People always have been fond of trying various types of food. The restaurants today contain a variety menu including mostly continental food, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, but there is always a column for the traditional food. Traditional is an evergreen taste for everyone, there is no like or dislike for this it always a yes for traditional dishes.
Importance of traditional diets
All countries have their own different ways of living and so include its food habits. It is also important to have it because all the countries are well separated by nature that is by the climate, the landscapes and thus the people have different resources and requirements for their body to sustain the surroundings there. As healthy, well built people have always been there all around the world, we can say that these different traditions are evolved as per the needs of the human body and also the availability of resources in a particular region.
Characteristics of traditional foods
Most of these traditional cuisines and desserts are a lot healthier. These diets contain 30-80% fats and 4-5 times more vitamins and minerals than an average American diet. Such diets mostly contain fat soluble vitamins and proteins from animals. Also many of the regional dishes use fermented foods. Micro-organisms have been used for fermentation and producing good food from ancient times, for example pickles, breads, sausages are all fermentation based foods. Also it is quite beneficial since it improves the nutritional level of the food along with this it also increases the digestibility and taste of the food.
Traditional cuisines and desserts
Traditional cuisines can basically be considered in two types the non vegetarian and the vegetarian, non vegetarian Indian cuisines are quite famous as for they are pretty spicy and taste real good like the tandoori chicken, chicken biryani, whereas traditional Austrian non veg appetizers like the Austrian lobster cocktail are well known also most of the Austrian cheese is non veg too. Now if the vegetarian category is surfed with the increasing number of vegetarians around the globe vegetarian food has become very popular, Indian and the Buddhist vegetarian food is quite famous in this category. Mostly the vegetarian food consists of dairy products, spices and herbs, fruits, vegetables etc. which makes it healthy for the consumer.
As the popularity of the vegetarian food has increased in a past few years and many people are now switching to vegetarianism, there has been an increase in the number of vegetarian restaurants too. Also many non-vegetarian food chains like the Mc Donald’s and KFC has started vegetarian meals too. There has been heavy increase in the vegetarian restaurants since 2007. About 50% vegetarian restaurants have increased from 2007 – 2010, there are now 30 top-class restaurant chains which are vegetarian. With such growth in the number of vegetable restaurants now there will be a veg restaurant across every street.