The line graph illustrates changes in the intake of spreads like margarine, low fat and reduced spreads and butter in grams between 1981 to 2007.
Overall, while the consumption of butter and margarine decreased over the period, low fat and reduced spreads consumption increased and became the most preferred spread by the end of the period.
Initially, butter was consumed at a higher quantity than other spreads at approximately 142 grams in 1981 and after reaching a peak of nearly 160 grams, it fell dramatically to about 50 grams by 2007.Similarly, the consumption of margarine also dropped from nearly 90 grams in 1981 to 40 grams by 2007 after remaining constant at 100 grams between 1991 to 1996.
In contrary, the consumption of low fat and reduced spreads was accounted from the year 1996 at around 10 grams. However, its usage went up and reached close to 70 grams after peaking at over 80 grams in 2001.