We all know panic buying has caused stores to sell out of certain staples, such as toilet paper, during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
But what food items are now most in demand?
According to Nielsen, compared to a year ago, these food items have seen the biggest increases in sales amid the outbreak:
- Oat milk, up 476.7 percent
- Dried beans, up 230.5 percent
- Canned meat, up 187.8 percent
- Popcorn, up 47.7 percent
- Eggs, up 44 percent
Canned meat, including SPAM, and dried beans are favorites because they can last for months.
Nutritionists recommend keeping your freezer and pantry loaded with fruits and vegetables, especially long-lasting fruits such as apples, grapefruit and oranges, as well as frozen, freeze-dried and canned fruits and vegetables.
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