Some Hungarian dishes are undoubtedly among the strangest in the world. However, not all Hungarians are keen on these special dishes: many prefer simple, familiar dishes. Tadam.hu has carried out a representative survey on certain eating habits of Hungarians. Here are the results!
Survey on the eating habits of Hungarians
The representative research of Tadam.hu surveyed 500 Hungarian consumers in the second half of the year 2021. Their aim was to get to know certain eating habits and favourite foods of Hungarians. It revealed that the average Hungarian eats three meals a day and typically consumes hot meals once a day, rtl.hu reports.
The responses showed that 58.6 percent of Hungarian households do not follow a special diet. Of those who do avoid some ingredients, most avoid sugar, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the survey, 17 percent of households follow a reduced sugar intake, followed by 15 percent of lactose- and dairy-free diets, while reduced carbohydrate intake is the third most common dietary pattern.
Only 8 percent of households have a gluten-sensitive person, and only 4.4 percent have a vegetarian and 1.1 percent a vegan diet. The research also shows that only one fifth of people surveyed can estimate how many calories they consume. On average, this is estimated at 1985 Kcal/day.
54 percent of the respondents eat three meals a day on weekdays. A surprising result is that nearly 20 percent of Hungarians eat only twice a day on weekdays. 54 percent of the respondents eat three meals a day on weekdays. A surprising result is that nearly 20 percent of Hungarians eat only twice a day on weekdays. The five meals recommended by many dieticians and nutritionists are only taken by 33 out of 500 people.
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Favourites dishes of Hungarians
The top list of main dishes is as follows:
- fried chicken breast fillet
- fried loin
- fried cheese
These are followed by meatballs and fried cauliflower. All in all, it seems like four of the five favourite Hungarian dishes are fried.
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Source: rtl.hu, Tadam.hu
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