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Most Thais more conscious about eating habits amid Covid-19 crisis: poll

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The majority of respondents to a Suan Dusit Poll survey said they were concerned about food during the Covid-19 era. The survey "Thai foods in the Covid-19 era" was conducted between April 26 and 29 on 1,192 samples nationwide.

Asked about their concerns related to foods before and after the Covid-19 outbreak:

70.94 per cent said they paid more attention now;

26.00 per cent said they paid as much now as they did before the outbreak;

3.06 per cent said they paid less attention now.

Asked about changes to their eating practices during the Covid-19 era (multiple choice):

75.81 per cent said they cooked food at home;

71.70 per cent said they paid attention to food cleanliness;

59.99 per cent said they chose foods that were good for health;

56.22 per cent said they paid attention to food containers;

49.86 per cent said they chose foods that could protect them from Covid-19.

When asked if they believed that certain foods could protect them from Covid-19:

47.53 per cent said they believed;

37.90 per cent said they were not sure;

14.57 per cent said they did not.

When asked what foods could protect people from Covid-19 (multiple choice):

55.09 per cent said foods with herbs;

50.63 per cent said "pad krapao" (stir-fried basil);

48.95 per cent said foods with ginger;

42.56 per cent said "tom yam" (spicy soup);

32.30 per cent said "kaeng zom marum" (sour curry with drumstick).

Asked about the respondents' favourite foods during the Covid-19 era (multiple choice):

32.23 per cent said "pad krapao" (stir-fried basil);

24.91 per cent said "tom yam" (spicy soup);

21.60 per cent said "pad pak" (stir-fried vegetables);

17.60 per cent said "nam prik" (spicy chili sauce);

12.89 per cent said egg recipes.

Asked about their expenditure on foods during the Covid-19 era:

39.42 per cent said they spent more than before the pandemic;

36.69 per cent said they spent the same amount;

23.89 per cent said their expenses had decreased.

Respondents' expense on foods amid the Covid-19 crisis was on average around THB226.74 per day.

Bangkokians averaged THB268.04 per day and people in other provinces THB207.04 per day

Published : May 02, 2021

By : The Nation