The Most Popular Vegetable in Every State

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Here at EatingWell, we love our vegetables. From easy grilled vegetable sides to vegetable-forward comfort food recipes, we enjoy them every day of the week, and many of you do too. Beyond their vibrant colors and delicious flavors, vegetables of all shapes and sizes boast a variety of health benefits. Making sure you are getting enough in your day to day is crucial for longevity and cutting chronic disease risk (Check out our Eat More Vegetables Challenge for tips and recipe inspiration to up your intake).

Though it is important to eat a variety of veggies every day, people certainly have their preferences. To learn more, we took a look at the most popular vegetable in every state in the US. We took a look at the most searched vegetables in every state. It may not surprise you that potatoes were at the top of the list for nearly every state, with tomatoes as a close second. To avoid listing potatoes 50 times in a row, we chose the most popular unique vegetable for each state. After parsing out the top searched vegetables, we found the single vegetable that got the most love in each state (relative to other states and total veggie searches in that state). Several have ties to the climate and the cuisine, like chile peppers in Colorado and New Mexico. Some we could definitely see coming (looking at you, Idaho). But others on this list surprised us. What's the most popular vegetable in your state? Check out the list below to find out.

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Alabama

Corn

Alaska

Winter Squash

Arizona

Chile Peppers

Arkansas

Onion

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Pictured Recipe: Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette

California

Garlic

Colorado

Chile peppers

Connecticut

Zucchini

Delaware

Cabbage

District of Columbia

Bell Peppers

Florida

Spinach

Georgia

Summer Squash

Hawaii

Pumpkin

Idaho

Potato

Pictured Recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Melting Potatoes

Illinois

Broccoli

Indiana

Corn

Iowa

Cabbage

Kansas

Onion

Kentucky

Summer Squash

Louisiana

Sweet Potato

Pictured Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Maine

Winter Squash

Maryland

Garlic

Massachusetts

Broccoli

Michigan

Bell Peppers

Minnesota

Winter Squash

Mississippi

Potatoes

Missouri

Onion

Montana

Winter Squash

Nebraska

Corn

Pictured Recipe: Jonathan Perno's New Mexican Red Chile

Nevada

Chile Peppers

New Hampshire

Cabbage

New Jersey

Tomato

New Mexico

Chile Peppers

New York

Garlic

North Carolina

Summer Squash

North Dakota

Cabbage

Ohio

Zucchini

Oklahoma

Potato

Oregon

Spinach

Pictured Recipe: Balsamic-Parmesan Sautéed Spinach

Pennsylvania

Tomato

Rhode Island

Summer Squash

South Carolina

Broccoli

South Dakota

Winter Squash

Tennessee

Sweet Potato

Texas

Chile Pepper

Utah

Garlic

Vermont

Cabbage

Virginia

Bell Pepper

Washington

Broccoli

West Virginia

Summer Squash

Wisconsin

Onion

Wyoming

Chile Pepper