FILE - Fruit, vegetables and a whole chicken sit in a shopping cart in this arranged photograph inside a supermarket on Sept. 3, 2012.
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images An online grocery store delivery and pick-up platform has revealed which is the top-selling grocery item in the U.S. and Canada.Instacart, headquartered in California, shared its shopping data with FOX Business on Americans' add-to-cart preferences. In fact, Instacart revealed that when it comes to this particular item, the company recently hit quite the "a-peel-ing" landmark: More than 1 billion bananas have been delivered by Instacart to date – making the yellow fruit the most popular grocery purchase.THE MOST POPULAR HOT SAUCES IN EVERY STATE IN AMERICA"While bananas are a big business everywhere in the country, Instacart data shows a clear pattern that folks in the Midwest and neighboring states have a higher share of banana purchases, especially in comparison to southern states and Hawaii," Laurentia Romaniuk, Instacart’s trends expert, told FOX Business.Bananas run the world: If you took all the bananas delivered via Instacart and placed them end-to-end, it would make over 5 trips around Earth.
For reference, the earth is 24,901 miles in circumference. (Instacart / Fox News) "These regional differences bring to life how American diets differ based upon where you live, and while bananas may be the fruit of choice in Iowa, we can only imagine that people in Louisiana are munching on other delicious fruits harvested in the state like tomatoes and strawberries," she added.Instacart also revealed a state-by-state map showing the percent of Instacart grocery orders that included bananas in 2022. Check out the map infographic below,