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Poke bowls, mushroom stir fry top takeaway orders as South Africans ditch unhealthier options

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Uber Eats
  • Poke bowls, frozen mixed berries and mushroom stir fry have been the most-ordered healthy meals on Uber Eats.
  • Uber Eats reports that usage of the keyword "healthy" grew by 82% from customer searches. 
  • According to the delivery service, they have seen a 71% increase in the number of healthy meal orders in April.
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Healthy meal orders on Uber Eats have increased by 71%, according to the ordering platform's latest statistics.

Poke bowls - in various flavour combinations - were the most-ordered healthier item.

"With gyms closed and home workouts buffering, maintaining a robust lifestyle has become increasingly difficult," says Uber Eats general manager, Ailyssa Pretorius. 

Pretorius adds that South Africans are leading the pack as the world's population moves towards a healthier lifestyle during worldwide lockdowns to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

"Since the app was able to deliver under Level 4, there has been a steep increase in food orders that are fresh, organic and health-conscious."

Uber Eats reports that customer searches for the keyword "healthy" grew by 82%. Protein bars and spring rolls were among the most popular snacks ordered, while fruit smoothies were a firm favourite drink.

Uber Eats' most popular healthy items in April 2020 were:

  • Mushroom Stir Fry
  • Mixed Vegetable and Fruit Box
  • Frozen Mixed Berries
  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Canned Tuna

Here is the "healthy" list for 2019:

  • Chicken Wraps
  • Steak and Vegetable Wraps
  • Protein Strips
  • Green Salad
  • Vegetable Wraps

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