January 30, 2023 08:38
Koreans' rice consumption hit a new low last year as their diets continued to become more Westernized.
Statistics Korea said last Friday that Koreans consumed an average of 56.7 kg of rice last year, down 0.4 percent on-year.
The average consumption of rice amounted to 112.9 kg per person in 1992, but the number has drastically dwindled to half of what was consumed 30 years ago.
The continued drop is being attributed to the recent popularity of low-carb diets and rising demand for ready-to-eat meals.
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