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Table 3 The five most frequently consumed foods from the six dietary food groups *

From: Nutrient intakes of rural Tibetan mothers: a cross-sectional survey

Order of consumption frequency Staple Meat, poultry and fish Eggs, milk and dried legumes Vegetables, tubers and starches Fruits and nuts Drinks and snacks
First Rice (7) Yak (5) Egg (3) Potato (5) Sunflower seeds (5) Tibetan salt cream tea (7)
Second Zanba (6) Pork (5) Yogurt (3) Shallot (5) Apple (4) Green Tea (7)
Third Tibetan noodles (5) Beef (4) Milk (3) Chinese cabbage (4) Orange (3) Tibetan milk tea (5)
Fourth Wheat noodles (5) Chicken (2) Soybean soft curd (2) Hot pepper (4) Banana (3) Potato salty boiled (4)
Fifth Wheat bun (4) / / Tomato (4) Watermelon (2) Mungbean starch jelly (4)
  1. *Categories are: 7 (once per day), 6 (5-6 times per week), 5 (2-4 times per week), 4 (once per week), 3 (1-3 times per month), 2 (less than once per month), 1 (almost never)
  2. † Other foods consumed less than one time per month