FOOD- WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?-1
Food is the basic need for the all living organism. So, food is essential for all living organisms. Food gives us energy to do work, growth and development of the body, and also to maintain good health by the functions of the body organs. To make our food tasty, we use different ingredients for different varieties of food we eat.
Sources of Food
Plants are a source of a wide variety of nutrients required to keep the human body in perfect working condition. Hence, we obtain food from plants directly or indirectly.
Leaves: Many green leaves are the sources of calcium. Leaves of plants like spinach, lettuce, cabbage, coriander, mint are used as leafy vegetables.
Sprouts: Sprouted seeds or sprouts of moong (black gram) pea, chick pea (Bengal gram) are very nutritious. Sprouts can be eaten raw as salads or cooked.
Fish: fish is a major source food rich in animal protein. Fish proteins have highly digestibility and growth promoting value. And shark liver oil is rich in vitamin-D.
Paneer: paneer is called as cottage cheese.
Butter: butter is made by churning fresh cream. It is commonly eaten with bread.
Cheese: cheese is made from curdled milk of goat, sheep or buffalo.
Ghee: It is made by gentle heating of butter and removing solid matter.
Vitamins and minerals are called as protective food. In addition, food also contains dietary fibres and waters to maintain life processes.