The medical norm of vegetable consumption is 90 kg per year per person.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, over the past year, potato consumption has become 112,6 kg per capita, having increased by 2016 kg compared to 0,6, and over the past ten years - by 4,6 kg.
In 2017, 29,6 million tons of potatoes were harvested in Russia on farms of all categories. This indicator for ten years has not changed significantly. The Potato Union reported that increased demand for vegetable processing products. It is, in particular, chips and french fries. Another reason for the increase in consumption lies in the low price of potatoes, experts say.
Growth in demand for starchy products in Russia is a concern for nutritionists. They fear that this could result in an increase in the number of diabetics. With almost daily consumption of potatoes, a person runs the risk of developing diabetes after four to five years, write "News".