January 18/Brussels/European Food Information Council -- A survey conducted by the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) has found people are not consuming adequate amount of fruits and vegetables. From time to time, people are made aware of the benefits of consuming rich nutritional food, but many fail to include them in their diet.

The survey noted Europeans consume 13.6oz of vegetable and fruits on daily basis, still ahead of the U.S. consumers’ 9.1oz. It further observed that only 14 countries are meeting the target of consuming 14.1oz of fruit and vegetable daily. These countries include Austria, Germany, Italy and Poland.

The survey found that Finland, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Iceland are among those countries which are not consuming fruits and vegetables in adequate quantity. However, comparing the data with a 1970 study finds that the consumption of fruits and vegetables has increased.

 From the January 18, 2012, Prepared Foods' Daily News.