U.S. Grocery Retail Food Inedible Parts Factors

U.S. Grocery Retail Food Inedible Parts Factors

This report describes the methodology used to quantify the weight proportion of U.S. grocery food items that are inedible parts (e.g., bones, cores, peels) as opposed to the part of a food item that is intended for human consumption. Numbers are summarized at the food department and category levels. ReFED has developed this dataset with data from Nielsen combined with USDA inedible parts percentages as documented in the Appendix.

U.S. Grocery Retail Food Inedible Parts Factors

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