Daily meal examples and energy components

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Here we will look at combinations of food that would be consumed on a daily basis using the examples of food to be grown or raised. In doing this we are not looking at the likelihood that this level of food intake could be maintained on a daily basis but more so looking at the capacity for the property to produce those levels.

Note: Extras would include herbs and spices, seasoning, bread

Breakfast

2 x Eggs 620kJ

Mushrooms 63kJ

Tomatoes 92kJ

Potatoes (fried) 728kJ

Apple 301kJ

Breakfast Total (before extras) 1804kJ

Lunch/Dinner

Beetroot 61kJ

Capsicum 82kJ

Lettuce 23kJ

Tomato 92kJ

Chicken 498kJ

Mushroom 63kJ

Spinach 15kJ

Lunch Total (before extras) 834kJ

Dinner/Lunch

Potato 728kJ

Pumpkin 63kJ

Carrot 109kJ

Silverbeet 18kJ

Rabbit 569kJ

Dinner Total (before extras) 1487kJ

Total Daily Intake (before extras) 4125kJ

In this example with raised chicken and rabbit as a major source of protein and overall energy we can see that half the daily kilojoule requirements have been achieved. While the capacity to grow the example fruits and vegetables is guaranteed. Producing the same level of protein is questionable. Alternatives would include a greater use of eggs, brassicas, or more generally producers or consumers of a high nitrogen.

Greater diversity and a focus on many more species of fruits and vegetables is going to be required to achieve total food independence. Other protein production systems such as aquaculture, inclusion of legumes and other high protein vegetables. Bearing in mind that we only looked at a a very small selection of common foods when in reality many more species would be grown.

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