Staple food

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Staple food is the name for a food that can be stored easily, and eaten throughout the year. Different kinds of staple food are used in different parts of the world (In Italy a staple food is pasta, as it can last for a long time). Early civilizations usually ate staple foods because they could be stored for a long period of time without having to worry about them going bad. Here are some examples of staple foods:

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rice
  • Potatoes
  • Tinned food
  • Things that don't need to be refrigerated
  • Carbohydrates
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Eggs

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