Food

Food | Class 6 | Notes

1 What is food?

2 Give 5 examples of food?

3 Name the major ingredients of idli?

4 Why food is necessary for us?

5 Define the term dish?

6 Define the term ingredient?

7 Give few examples of vegetable oil?

Anything which we eat to live is called food.

For example:  Roti ,bread ,butter ,fruits vegetables ,pulses, vegetable oil ,butter ,desi ghee ,eggs ,meat ,chicken ,fish ,egg etc.

Food is necessary for us because it provides matter for the growth of our body and energy to do work .

Food is a substance eaten by us to do work, grow ,maintain our body and remain healthy.

Animals eats food to live.

Variety in the food

We eat different kinds of food at different times and on different days.

Different people eat different types of food according to their habits, lifestyle , taste , availability.

For Example : Some people eat food prepared from wheat (chapatti ,bread ,noodles) ,fruits ,vegetables ,rice ,dosa, idli ,meat ,chicken, fish.

A particular variety or preparation of food served as part of a meal is called dish.

Any of the foods or substances which are combined to make a particular dish are called ingredients.

Food items and their ingredients

The various food items which we eat daily are usually made up of more than one material or ingredients.

For example: Boiled rice:  rice + water

Chapatti : Atta + water

Vegetable curry:  salts +spices +oil+ water

Pulses:  dal +salt + spices +oil +water

Idli:  rice + urad dal +salt +water

Examples of cooking oil are Mustard oil, Sunflower oil, Coconut oil

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