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THE TOP 5 ‘MOST DEDICATED’ STATES FOR HOLIDAY MEAL PREP

By on December 20, 2014

How long do you spend in the kitchen creating the perfect holiday meal? To put this question to the test, food researchers at Del Monte — the country’s preeminent fruit and vegetable brand — asked 2,500 Americans to describe how long it takes them to get ready for the typical holiday meal.

THE TOP 5 ‘MOST DEDICATED’ STATES FOR HOLIDAY MEAL PREP

 

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Shown below are the Top 25 U.S. states that prepare holiday meals the fastest (with the average prep time shown in parenthesis):

> THE TOP 25 ‘MOST SPEEDY’ U.S. STATES FOR HOLIDAY MEAL PREP

#1: Kansas (3.6 hours spent on holiday meal preparation)
#2: Iowa (3.7 hours)
#3: Delaware (3.8 hours)
#4: North Dakota (3.9 hours)
#5: New Mexico (4 hours)
#6: Nebraska (4.1 hours)
#7: Montana (4.2 hours)
#8: Idaho (4.2 hours)
#9: Utah (4.3 hours)
#10: Hawaii (4.5 hours)
#11: Connecticut (4.5 hours)
#12: Alaska (4.6 hours)
#13: Illinois (4.6 hours)
#14: Vermont (4.7 hours)
#15: California (4.7 hours)
#16: Washington (4.8 hours)
#17: Massachusetts (4.8 hours)
#18: Louisiana (4.8 hours)
#19: Tennessee (4.9 hours)
#20: Minnesota (4.9 hours)
#21: Wyoming (4.9 hours)
#22: South Dakota (5 hours)
#23: Ohio (5 hours)
#24: New Hampshire (5 hours)
#25: Nevada (5 hours)

So which states have the longest holiday meal prep times? Del Monte ranked those, too:

> THE TOP 5 ‘MOST DEDICATED’ STATES FOR HOLIDAY MEAL PREP

#1: Mississippi (7.1 hours on average for holiday meal preparation)
#2: Kentucky (6.9 hours)
#3: Alabama (6.7 hours)
#4: Georgia (6.5 hours)
#5: Texas (6.5 hours)

www.delmonte.com

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