Washington residents aren’t afraid to eat their veggies.

A new study ranks the District among the top 25 salad markets in the nation for 2010. Residents of cities on the list eat more salad per person than other metropolitan citizens, are more likely to try new salad blends and more likely to serve salad as a meal.

The 18-month-long study surveyed the buying habits and in-home consumption trends of pre-packaged salad consumers throughout the United States and Canada.

Conducted by private researchers and funded by Dole Fresh Vegetables, the study also chose Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles among the top-25 salad cities. Noticeably missing from the list: New York City.