top 10 most-Hated foods

by Diane Lofshult on Feb 16, 2010

Food for Thought

George H.W. Bush wasn’t the only one who hated broccoli. According to the findings of a 2007 survey reported in The Journal of Psychology, broccoli ranks high in foods disliked by the masses.

Of the 75,000-plus participants in the survey, most tended to put the foods they disliked into three basic categories: vegetables, meat and fat. Many reported that texture played a large role in determining specific food aversions: soggy led the list in complaints, whereas foods with firmer textures fared better, as did sweet foods. According to the survey results, these are the top 10 foods Americans love to hate, in descending order:

l. liver

2. lima beans

3. mayonaise

4. mushrooms

5. eggs

6. okra

7. beets

8. Brussels sprouts

9. tuna

10. gelatin

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Diane Lofshult

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Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach, California. Reach her at