Do You Know Anything About Staple Food?

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Do You Know Anything About Staple Food? - Quiz

A staple food is a food that is eaten routinely and in such quantities that it constitutes a dominant portion of a standard diet for a given people. Do you know anything about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Mashed root veggies like cassava can be used to make food like?

    • A.

      Fufu

    • B.

      Flakes

    • C.

      Porridge

    • D.

      Pasta

    Correct Answer
    A. Fufu
    Explanation
    Mashed root vegetables like cassava are commonly used to make a traditional African dish called Fufu. Fufu is a starchy dough-like food that is made by boiling and pounding the root vegetables until they become smooth and elastic. It is often served with soups or stews and is a staple food in many African countries.

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  • 2. 

    The consumation of diets consisting primarily of white rice many lead to a deficiency called?

    • A.

      Rickets

    • B.

      Beriberi

    • C.

      Heart diseases

    • D.

      Kwashiokor

    Correct Answer
    B. Beriberi
    Explanation
    Consuming diets primarily consisting of white rice can lead to a deficiency called beriberi. Beriberi is caused by a lack of thiamine (vitamin B1) in the diet. White rice is stripped of its outer husk, bran, and germ during processing, which removes many essential nutrients, including thiamine. Without enough thiamine, the body cannot properly convert carbohydrates into energy, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, muscle weakness, nerve damage, and cardiovascular problems. Therefore, beriberi is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 3. 

    Pellagra is the deficiency disease associated with a diet primarily consisting of ?

    • A.

      Maize

    • B.

      Cassava

    • C.

      Sorghum

    • D.

      Plantain

    Correct Answer
    A. Maize
    Explanation
    Pellagra is a deficiency disease that is primarily associated with a diet consisting of maize. Maize, also known as corn, is a staple food in many regions, particularly in parts of Africa and South America. Pellagra is caused by a deficiency in niacin (vitamin B3) and can result in symptoms such as dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, and even death if left untreated. Maize is a poor source of niacin, and when it makes up a significant portion of the diet without other sources of niacin, it can lead to pellagra.

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  • 4. 

    Which is the most produced staple food in the world?

    • A.

      Maize

    • B.

      Plantain

    • C.

      Wheat

    • D.

      Rice

    Correct Answer
    A. Maize
    Explanation
    Maize is not the most produced staple food in the world. The correct answer is Rice. Rice is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's population, especially in Asia. It is a major source of calories and nutrition for billions of people, particularly in developing countries. Maize is also a widely produced staple food, but it is not the most produced in terms of global production and consumption.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is not a staple food?

    • A.

      Taro

    • B.

      Baro

    • C.

      Kidney Beans

    • D.

      Sorghum

    Correct Answer
    B. Baro
    Explanation
    Taro, Kidney Beans, and Sorghum are all considered staple foods in various cultures around the world. However, "Baro" is not a recognized staple food. This suggests that Baro is either not commonly consumed as a staple food or it may not be a food item at all. Without further information, it is difficult to determine the exact nature of Baro.

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  • 6. 

    How many crop plants provide 90 percent of the world's food energy intake?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    D. 15
    Explanation
    There are 15 crop plants that provide 90 percent of the world's food energy intake. These crops include staples such as rice, wheat, maize, and potatoes, which are widely consumed across the globe. These crops are essential for meeting the dietary needs of a large portion of the world's population and play a crucial role in ensuring food security.

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  • 7. 

    Which staple food is known to feed almost half of humanity?

    • A.

      Rice

    • B.

      Maize

    • C.

      Sorghum

    • D.

      Millet

    Correct Answer
    A. Rice
    Explanation
    Rice is known to feed almost half of humanity because it is a widely consumed staple food in many parts of the world, particularly in Asia. It is a major source of calories and nutrients for a large population, especially in countries like China, India, and Indonesia. Rice is versatile, easy to cultivate, and can be grown in a variety of climates, making it an essential crop for food security. Its high carbohydrate content provides energy, and it is also a good source of vitamins and minerals. Therefore, rice plays a crucial role in feeding a significant portion of the global population.

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  • 8. 

    Which food is eaten by over 40 percent of the people in sub-saharan Africa?

    • A.

      Roots

    • B.

      Tubers

    • C.

      Roots and Tubers

    • D.

      Root Veggies

    Correct Answer
    C. Roots and Tubers
    Explanation
    Roots and tubers are the correct answer because they are a staple food in sub-Saharan Africa, with over 40 percent of the population consuming them. These foods, such as cassava, yams, and sweet potatoes, are rich in carbohydrates and provide essential nutrients for the people in this region. They are often used in various traditional dishes and are an important part of the local cuisine.

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  • 9. 

    How many species of cereals are there?

    • A.

      10,000

    • B.

      15,000

    • C.

      20,000

    • D.

      25,000

    Correct Answer
    A. 10,000
  • 10. 

    How many edible plant species exist?

    • A.

      45,000

    • B.

      50,000

    • C.

      55,000

    • D.

      60,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 50,000
    Explanation
    There are approximately 50,000 edible plant species. This means that there are a wide variety of plants that can be consumed for sustenance or culinary purposes. These plants include fruits, vegetables, grains, herbs, and spices, among others. The large number of edible plant species highlights the diversity and abundance of food sources available in nature.

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