respectively.
This compares to an average of 2.43 fetuses per week in the UK, according to a study of 2,000 adults in the UK.
Max Gowland, chief research officer of supplement company Future You Cambridge, which commissioned the research, said:
“Our study shows very large regional differences in fruit consumption,” he added.
The disposal of fruit has a negative impact on the climate because methane gas is released, which heats the earth as it decomposes. It’s also about the loss of land, water, fertilizers and kilometers of transport.
Most fresh fruits like apples, berries, and grapes will last longer if stored in their original packaging and in the “crisp” compartment at the bottom of the refrigerator. The humidity is different from other parts of the refrigerator. Designed to keep fruits and vegetables as fresh as possible.
Plastic bags with holes or small ventilation holes, on the other hand, help keep fruit fresh longer by releasing moisture.
When it comes to eating fruit, the study found that Coventry residents top the list with 20 servings a week – bananas, pineapples and cherries being their favourites.
According to the study, Southampton are closest – at 18.9 parts in a week, followed by Aberdeen at 18.4.
Strawberries are a popular fruit in the UK, followed by bananas, grapes, apples and raspberries.
Figs, on the other hand, are the least popular fruit in the country, followed by avocado, lychee, grapefruit and pomegranate.
Some fruits are defined as 2 plums, 7 strawberries, 14 cherries, an apple, a banana, a pear, half a grapefruit or a melon slice.
Nine in ten Britons say two in three should eat a healthier diet while taking vitamins and supplements.
The younger generation appeared to be least interested in fruit, averaging 18-34 years old who sometimes spent nearly eight days without fruit, but said they were more likely to leave vegetables on their plate after eating.