While Instagram and Facebook feeds are routinely clogged with images of food porn, it turns out 140 characters might not be the best medium to talk about the wide world of food. According to a new study from the University of Utah, only 5 percent of tweets mention food and beverages on a regular basis.

Still, the $721,825 study—which was funded by a federal grant in the hopes of learning more about the nation—offers a revealing look at just what foodstuffs Americans spend the most time thinking about.

According to NBC News, university researchers looked at 80 million tweets from 603,363 users across the country. Surprisingly, the study found that the two winners of the Twitter food war were actually beverages, with coffee and beer racking up roughly 250,000 and 200,000 mentions, respectively. On the end of the spectrum, viral food favorite bacon was only mentioned some 50,000 times.

Here are the top 10 most tweeted foodstuffs according to the study’s new geotagged Twitter data.

  • coffee

  • beer

  • pizza

  • Starbucks

  • IPA

  • wine

  • chicken

  • barbecue

  • ice cream

  • tacos

The health-food craze seems to have extended to Twitter, too. Though only 30,000 tweets used the word “salad,” 15.9 percent of all food tweets mentioned healthy items like vegetables, fruits, nuts, and lean proteins. Comparatively, fast-food mentions are on the decline, accounting for 9.2 percent of the data. Starbucks was the most popular chain mentioned on Twitter, racking up 46 percent of all the fast-food related tweets.

While the study might offer a window into the country’s evolving food-preferences, the researchers admit it’s not a perfect system.

"People may feel most comfortable presenting a neutral stance rather than voicing polarizing viewpoints,” the researchers wrote. “Certain foods (cupcakes) may get tweeted more often than others (celery). Additionally, we cannot be certain that the food that was tweeted was indeed consumed."

Let’s all do our part and start tweeting about bacon a little bit more.

[via NBC News]