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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