03 March 2019
Bhubaneswar: Chicken, mutton and fish is enjoyed by many Indians but the country is still largely vegetarian due to religious traditions and deep-rooted caste rules. In other countries, people consume beef, veal, pork, poultry and sheep on a daily basis and according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), these are the world’s most carnivorous countries:
Note: The list is based on 2016 figures and the results are calculated based on kilograms of retail weight (the weight at which the meat is sold).
Israel- The country consumes 80.3 kg of meat per year. Shawarma is one of the most-loved food items in Israel.
Uruguay- Citizens consume on average 81.0 kg of meat per year that includes 43.1 kg of red meat. Asado, Chivita and Empanada are some of the most loved Uruguayan foods.
Argentina- This country comes is in third place at just over 86.1 kg per person per year. Argentina is also the second biggest consumer of beef and veal (38.6 kg). A perfectly grilled steak is considered a traditional meal in Argentina.
The positions 6-10 are taken by Brazil, Chile, Canada, European Union and New Zealand respectively.