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RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, UK

Modern kids more adventurous with food, according to poll

They have eaten curry by the age of five, mussels by six, and sushi by seven.

According to a new research by Giraffe World Kitchen, one in ten children under ten have tried an oyster with hummus, bao buns from China, Japanese katsu curry and Mexican quesadillas among a list of world foods parents never tried as a kid.

The study revealed a generational shift in what today’s children will eat, with the average youngster trying things their parents didn’t try until they were well into adulthood, such as chillies, squid, Pad Thai and edamame beans.

According to the poll, of the 1,500 parents who took part in the study, a third said their children were adventurous when it comes to their culinary tastes and half said ‘they will try most things.’

Also, 27% of the parents said their kids can use chopsticks.

A spokesperson for Giraffe World Kitchen said, “Kids today have such a great choice of world foods at their fingertips, it’s not a huge surprise to hear that they are so much more adventurous than their parents ever were at the same age.

“With parents set to take their children out for 12 meals over the summer holidays and seven in ten parents saying they have concerns over how much money they’d spend on eating out, we understand keeping the kids happy with exciting and varied meals from around the world isn’t always cheap, which is why we are offering our kids eat free deal throughout the summer holidays.”

Photo credit: Chaat Chatore Franchise

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