The average Hungarian eats three meals a day, of which only one is a hot meal, according to a survey by tadam.hu, reported Index, a Hungarian news site. The research also revealed what Hungarians’ favorite foods are and what kind of diet the population follows.
Hungarians are famous for eating a lot of fried food and frying almost anything, even salami, and this habit was clearly reflected in their favorite meal. As it turns out, the favorite dish of Hungarians is battered chicken breast fillet, followed by battered pork chops, with battered cheese coming in third. The fourth and fifth most popular dishes were also meatballs fried in oil and fried cauliflower.
The survey also revealed how Hungarians eat.
In the vast majority of households, 58.6 percent, no one follows a special diet and only 17 percent avoid sugar consumption.
15 percent of households were lactose-free, and even fewer were taking attention to reduced carbohydrate intake. Only 1.1 per cent of Hungarian households follow a vegan diet, while the proportion of those following a vegetarian diet is slightly higher at 4.4 per cent.
The average calorie consumption of Hungarian adults is estimated at 1,985 calories per day. On a weekday, more than half of those surveyed eat three meals a day, while nearly 20 percent eat only twice a day. The five meals a day often recommended by dietitians are observed by only 33 out of a total of 500 people surveyed.
Fried meat is a very popular dish among Hungarians, and it is no coincidence that it is their favorite dish.
The situation is similar over the weekends, when people have more time and rest, but still only a few eat snacks before lunch and in the afternoon.
Hungarians usually eat hot food once a day, mostly for lunch, but 40% also eat hot food for dinner over the weekend.
The survey also showed that Hungarians like to cook their own meals, with 95% of households cooking at least three times a week. The majority of respondents cook chicken most of the time, followed by potatoes, pork, pasta, and tomatoes or tomato sauce as common ingredients.
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