Revealed: The Vegetable UK Adults HATE Above All others

Because sometimes eating your greens is a punishment worse than death.

A artful selection of vegetables.
Vegetables Which one do you hate the most?

Squash, beetroot, leeks and turnip – these are just a few of the dull and drab vegetables that rank among the least popular for adults living in the UK.

However, the identity of the vile veg that ranks as the worst may surprise a few out there: celery.

That’s right: those seemingly harmless green sticks of nothingness represent Britain’s least popular vegetable according to a survey of 2,000 people conducted by food production company Mash Direct.

Celeriac represented the second least loved bit of veg, just ahead of avocado and Brussel sprouts with turnips rounding off this turd of a top five.

A lovely picture of celery.

On the flip side and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the humble potato came out on top as the most popular vegetable on the planet – blame chips – followed closely by the carrot with peas completing the top three.

The traditionally divisive tomato came out fourth in the poll with Broccoli also faring surprisingly well as the fifth most munched in the country.

Mash Direct’s Director of Marketing and Food Trends Jack Hamilton said: “As family budgets might not stretch to seemingly popular vegetables, parents are serving their families the classics that they know and were served in their childhood.”

And by classics, loaded can only assume he means chips. Lots and lots of chips.

Here’s a run down of the top 10 most and least popular:


Favourite vegetables (adults)

1. Potato

2. Carrot

3. Peas

4. Tomato

5. Broccoli

6. Cucumber/salad leaves

7. Cabbage

8. Spring onions

9. Corn

10. Green/French beans


Least favourite vegetables (adults)

1. Celery

2. Celeriac

3. Avocado

4. Brussels sprouts

5. Turnip

6. Kale

7. Parsnips

8. Squash

9. Beetroot

10. Leeks

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