Running Head: Meal Analysis
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For proper functioning of the body, food plays a vital role. Most often, people overlook
the fact that food needs to be wholesome not only in terms of taste but also in its ability to supply
the necessary nutritional needs to the body (Brody, 1998). For any meal to be said to be
nutritionally complete, it, therefore, has to contain the three dietary components which are
carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins (Shang et al., 2014). From the choices given above, I
choose to conduct my meal analysis on peanut butter, grape jam, white bread, and potato chips.
From the choice I have made, all these foods are end products that have been obtained
from specific raw materials. In its finished form that is available at local outlets/stores, peanut
butter is a food paste that is manufactured from peanuts that have been roasted and then ground
into the paste. Normally, peanuts and ground nuts are obtained from farmers who cultivate them
in farms and for this specific one it would be difficult to accurately point out where the peanuts
used for making the peanut butter were obtained from as it is in its final form. Grape jam is also a
final jelly-like product that is made from grapes. Grapes are a widely grown fruit that was
probably available from farms in Texas. White bread is one of the many end products of wheat.
Though the bread was available at local stores, the origin of the wheat was from Kansas. The
source of the potatoes was from farms found in Washington.
Farming and Labor practices
For any food ...