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Trends In U.S. Wheat-Based Food Consumption: Nutrition, Convenience, And Ethnic Foods


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  • Moutou, Christele
  • Brester, Gary W.
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    This study identifies U.S. consumers' use of food nutrition labels on wheat-based foods; consumer attitudes toward the importance of taste, price, and nutrition in choosing wheat-based snack foods; and consumer knowledge of Middle-Eastern wheat-based foods. A survey of U.S. primary grocery shoppers indicated that most respondents believed it was important that their diets contained wheat-based food products. A majority of respondents indicated that fat content was the most important item on food nutrition labels when making a wheat-based food purchase decision. A majority of respondents indicated that taste was the most important factor when making wheat-based snack food purchases. Most respondents were not familiar with Middle-Eastern wheat-based foods.

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    Article provided by Food Distribution Research Society in its journal Journal of Food Distribution Research.

    Volume (Year): 29 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 2 (July)

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:jlofdr:26878

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    Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety;


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    1. Rafael Cortez & Ben Senauer, 1996. "Taste Changes in the Demand for Food by Demographic Groups in the United States: A Nonparametric Empirical Analysis," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 78(2), pages 280-289.
    2. Nayga, Rodolfo M., Jr., 1996. "Determinants Of Consumers' Use Of Nutritional Information On Food Packages," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 28(02), December.
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    1. Schupp, Alvin R. & Gillespie, Jeffrey M. & Reed, Debra, 1998. "Consumer Choice Among Alternative Red Meats," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 29(3), November.
    2. Armah, Paul W. & Kennedy, Donald, 2000. "Evaluating Consumer Perceptions And Preferences For Pasture-Raised Pork In The Mississippi Delta Of Arkansas," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 18(3).
    3. Armah, Paul W. & Kennedy, Donald, 2000. "Identification Of Market Potential For Pasture-Raised Pork In The Mississippi Delta Of Arkansas-1998," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 31(01), March.


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