The component that we consume, which provides nourishment to the body, is called food. E.g., Rice, chapatti, curry, fruits, vegetables, cheese, bread, milk, curd, butter, etc.
The components or materials required to prepare a food item are called as ingredients. Our food comes from different sources. Some humans get food from plants as well as animals. Some humans eat animals (as meat) as well as their other products like milk, eggs and honey. Cooked food can be easily consumed and absorbed by our body.
This study material will help students get a clear understanding of variation in the food eaten in different regions of India along with primary sources of our food, animals which eat only plants, animals which eat only animals, animals which eat both plants as well as other animals.