The most significant factor for our sustainability comes from the food we consume. Our body can extract all the essential nutrients and minerals from meals. Eventually, it will use all the extracted substances to fight all the bacteria and germs and keep itself warm. The quality of food we consume will also determine the ability of our body to keep diseases at bay. When it comes to our meals, there are various aspects that we need to pay precise attention to. However, there are three primary factors; quantity, quality, and variety. A correct meal is prepared by getting the right proportions of all three aspects. Certain items are consumed on a more extensive basis, as these food items contain a good amount of nutrients. Based on the age group, the average calorie intake per person varies from around 1,600 to 3,000 kCal per day. This blog will discuss the top 5 food items consumed the most globally. The list will also include the raw items using which the final meal is prepared. We are doing so because using these items; people prepare different sorts of dishes based on their particular geography.
Starting with the most common one, wheat is the primary ingredient across the continents. The average daily intake accounts for 544 kCal, and if we are to calculate its share across all the meals, it sits somewhere around 18.5%. The wheat composition includes just 1.5% of fats, 13% water and protein each, and a whopping 71% carbs. The most common dishes prepared using wheat are pasta, bread, pastry, cakes, etc.
Regarding flatbreads across the globe, Mexicans initially introduced tortillas, primarily corn flour. Several people consume this thin bread as the primary food, and there are pretty pairings with which it is being eaten. The flour is combined with salt and water to a sure consistency that will then be pressed using a roller to give it a thin and rounded shape.
A favorite meal in several Asian countries, it was introduced in Japan back in 1910. It resulted from a Chinese cook adding salty broth to the noodles. The critical ingredient added to the dough while kneading is specific carbonated mineral water called kansui. Compared to the noodles generally consumed then, they wereslightly more elastic and bright-colored.
Another Mexican delight was the country’s national dish back in the 1700s. It was the time when taco was a term that was used for a completely different purpose; gunpowder wrapped in paper and put between the rocks. Over time, its meaning has completely changed, and it is now one of the world’s favorite street foods. In terms of preparation, a taco is a baked tortilla with several ingredients. No utensils are required to eat it.
Our favorite snack, right? The earliest instances are seen in Germany; its reference can be witnessed in burger another name, i.e., hamburger. It is so because the immigrants who prepared it were initially from Hamburg, Germany. It consists of a beef patty (traditionally!) put in between two fresh buns (light toasted). As add-ons, a burger will have onion slices with some ketchup or sauce injected between all the other ingredients. Along with it, you can also add salad items to give it some bulk.