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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of the Food Neophilia Scale (FNS)

From: Consumer interest towards tropical fruit: factors affecting avocado fruit consumption in Italy

  Average Std. dev. Min Max
I am constantly sampling new and different foods 4.86 1.39 1 7
I don’t trust new foods 1.93 1.51 1 7
If I don’t know what is in a food, I won’t eat it 1.48 0.98 1 7
I like foods from different countries 4.59 1.21 1 7
Tropical fruits look too weird to eat 2.16 2.06 1 7
I am afraid to eat things I have never had before 2.27 1.81 1 7
I am very particular about the foods I will eat 3.11 1.92 1 7
I will eat almost anything 4.89 1.85 1 7
At dinner parties I will try a new food 4.29 1.93 1 7
I like to try new ethnic restaurants 3.56 1.34 1 7
Cronbach’s alpha 0.74