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Table 2 Food items reportedly consumed by number of individuals (n) in the past 24 h, per food group [14]

From: Low dietary diversity and its influencing factors among a San group in Namibia

Food group Food items n
1. Grains/roots Maize meal 176
Rice 42
Bread 11
Potato 4
Pasta 3
Biscuits 1
Millet 1
Sorghum 1
Dinga (Dioscorea asteriscus)* 1
/’iya (Vigna vexillata)* 1
2. Pulses Canned beans 8
Groundnuts 2
Dry beans 1
3. Seeds and nuts Tceu (Guibourtia coleosperma)* 12
/qom (Schinziophyton rautanenii)* 5
4. Dairy 0
5. Meat/fish Canned fish 28
Game meat 22
Canned processed meat 6
Chicken 4
Goat 1
6. Eggs 0
7. Dark green leafy vegetables 16 variety of wild greens 76
Matete (Hibiscus sabdarifa) 73
Cassava leaves 19
Pumpkin leaves 11
Derere (Corchorus tridens) 10
8. Other vitamin A rich fruits and vegetables Ce (Grewia flava)* 7
‡ori (Ximenia americana)* 6
Pumpkin 1
9. Other fruits ‡ûmbé (Dialium engleranum)* 18
10. Other vegetables Deu (Termitomyces sp.)* 9
Fresh maize 8
Tsamma melon (Citrullus lanatus)* 3
Cabbage 3
Canned vegetables 3
Onion 2
Tomato 1
  1. *Local Khwedam names for food gathered from the forest