Processed Food

Processed Food

It takes a lot of water to produce the food we eat, the energy we use and all the things that we buy. Use our water saving tips below to reduce your water use by choosing whole rather than processed foods. You’ll find lots of ways to shrink your water footprint.

Find out the water footprint of your food. Learn about the water footprint of your food, including some processed food, with the Water Footprint of Food Guide.

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Test your knowledge about food and waterTake the Water Footprint of Food Quiz to see how many you can get right.

“Process” your own whole foods for on-the-go snacks by chopping up fresh fruit and vegetables, making your own trail mix with dried fruit and nuts or mashing up (with a food processor) beans with olive oil and seasoning for hummus or dip.

Eat less processed food like chips, pre-made meals, candy and soda, because processing requires more water.

Learn about creating a sustainable kitchen from FoodPrint.

Learn more about the water in your food.