When it comes to the most popular fruit in the UK, it’s not an apple, peach, pear, or even a plum.
According to a survey of 1,000 Brits, the most popular fresh fruit snack is the portable, eater-friendly banana, which got 40 percent of the vote.
Runners-up included apples, which was named the favorite fruit for 23 percent of respondents, followed by pears, oranges and plums.
The survey was carried out by fruit delivery service Fruitdrop in the UK.
In their report last year on snacking trends in the US, market research company The NPD Group found that fresh fruit emerged as the most popular snack food among American consumers, followed by chocolate and chips.
The biggest consumers of fresh fruit in the US are those aged 65 and older, followed by children under 12.
Meanwhile, a recently released study out of Cornell University found that American kids ate more fruit such as apples when it was served to them pre-sliced.
Findings showed that cut-up fruit was seen as easier to eat for younger students with smaller mouths and missing or loose teeth, while for older girls, eating whole fruits in front of others was seen as messy and potentially embarrassing.