Have you ever wondered how much the United States spends on Turkey Day? Ever wondered how much we eat on the day of thanks? How many potatoes we eat and how many green beans we make into a casserole? Well, I have answered your questions with a little research on how we spend our day of stomach stuffing gratitude.
The average American consumes 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving day. That means we eat twice as many calories and three times as much fat than what we are recommended daily. As a whole country, America eats 51 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day alone.
In preparation for Thanksgiving, 2.4 billion pounds of sweet potatoes, 226 million pounds of cherries, and 7.2 million barrels of cranberries are produced annually in the U.S. There are $17 million worth of pumpkins produced every year here in the states to make our signature pumpkin pie.
There are 37 places in America named Plymouth, after the rock the Pilgrims found when they came to Massachusetts of the Mayflower.
America spends a bunch of money on Turkey Day, so make sure you are thankful for the food you bought! Happy Thanksgiving:)
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