Vietnamese’s meat consumption up 50% over 10 years
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The volumes of meat, fish, eggs and milk consumed by Vietnamese people per capita have sharply increased over the past 10 years, a national inquiry shows
Vietnamese's consumption of meat has risen by 50 percent over the past 10 years Photo: An Ninh Thu Do
The inquiry, which is made once every 10 years, has been conducted by the National Institute of Nutrition and was announced in Hanoi yesterday.
Accordingly, in 2000, the consumption of meat was 51g per person per day and the consumptions of fish and eggs-milk were 46 g and 10 g per person per day, respectively.
Ten years later, the consumption of meat per capita per day has risen to 84 g, while the consumption of fish and eggs-milk has gone up to 60 g and 30 g per capita per day, respectively.
As such, the rate of meat consumption has increased by about 50 percent.
However, the inquiry’s results show that Vietnamese people have not taken in enough green vegetables. In 2010, the consumption of this food category had dropped to 190 g per capita per day, compared to the 214 g in 1985.
According to Le Danh Tuyen, deputy head of the Institute, Vietnamese people should eat meat at a rate of 50-60 g per person per day, while the advisable rate for fish and seafood-derived food is 100-150g per person per day, and that for green vegetables is 300 g per person per day.