5 infographics about your food that will amaze you

Look at all of this tasty data! We've got more than just regular ol' pie charts here!

Eat the rainbow!

Take a walk through a greengrocer's and you'll see a dazzling array of colours, from deep-red tomatoes to bright yellow lemons. But did you know that the colour of your fruit and veg can indicate which nutrients the plant is rich in? Use this handy chart from Chasing Delicious to remind yourself to get your daily dose of ROY G. BIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet):

Learn more about the colours of your food and nutrition here.

The environmental impact of a hamburger

Are you a lover of juicy hamburgers? Perhaps you'll want to switch to a plant-based option when you see what goes into just one quarter-pound (113 grams) of hamburger meat:

Source: The Salt

Food waste cheat sheet

Did you know that 1.3 billion metric tonnes of food waste is produced yearly around the world? We hate it when our greens go droops and our bread goes mouldy, but thanks to this awesome chart from Life Hacker, that's all in the past. Use this as a guide for making your food last longer, which in turn reduces waste!

Related: What To Do When You've Bought Too Much Food

Powerful foods: How do our food choices impact the planet?

This infographic from Catalyst shows the fuel and energy efficiency of different food sources, such as meat, wheat and vegetables. Theseestimates give a good idea of how energy efficient the foods we eat are:

The hidden water footprint of your food

This chart from Future Food reveals how water-intensive the production of your favourite foods is, from chocolate to chicken. It's not something that we often think about, but a useful reminder that we have a significant environmental footprint that we don't even know about!

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