Cowboys ate fresh beef, cured pork, beans, biscuits, corn bread, apples and apple-based recipes, potatoes and various greens. The cowboy diet needed to be cheap, portable, high-calorie and simple because of the many constraints of their rough lives.Continue Reading
Cowboy food used a limited number of ingredients, partly because imported foods were expensive and partly because they needed food that kept well on the cattle trail. Coffee was an essential part of breakfast, which was large and high in fats and protein. Lunch was commonly beans, and dinner generally included something sweet like vinegar pie or apple dumplings. Because a large percentage of cowboys were of Mexican origin, spices and flavorings of that cuisine were popular.
Cowboys loved "mountain oysters," sliced and fried calf testicles. These were harvested in the spring when preadolescent bulls were castrated so they would be steers.Learn more about US History
The pilgrims on the Mayflower ate foods that were easily preserved such as salted beef, salted fish, beans, peas, porridge and biscuits. Pilgrims drank beer with most meals, as they considered it safer to drink than water.Full Answer >
Traditionally, people of the Cherokee Nation enjoyed a staple food diet that included the "three sisters," or corn, beans, potatoes and squash. Meat staples of the past were deer and turkey. Other foods incorporated into their diet are meals made with fish, plants and roots. Modern Cherokee people traditionally eat eggs, brown beans and wild onions, among other foods.Full Answer >
Some of the foods that are rich in potassium include bananas, papaya, raisins, milk, nuts, potatoes, beans, yogurt, avocados, meat, dark leafy greens, mushrooms and fish. People should consume 4,700 milligrams of potassium on a daily basis in order to have sufficient levels in the system, according to the Food Nutrition Center of the Institute of Medicine.Full Answer >
Some examples of monocots are garlic, onions, corn, wheat, rice, asparagus, sugarcane, lilies, orchids and grass, while tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, beans, peas, clovers, apples and pears are different kinds of dicots. Differences in seed structure, leaves, the stem and vascular system, roots, fruits, flower parts and germination differentiate monocots from dicots.Full Answer >