How Much Water Does Your Food Consume?

Whether from irrigation, processing or animal feed, our meals drink up a lot of water before they reach the dining room table. So which is better—an apple or a hamburger—when it comes to water consumption? The Water Footprint Network has mapped how much water goes into a wide variety of products in an effort to bring to light how much water we consume on a daily basis without even knowing it. Click on any of the food items below to see their water consumtion and to determine your own waterfootprint, try the calculator at

Text and photographs courtesy of Water Footprint Network.