The weekend of May is approaching, and with it the start of your favorite barbecue season! It is accompanied by relaxation, sun, meetings with friends and dining in the fresh air. In addition to the traditional grill dishes, we like to choose vegetables or fish. Does this mean we are limiting our meat consumption? What do the Poles really think of barbecue? Grocery store Barbora.pl decided to convince
The long weekend in May is the first long-awaited battery rest and recharge after winter. More than 43% of Poles are likely to spend this amount on a plot of land, according to a survey conducted in April of this year at the request of the Barbora.pl online store. It is an opportunity for socializing and interrogation together, and although there are voices that questioning is unhealthy, only 6.7% of respondents admitted that they do not interrogate at all, and the most numerous are people over the age of 50. However, contemporary barbecue has changed its character quite a bit. Fish, seafood, vegetables, and even fruit appeared on the grill, in doing so replacing the traditional pork neck or black pudding. Does this mean we are staying away from grilled meats?
Meat is still in fashion
In fact, in Barbora’s study, a relatively large percentage (28%) reported limiting grilled meat consumption. The most common reason for such a decision is the recognition that fish and vegetables are healthier (54.2%). More than 52% of respondents admitted that they limit their consumption of meat, not just grilled meat. One in three respondents believe that carcinogens are produced when grilling meat, more than 27% choose to protect animal welfare, and about 13% believe it is unethical. Only 10% do not like meat, and every fifth person thinks grilling meat is unhealthy. However, up to 49% of Poles declare that they do not exclude the consumption of traditional baked pork neck and do not intend to limit it.
Healthy or unhealthy?
How is this interrogation and what do those interested in it think? About 10% of respondents believe that barbecue is healthy and about 11% categorically reject it. Every second respondent claims that barbecue is healthy, but certain conditions must be met. Nearly 43% think it’s about preparing the right food, and 15% think it’s about buying the right products. About 23% of respondents admitted that, yes, we can make grilled dishes as healthy as possible, but we can never completely get rid of the negative effects of grilling itself.
grill the head
There are several ways to make sure your grilled food is of the highest quality. Women focus mainly on paying attention to the hygiene of barbecue utensils such as spoons, tongs (47.2%), pre-seasoning products (43.3%) or choosing fuels that emit the least amount of harmful substances (38.3%). Men similarly, although grilling time was shorter first (42.8%), then proper fuel (37.3%) and finally seasoning produce (36.1%). More than 37% of respondents never add ignition when there is food on the grid, and about 19% never use it. About 31% do not grill directly over a fire to avoid carbonation of the food, 14.3% say they reduce grilling time by putting dishes in the oven early, and 27% admit that they choose lean meat and fish instead of traditional pork neck or black pudding. Only 4% of people answered that they did not use any of the above methods.
Barbecue season is the time for outdoor get-togethers in a great family atmosphere. Over the past week, we have noticed an increase in interest in typical products for such occasions: briquettes or barbecue spices. Consumer options also include meat products in addition to vegetables and fruits, which are ideal for light spring salads. Therefore, in order to meet the expectations of our customers, we have prepared a special “Picnic” offer – Says Agnieszka Śliwka-Stachowiak, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Barbora.pl
The material uses the results of a survey conducted by the Barbora trading company by Agencja Badań Rynku i Opinii SW Reaserch in April 2022, n = 1000.
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