Koreans Consume More Coffee Than Rice

      September 23, 2014 10:13

      Koreans now consume more coffee than their staple food rice, according to a survey by the Korea Centers for Disease Control of 3,805 adults.

      The average Korean drinks coffee 12.3 times a week, or 1.8 times a day. Next is kimchi (11.8 times), followed by multigrain rice (9.5 times) and white rice (seven times).

      Koreans drink milk 2.7 times a week.

      In 2012, Koreans drank coffee 12.1 times a week, but kimchi and white rice consumption have declined since.

      A KCDC spokesman said, "Although it is difficult to evaluate coffee consumption in terms of nutritional benefits, it is unhealthy to drink coffee with too much sugar and cream."

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