With the provocation of traditional food, the proposal is to think of religion as constitutive of social organization and its political dimension. The aim is to point out the links between practices, knowledge, and rights in the field of Sovereignty and Food and Nutrition Security. We must always Appreciate Our Food Cultures and must enjoy the Right to Taste. If you want to know the reality then definitely you should read this full article.
Why Traditional Food Is Important
Who has heard and dried fruits such as the grape, the biribá, the Mauritia flexuosa, the Spondias tuberose, the Baru, the pine nut, the acai, the Eugenia dysenteric? And the tubers and roots, like our well-known cassava, cassava or manioc, the margarita, the purple yam? Or vegetables like the bertha, the jambu, the maxixe? This variety of foods, original to the Atlantic Forest, Amazon, Cerrado and Caatinga biomes, is an expression of our rich biodiversity, historically preserved, managed and cultivated by indigenous peoples, traditional communities, and family farmers.
The story goes that humankind has used between 3 and 10,000 species of plants to meet their dietary needs. But food production today depends on a very small number, perhaps 150, and of that number, the fact is that only 15 species are the most recurrent: two that produce sugar (sugar beet and cane); four starch producers (potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans and cassava); five from the cereal group (rice, rye, maize, sorghum and wheat); two that are fruitful (banana and coconut); and two oilseeds (peanuts and soybeans) ¹. It is essential to ask:
Among The Traditional Food, What Are We Not Eating
We are living in times of many changes in our eating habits by reducing the variety in our diet, with higher consumption of processed and ultra-processed foods such as soft drinks, instant noodles, stuffed cookies, and others. There was a reduction in fruit and vegetable consumption with impacts on changing the nutritional profile of the population. Traditional foods are really healthy for our bodies. Nowadays, people eating packed food which is dangerous and harmful to our health.
Prioritizing the use of natural foods, seasonally-matched seasonal foods, marketed mainly at the agroecological and organic and authentic food fairs, is an important step. It’s good for the environment, it’s good for health, and it values family farmers and agro-extractivist, groups that produce our food. We should not forget our traditional food because this is our tradition. Traditional foods are much better than fast food because of the spices.
It is essential to recognize that eating is a social, cultural as well as a political act. But let’s talk a little about the Cerrado Biome. In Mato Grosso, the advisory work area of the non-governmental organization FASE-Solidarity and Education, the Regional Association of Pantanal Extractive Producers (ARPEP), for example, brings together agro-extractive women from three rural settlements. It is okay to eat fast food but doesn’t eat that too much. Fast food is harmful to health and you can be hospitalized.
The tonka beans or Baru offers a fruit that brings a hard, edible, high protein, and delicious almond, resembling peanuts. In addition to producing bread and biscuits with the fruits of the Cerrado, this association started to elaborate flours, farofa, oils, Panela, sweets, nuts, mesocarp in nature, and liqueurs. If you have any other question then please let me know in the comment section.