Kagome Co Ltd recently conducted a survey of Japanese mothers of children aged 3 or older, which vegetables their kids disliked the most.
The eggplant got the dubious honor. According to the research results, 60.8% children said they don't like eating vegetables anyway, but 32.5% nominated the eggplant as the vegetable they dislike the most. That was followed by bell peppers (26%) and shiitake mushrooms, okra and Welsh onions -- which have either a strong taste or strong smell.
At the other end of the spectrum, 77.3% of the children said they like corn most of all,followed by potatoes (71.8%) and "edamame" or soybeans in a pod (70.6%). Children said these vegetables taste sweeter.
Kagome said the research was conducted online and responses were received from 800 women who have children aged from 3 to 15.© Japan Today