Pasta Facts

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Have you ever wondered how much pasta is collectively consumed by Americans or how much pasta people typically eat? With pasta being a staple in so many households and one of America’s favorite foods, you can imagine it’s quite a lot!

Check out these fun pasta facts below:

* Unless otherwise identified, these stats are pulled from the International Pasta Organization’s December 2017 World Pasta Industry Status Report

The average American consumes approximately 20 lbs. of pasta annually. This makes it the 6th highest food per capita in the country.
According to a National Pasta Association analysis, the average price an American pays for pasta is about $1.45 per pound. This makes it one of the most affordable meal options on shelves!
The United States produces 4.4 billion pounds of pasta annually, making it the second largest pasta-producing nation in the world.
Collectively, the U.S. consumes 5.95 billion pounds of pasta per year.
In an NPA consumer survey, 86% of participants said they ate pasta at least once a week.
According to recent NPA research, Americans eat an average of 9 ounces of pasta a day.
Americans typically consume more pasta at dinner compared to lunch.
October 25th is World Pasta Day! Countries from around the globe celebrate this beloved food in October while the scientific and medical community gather at the annual World Pasta Congress to address the latest food trends, research and consumption.
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