List of foods that start with the letter M include;
- mung bean
- maple syrup .
There are plenty of foods that begin with the letter M. Each continent has its own special meals, and of course, listing all foods that start with m would be impossible! Below, eight of these foods are picked and reasons why you should eat them are supplemented as a bonus.
There are a variety of meals that can be prepared or complimented with meat, from healthy meals to mouth-watering snacks. The most interesting thing about this is that it can never get boring in preparing a meal with it; a simple beef can produce variety of tastes through baking, frying, roasting or boiling, and each to its own dish. Meat can either be red (goat, beef, lamb, and deer) or white (turkey, chicken, and rabbit).
This also serves as the very staple or as I’d rather say, the foundation of some meals. Meatloaf is basically 90% beef and 10% spices. You can’t have beef or chicken burger without meat, and sausages come in various compositions of meat as well. Meat is enriched with protein, iron, zinc, fats, the B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin E. So, if you are looking for a high source of protein in your diets, meat has got all your answers. Safe to say, this is the ‘Master of Foods that starts with M’, speaking in a non-vegetarian dialect of course.
This is pasta is processed from durum wheat. Macaroni can be described as that ‘friendly meal’ that can quite mix anywhere easily. The very popular friendship, Mac and Cheese, is a simple, standalone dish that never bores the taste buds. It can also serve as sides to several other meals such as arugula salad, roasted broccoli, succotash, and even dishes prepared from meat. Another best part about macaroni is that it is such a great addition to family holiday tables. Everyone wouldn’t want to miss the buffet of recipes such as Mac and gravy, macaroni meatballs, salad or casserole; it is pretty creative pasta to try new ingredients with.
Macaroni has really high levels of selenium which is useful in regulating the body’s blood sugar. It is also a great source of fiber, manganese and copper.
Muffins are quite addictive because they never, ever go out of style. It is that brand that keeps pushing out style after style every time, and each time we love every bit of it more and more. Muffins are a great dessert, and also serve as a side to breakfasts, can be taken with any drink and they demands to be given attention to with the hidden gems such as strawberries, blueberries (different sort of fruits), chocolate, raisins often buried within it and found in each bite. It is quite easy to make, and there a tons of videos and recipes being uploaded to the internet all the time. One great thing about this food is that it can both be a snack and a healthy meal.
This is everywhere in the world, particular to Asia and Africa regions. It is an excellent gluten-free cereal grain meal and it is filled with nutrients and antioxidants. It has different species; some major ones which are the pearl millet, the foxtail millet, the proso and the finger millet. Fodder animals and birds eat this crop well, and that is why millet sort of has the upper hand in being a more universal food. This can be made into drinks and whole meals, and in the calcium content of grain crops, this meal has the highest. Not just that, the essential amino acids is also the top on the charts of cereals. Fun fact- millet can also be made into super healthy muffins with low calories!
When foods don’t go meaty, go “fishy”. Mackerel is a tasty fish and even better, it is super cheap! It has different species; the King mackerel, the Atlantic mackerel, chub mackerel, Indian mackerel, and so many more and each with its own distinctive yet similar taste. Mackerel is down for any method of cooking, and it is one of the fishes that are regarded as the best fish for barbeques. This fish is rich in essential fatty acids and proteins, and it is great to incorporate into diets. However, just like too much of anything can be harmful, eating too much of this oily fish can increase risks of type 2 diabetes. Also, as much as this species of fish is a lot, there are some that have high mercury content. The delicious King fish is a prime example and part of this reason is because of its large size. Also, when fishing for mackerel, it is best to be consumed the same day to avoid food poisoning or to be preserved immediately.
Because of the nutrients packed in the liquid, it is rather considered as a food. It is produced from the mammary glands in mammals, and it is basically the meal of most children as babies that serves as a source of immune boosting and provides all the nutrients for growth and development. Calcium, saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, fats, protein, carbohydrate, cholesterol, potassium, Vitamin A, B, fibers is found in dairy milk, and it is basically a whole ‘elixir’ of the classes of food.
This elixir isn’t actually a 100% safe for some people. As much as milk is encompassing several nutrients, some people lack the intestinal enzyme, lactase, to digest the sugar in milk i.e. lactose. This condition is known as lactose intolerance, and it is of varying severity manifested with different symptoms such as bloating, nausea, diarrhea and gas. Another is the cow’s milk allergy which is an immune mediated reaction to cow’s milk in infants. Have a lot of acne problems? It has been concluded that milk consumption is linked to acne due to the casein and whey present in it.
There are alternative sources of milk which is especially safe for those with lactose intolerance. Some of the foods that they can be processed from include coconut, soy, almond, oats, kefir, hemp, rice, hazelnut, flaxseed, and cashews.
Maize, or also known as corn, is a cereal plant and has a bonus of being used as a source of fuel by microorganisms known as anaerobic digesters (AD). Red, yellow and white maize are the most common types that are cultivated. This crop is worldwide, and can be found mainly in Africa, Mexico and Asia. Here’s another fact, the production of maize worldwide beat that of rice and wheat!
There are six major types of this staple food; pod corn, dent corn, flint corn, popcorn, sweet corn and flour corn. The fiber content of this crop is high, and hence, helps with digestion. It also has a high level of carbs, vitamins (especially the B-Complex), and essential minerals (magnesium, copper, iron, zinc and manganese) but the protein and fat content are pretty low.
Lots of African countries have several amazing recipes with maize. There, it is mostly prepared by either pounding or grinding and complimented with sauces or curries, which is quite similar to the Indian cuisine. It can be boiled or roasted and eaten, and the sweet corn dogs cannot be left out.
Minestrone literally means a thick vegetable soup. The best thing about this food is that it could either be vegetarian, or not. The name translates further into ‘that which is served’ and which is associated with administering; administering as in ‘to administer a cure.’ So, in simple terms, this food is a medicine, and it connoted with this name because it is a pasta soup filled with many vegetables available in your kitchen.
Although this dish can be altered to suit the vegetarians and non-vegetarians by the choice of adding meat or not, there are the main ingredients to be used which are tomatoes, carrots, onions, olive oil, garlic, celery, and this is garnished at the end with shredded parmesan cheese. This dish can be eaten with side dishes as well, a few which are bread, roasted vegetables, and salads. This meal is good to fill stomach on low calories, put aging on ‘slow-mo.’ and is packed with nutrients too.
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