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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Hazel, who grew up in a "deprived" family whose staple meal was sausages and "mountains" of chips, said her weight eventually made her incontinent.
According to her, the Indian staple meal of rajma (red kidney beans cooked) and brown rice is as good as the revered South American grain quinoa or the leafy green kale.
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.
The staple meal of meat and two vegetables in 1957 has, to a great extent, been replaced by more varied fare, such as curry and pasta, while health concerns have helped chicken to become more popular than red meat.
Since a package of instant noodles-a staple meal for poor households-contains 1,200 mg of sodium, imposing a one-peso tax on every excess milligram would amount to a P534 tax, she said.