Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies and pie are all about to grace the table at many household celebrations. Just how much of these foods are consumed? Check out these unbelievable Thanksgiving stats.
242 million. The number of turkeys that were raised in the U.S. in 2014, according to the United States Census Bureau.
16 pounds. That's how much turkey the average American chowed down on in 2013.
31%. The portion of yearly turkey consumption that takes place during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
2.4 billion pounds. The amount of sweet potatoes produced in 2014.
5.3 pounds. The average amount each American cosumed of the popular side dish in 2011.
1.1 billion. The number of pumpkins the U.S. grew in 2011.
3,699 pounds. The weight of the Guinness World Record winner for largest pumpkin pie, baked in 2010 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio. It was 20 feet in diameter. Some crazy facts about the recipe: It required 187 cans of pumpkin, 233 dozen eggs, 109 gallons of evaporated milk, 525 pounds of sugar, 7 pounds of salt, 14.5 pounds of cinnamon and 3 pounds of pumpkin pie spice.
15 million. The number of Americans who planned to dine out last Thanksgiving, according to the National Restaurant Association.
14 million. The number who were going to order takeout for at least part of their Thanksgiving meal.
4 million. The number who planned to order their ENTIRE Turkey Day dinner.
This story originally appeared on Delish.com.
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