Comparison of Consumption of Pulses in Two Seasons of the Year in Chile

Barrientos-De la Rosa, Claudia; Duran-Aguero, Samuel; Mardones, María José; Morejón, Yadira; García-Milla, Paula; Albornoz, Pablo; Torres, Ximena and Landaeta-Díaz, Leslie

Keywords: legumes, season, intake


Background: In Chile, the consumption of legumes at least two times per week is promoted. However, there is a low consumption of legumes. Therefore, our objective is to describe legume consumption in two different seasonal periods. Methods: Serial cross-sectional study: surveys were distributed during summer and winter using different digital platforms. Frequency of consumption, purchase access, and preparation type were investigated. Results: In total, 3280 adults were surveyed in summer and 3339 in winter. The mean age was 33 years. Totals of 97.7% and 97.5% of the population reported consuming legumes in both periods; consumption increased to 3 times per week during winter. In both periods, the main reason for their preference is that they are delicious and nutritious, followed by their use as a meat substitute; the main barriers to their consumption in both periods are that they are expensive (29% in summer and 27.8% in winter) and difficult to prepare. Conclusion: A good consumption of legumes was observed, but with a higher frequency of consumption during winter, with an intake of ≥1 per day; additionally, differences were found in purchases according to season, although no differences were found in the method of preparation.

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Título de la Revista: NUTRIENTS
Volumen: 15
Número: 11
Editorial: MDPI
Fecha de publicación: 2023
Idioma: Ingles


Notas: WOS, ISI, Scopus