The most hated veg revealed (it's not what you think)!

The most hated veg revealed (it's not what you think)!

Sprouts are no longer the most hated veg for British adults, with trendy veg knocking them off the top spot.

Celeriac, avocado, turnip and kale were singled out as the vegetables we least like to find on our dinner plates.

Parsnips, squash, beetroot and leeks rounded out the top 10 in a survey of 2,000 people by family-owned farming and food production company Mash Direct.

Celeriac, turnip and kale are the least-loved vegetables

The humble spud was crowned the nation's favourite veg, beating carrots, peas, tomatoes and broccoli.

The poll reveals that although the avocado was named as the most 'pinned' ingredient on Pinterest in 2015, one in five adults has never actually eaten one.

Children voted Brussels sprouts their least favourite veg and – like their parents – spuds as their favourite.

And despite the huge variety now available, a third of adults said they stick to the same vegetables that their parents did.

Jack Hamilton at Mash Direct, said:  "It just goes to show that the old favourites are still the first choice when it comes to family meal times.

"As family budgets might not stretch to seemingly popular vegetables, parents are serving their families the classics that they know and were served in their childhood," he adds.

Favourite vegetables (adults)

  1. Potato
  2. Carrot
  3. Peas
  4. Tomato
  5. Broccoli
  6. Cucumber/salad leaves
  7. Cabbage
  8. Spring onions
  9. Corn
  10. Green/French beans

Least favourite vegetables (adults)

  1. Celery
  2. Celeriac
  3. Avocado
  4. Brussels sprouts
  5. Turnip
  6. Kale
  7. Parsnips
  8. Squash
  9. Beetroot
  10. Leeks

Favourite vegetables (children)

  1. Potatoes
  2. Carrots
  3. Peas
  4. Cucumber
  5. Corn
  6. Tomatoes
  7. Broccoli
  8. Lettuce/salad leaves
  9. Sweet potato
  10. Green/French beans

Least favourite vegetables (children)

  1. Brussels sprouts
  2. Celery
  3. Celeriac
  4. Beetroot
  5. Avocado
  6. Kale
  7. Turnip
  8. Spring onions
  9. Leeks
  10. Cabbage