staple food

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staple food

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Any food that supplies a substantial part, at least 25% to 35%, of the caloric requirement and is regularly consumed by a certain population.
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If they say it's what he eats that led to this weight problem, then I stand accused because I loved cooking very nice matoke which is our staple meal.
Iyan as it is culturally christened is the staple meal of a typical Ekiti man.
Britain's Best Home Cook BBC1, 8pm Meat and two veg - it's the staple meal of many families across the UK and has been for many a moon.
"This nearly cost me my life." Hazel, who grew up in a "deprived" family whose staple meal was sausages and "mountains" of chips, said her weight eventually made her incontinent.
(http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/tapeworm-takes-over-sushi-lovers-body-after-eating-contaminated-fish/story-fneuz8wn-1227070200831) News.com.au reported that sushi is the staple meal for thousands of Australians.
Omanis are usually keen to buy their Ramadan ration in advance, and this includes a number of food items such as rice, ghee, sugar, flour, barley, pasta, jelly and cream caramel in addition to fish which is considered a staple meal and an Omani favourite throughout the month of Ramadan.
The Old English nursery rhyme that begins, "Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold," provides a glimpse of a staple meal in the Middle, Ages for peasants who couldn't afford meat and relied instead on a mash of peas and vegetables--that may indeed have been in the pot for nine days.
"People's eating habits change; the Sunday roast isn't the staple meal it was and people don't come in at a weekend to buy all their meat for that week.
Nshima, the Zambian staple meal, is eaten in virtually all homes twice per day, for lunch and dinner.
ROASTING vegetables brings out the natural sugars, which is why meat and two veg is such a staple meal.
As well as cabbage soup, cod is another staple meal on the menu throughout Portugal and is served in sauces, with salad or potatoes and is delicious, while the local speciality is tripe.