Thursday, March 8, 2007



Most people require about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, (approximately .025 ounces per pound) or 4 ounces of protein per day for a 160 lb adult. Vegetarians who do not eat dairy, eggs, legumes or processed soy products such as tofu or soymilk may need to eat 10–20% more protein than recommended in ordercompensate for the lower digest.


The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of iron for vegetarians is 1.8 times higher than for non-vegetarians — 27 mg. versus 15 mg. This is because iron from plant foods is not as available to the body as iron from animal sources. Although iron intake and stores are usually adequate in vegetarians, including vegans, young women and athletes should pay special attention to make sure their needs are met.
In addition, lacto ovo vegetarians who consume large quantities of dairy or eggs but few beans need to be aware that dairy is not a good source of iron and inhibits iron absorption. The iron in eggs also has poor bioavailability.


Food can be eaten without preparation, many foods undergo some form of preparation for reasons of safety, palatability, or flavor. At the simplest level this may involve washing, cutting, trimming or adding other foods or ingredients, such as spices. It may also involve mixing, heating or cooling, pressure cooking, fermentation, or combination with other food.
In a home, most food preparation takes place in a
kitchen. Some preparation is done to enhance the taste or aesthetic appeal; other preparation may help to preserve the food; and others may be involved in cultural identity. A meal is made up of food which is prepared to be eaten at a specific time and place.

Others Foods

Some foods do not come from animal or plant sources. These include various edible
fungi, including mushrooms. Fungi and ambient bacteria are used in the preparation of fermented and pickled foods
Additionally, salt is often eaten as a flavoring or preservative, and baking soda is used in food preparation. Both of these are inorganic substances, as is water, an important part of human diet.


Many plants or plant parts are eaten as food. There are around two thousand plant species which are cultivated for food, and many have several distinct cultivars.[3] Plant-based foods can be classified as follows: Seeds, the ripened ovules of some plants, carry a plant embryo inside them along with the nutrients necessary for the plant's initial growth. Because of this, seeds are often packed with energy, and are good sources of food for animals, including humans. In fact, the majority of all foods consumed by human beings are seeds. These include cereals (such as maize, wheat, and rice), legumes (such as beans, peas, and lentils), and nuts. Oilseeds are often pressed to produce rich oils, including sunflower, rape (including canola oil), and sesame.[4]

Fruits Games

Which fruits that you likes ?
What fruits is king of fruit ? Can you guess ?
What fruits has yellow skin ?


Food is any substance, usually comprised primarily of carbohydrates, fats, water and/or proteins, that can be eaten or drunk by animals or humans for nutrition and/or pleasure.[1]
traditions have a recognizable cuisine: a specific set of cooking traditions, preferences, and practices, the study of which is known as foodgastronomy.[2]
The study of food is called food science. In English, the substance food is often used metaphorically or figuratively.
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