Posted by Aston Avery

Max La Manna on preventing food waste

Brits who are choosing to eat more plant-based foods this Veganuary are at risk of inadvertently creating more food waste, according to a new survey.

The research from California Almonds found that the novelty of experimenting with a new diet meant that more than a third of Brits (38%) wasted more food when they first switched to eating more plant-based foods.

Foods commonly ending up in the bin include bagged salad (25%), fresh vegetables (20%), fresh fruit (19%), cooked leftovers (17%) and bread (17%).

Foods with a long shelf life such as pasta (31%), biscuits (29%), crisps (27%), rice (24%) and dried fruit and nuts such as almonds (22%) are the least wasted.

Aston spoke to author, digital content creator and chef Max La Manna.

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

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