Do you eat more beef or chicken? How about oranges or strawberries? If we time-traveled back to 1970, we’d find the average American chowing down on beef and oranges, while today they’d likely prefer chicken and strawberries (though not necessarily together).
This data comes from statistician Nathan Yau, who crunched the numbers from the USDA’s Food Availability Data System. Yau displayed the food trends in a nifty—and easy to digest (yes, that’s a food pun)—interactive chart on the site Flowing Data. Click below to find out when we started consuming more chicken than pork and more 2 percent milk than whole.