Eurostat: More than half of Cypriots consumed 1 to 4 fruit and vegetable portions daily

Nearly one third of Cypriots, to be specific 32.6% over 15, did not consume a single portion of fruit or vegetables on a daily basis in 2014, according to Eurostat. According to the same census, 51.3% consumed 1 to 4 portions and 16.1% more than 5.

Eurostat correlates education levels with fruit consumption, finding that “5-a-day” differs between high and low educated people. In Cyprus 12.4% of those who have attended low educations levels, stated that have consumed at least 5 daily portions of fruit per day, 16.1% of those of medium education levels and 19.7 of those who have attended high education levels.

Regular consumption of fruit and vegetables is considered as an important element of a healthy and balanced diet. In the European Union (EU) however, slightly more than a third (34.4%) of the population aged 15 or over did not eat them on a daily basis

Source: Cyprus News Agency.