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Thirstiest Crops

Growing commonly eaten foods demands an enormous amount of water. Here are some of the thirstiest crops.

Rank Food Quantity Water required (gallons)
1. Chocolate 1 lb 2,067
2. Beef 1 lb 1,851
3. Sheep meat 1 lb 1,250
4. Pork 1 lb 719
5. Butter 1 lb 666
6. Chicken meat 1 lb 519
7. Cheese 1 lb 381
8. Olives 1 lb 363
9. Rice 1 lb 299
10. Pasta 1 lb 222
Source: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME), 2015.

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