Why do people in the world consume different staple foods ?

  1. agusfanani profile image82
    agusfananiposted 5 years ago

    Why do people in the world consume different staple foods ?

    I always need rice as my staple food to eat every day, but my friends who live in other parts of the world have bread and no need to eat rice as much as people in my country do. What makes them have different staple foods ?


  2. Btryon86 profile image90
    Btryon86posted 5 years ago

    It is usually a result of availability and upbringing. If a certain culture has rice readily available and another has corn, rice or corn will most likely become a staple of each culture's diet respectively. In addition, if someone grows up eating a lot of a particular food, they will be more likely to consume it as a staple food later in life. In terms of nutrition, many staple foods such as rice and bread are similar in their molecular construct, meaning they will be broken down into similar molecules for use in the body. For example, rice and bread are both broken down into essential carbohydrates, so it doesn't really matter which one you consume more (to a variable degree).