Staple crops are a crops that are eaten routinely and in such large quantities that they constitute a dominant portion of the standard diet. They supply a large fraction of the energy needs (kcal) as well as the other nutrients. Staple crops are characterized by their mild taste, very high calorie contents (ie 70-300 kcal/100grams) and low to moderate protein content.
List of staple crops[edit | edit source]
- Root vegetables:
- Specific fruits & legumes:
See also[edit | edit source]
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- Potato and rice containing 70 and 300kcal/100 grams respectively