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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ONCE a staple meat, now woefully neglected, mutton has been relegated to the margins by the sweet taste of mountain lamb.
Contract awarded for Purchase Of Perishable Food Staple Meat Eggs
It is also noteworthy that Chinese demand for beef and veal has been stronger than its traditional staple meat pork due to rising levels of income in China.
But Gerry Macmillan said: "It's a staple meat that has been in your diet for more years than you know, this did not happen overnight.
The government pays particular attention to prices of pork, the staple meat for many ordinary citizens griping about inflation.
1 percent jump in the price of pork, the country's staple meat.
The white man's rifle took out the deer's chief predators and did a number on deer populations as well; venison was a staple meat on the ever expanding frontier.
She added: "When food was rationed during and after the Second World War spinach became part of the nation's staple meat and two veg diet at school and at home.
Prices started to rise sharply in mid-2007 as China ran short of grain and pork, the country's staple meat.
2) This production model is hampered by a lack of consumer education as to the value of turkey as a staple meat other than at holidays.
Pork and chicken are staple meats and the country is famed for its refreshing chopska salads and warming clay pot stews.
China's ban on staple meats for its Olympic athletes has raised concern over its effect on their performance as the London Games approach in less than a month.