oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Seasonal variation in the food consumption patterns of the people of Mutambara district of Zimbabwe

Volume 38, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The pattern of food consumption among the people of Mutambara was studied during periods in December/January, May, and August. A total of 146 food items were consumed. The largest number of meals missed, mainly lunches, was in May. Home grown foods were consumed to a greater extent in May and August than in the December/January period. Wild and semi-wild vegetables and insects were consumed only in December/January when they were available.

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