Staple Food of Vedic Aaryans?

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Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers in English.17. The staple food of the Vedic Aaryans was?
A. vegetables and fruits

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17. The staple food of the Vedic Aaryans was?
A. vegetables and fruits
B. rice and pulses
C. milk and its products
D. vegetables and fruits

milk and its products

🔑Key Points

✔The Vedic economy revolved around cow and dairy products which is clear from the references found in the Rig Veda. The economy was primarily pastoral.

✔The staple diet of the the Aryans was milk, ghee (clarified butter), wheat, barley, maize, fruits and vegetables. Honey was consumed on a large scale and intoxicating drinks such as soma and sura were also popular.

A staple food, is a food that is eaten routinely and in such quantities that it constitutes a dominant portion of a standard diet for a given people, supplying a large fraction of energy needs and generally forming a significant proportion of the intake of other nutrients as well.

Milk and its products were used by the Vedic Aryan as a staple food.

Rice which was called Vrihi and wheat which was called Godhuma became the staple diet of the people during the Later Rig Vedic Age. Lentils were also grown. Often the items of dana and dakshina included cooked rice.



                                                                                                                    

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2.Class 6 NCERT Text Book

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