What Is the Main Food in Zambia?


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Nshima is mainstay in the Zambian diet, which is a cooked porridge made from ground maize and traditionally served with meat, vegetables or dried fish. Zambia has traditionally been a stomping ground for many explorers, including David Livingstone.

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Nshima is served daily in homes and restaurants across Zambia. For breakfast, it can be mixed with sugar and served as a thin soup and for lunch and dinner it is made into a consistency of mashed potatoes, and normally eaten with the hands.

The corn meal for nshima is grown wherever there is space. During the day, fires are lit at workplaces, homes and restaurants and the high protein dish is made from scratch to provide nourishment for people from all walks of life.

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