Determination of Different Demographic, Socio-Economic Factors on Bulgur Consumption in KaramanAbstract views: 59 / PDF downloads: 75
Keywords:Bulgur, Karaman, Socio-economic, Demographic factors
Wheat porridge grains or bulgur is one of the oldest wheat grain based food used by human beings. It is major constituent of many of modern and popular Turkish cuisine and is gaining acceptance in other neigbouring East European european countries and USA due to their high nutritous value. In Turkey, Karaman province of Central Anatolia region of Turkey is the major producer of bulgur in the region; where bulgur is used in variety of ways by local people. This study focus on the socio-economic factors that affects the use of bulgur consumption in Karaman. A total of 291 consumers (samples ) from 6 different regions of Karaman were physically interviewed by asking 52 questions that covered the demographic and socio-economic parameters. The results were summarized on percentage basis. The results of this study showed the clear bearings of factors like education, income, price and brand etc on bulgur consumption in the region.