Water Footprints Of Food List

By Adriane Marie •  Updated: 02/19/22 •  57 min read
WATER FOOTPRINTS
OF FOODS + INGREDIENTS LISTUPDATED FOR 2022

Eat foods + ingredients with a low water footprint.
Eliminate foods and ingredients from your diet that have a high water footprint.
Water is a finite resource! Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
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Water Footprints Of Foods + Ingredients:

Global Averages, Highest to Lowest, Per 1 KG Or 2.2 Pounds

THE WATER FOOTPRINT OF ANY ANIMAL PRODUCT IS LARGER THAN THE WATER FOOTPRINT OF A
WISELY CHOSEN CROP PRODUCT WITH EQUIVALENT NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Oxford Academic, ‘The Hidden Water Resource Use Behind Meat and Dairy’ by Arjen Y. Hoekstra

Products derived from animals (meat, poultry, dairy, etc.) contribute to more than 1/4 of the water footprint of humanity!

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Water Footprints Of Foods + Ingredients:

Highest to Lowest, Per 1 KG Or 2.2 Pounds

In industrialized countries, moving toward a vegetarian diet can reduce the food-related water footprint of people by 36%
Oxford Academic, ‘The Hidden Water Resource Use Behind Meat and Dairy’ by Arjen Y. Hoekstra

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IN INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES, MOVING TOWARD A VEGETARIAN DIET CAN REDUCE THE FOOD-RELATED WATER FOOTPRINT OF PEOPLE BY 36%

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Water footprints of any animal product are larger than crops with equivalent nutritional value.

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IN INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES, MOVING TOWARD A VEGETARIAN DIET CAN REDUCE THE FOOD-RELATED WATER FOOTPRINT OF PEOPLE BY 36%

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Water Footprints Of Foods + Ingredients:

Alphabetical Order, Per 1 KG Or 2.2 Pounds

A

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B

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C

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D

E

F

G

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H

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

THE WATER FOOTPRINT OF ANY ANIMAL PRODUCT IS LARGER THAN A CROP PRODUCT WITH EQUIVALENT NUTRITIONAL VALUE.

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T

V

W

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Sources:

The green, blue and grey water footprint of crops and derived crop products
M. M. Mekonnen and A. Y. Hoekstra

Water Footprint Network
Water footprint of crop and animal products: a comparison
The Water Footprint of Food | FoodPrint
Which foods need the most water to produce?

Adriane Marie

As an educator, author and conscious consumer advocate, I study and organize ethical info for you to quickly see how our purchases impact animals, people and the planet. I hope you find this HEALabel knowledge useful and can apply it to your life for personal and societal improvement and empowerment.