Staple foods

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Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Nutrition

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Staple foods

A staple food is one that is eaten regularly and in such quantities as to constitute the dominant part of the diet and supply a major proportion of energy and nutrient needs.

Staple Foods Around the World

barley

wheat

rye

rice

macadamia nuts

lentils

soybeans

oats

millet

sorghum

yam

apple

cacao

cassava

potato

maize

blueberries

WheatWheat provides nineteen percent of the world dietary energy. It is mostly found in its enriched form as in ingredients of pasta or bread

MaizeMaize provides five percent of the worlds dietary energy supply. It serves as raw material for many different foods such as starch, oil, and protein.

PotatoesThere are almos 4,000 different varieties of the potato. They can be cooked in almost any form and are very affordable.

RiceRice provides twenty percent of the worlds dietary energy supply. Rice is both nutritious and cheap. It can be served as a main dish or a side.

by Caitlyn Bryant&Jessica Brannigan


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