Most Hated Vegetables in US: What Veggies Do Adults Still Avoid?

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While we all know that we’re supposed to eat them, there’s no denying that it can be hard to keep up with the USDA’s daily dosage of vegetables, especially in meat-friendly locales like Kansas.  

It definitely seems like residents of the Sunflower State have their fair share of gripes with vegetables in general, based on responses from a Reddit channel about which crops are best avoided.  

While some of the common responses are unsurprising, with hardy stock such as beets, eggplant, and radishes ranking at or near the top of our list, there was a fair share of surprises when it came to which vegetables Kansans dislike the most.  

BetKansas.com paused Kansas sports betting updates and set out to find the answer by surveying 1.9k comments via Reddit.com’s /AskReddit subreddit to utilize their commented answers from the question, “What’s that one vegetable you still hate as an adult?” – ranking the responses by what received the most upvotes.  

Most Hated Vegetables in US: Survey Results

Rank 

Vegetable 

# of Upvotes 

Beets  

378 

Lima Beans 

294 

Celery 

279 

Brussels Sprouts 

203 

Spaghetti Squash 

177 

Eggplant  

138 

Okra 

74 

Radish 

48 

Mushrooms 

47 

10 

Artichoke  

24 

Breaking Down the Results

According to our responses, it seems like Kansas residents really dislike beets, with the red hued taproot scoring 378 upvotes to beat out the next closest veggie in the state, which was lima beans, which scored 294 upvotes.  

Throw in vegetables like celery (279 upvotes), brussels sprouts (203 upvotes) and spaghetti squash (177 upvotes) and you have the full perspective on the five least liked healthy foods in the state.  

Rounding out the list of disliked veggies in Kansas according to survey respondents were eggplants (138 upvotes), okra (74 upvotes), radishes (48 upvotes), mushrooms (47 upvotes), and artichokes (24 upvotes), proving that vegetables can be reviled by the masses, no matter what form they are served in.  

With the American Heart Association recommending four to five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, it seems like Kansans will have to stretch their culinary horizons to reach that benchmark, at least if their online responses are anything to go off of.  

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Author

Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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