Nowadays, less than a third of citizens make pickles for winter, although in 2011 half of the country’s residents were engaged in this, according to a study by the Romir research holding, RIA News reports.
The study was conducted in November 2020 and involved 1,500 respondents aged 18 to 60 and older. To analyze the dynamics, research data in 2011, 2015, and 2019 were used. So, according to the results of the study, pickles for the winter are prepared by 31% of Russians, which are mainly owners of summer cottages or private houses. In 2011, 50% of Russians made pickles, in 2015, 47%, and in 2019, 33%.
Also, 89% of owners of summer cottages and household plots have their own vegetable gardens, and 88% of owners of vegetable gardens make pickles and canned food from their own crops. In turn, 36% of Russians go to the forest to pick mushrooms and berries, of which 76% make homemade mushrooms and berries.
It is specified that for 42% of citizens who make pickles, the share of products accounted for these preparations in the total grocery basket is 10-29%, for 22% of citizens the share is 30-49%, and for 18% of Russians, it is more than 50% and less than 10%.