1st Class Science Food Food Containing Roughage

Food Containing Roughage

Category : 1st Class

  *    Food Containing Roughage

  • Roughage is the coarse or rough material of food.
  • It provides fiber to diet and helps indigestion.
  • Foods, which contain roughage are grains, cereals like wheat, barley and bran.
  • The eatable skins of most fruits and vegetables are roughage.
  • It also helps in retaining water in the body.


*     Let us see pictures of some foods containing roughage:  


Note: Mile, Eggs, Cheese, Butter, Ghee, Meats and Fishes contain zero roughage.  




   Which one of the following is the source of roughage?

(a) Ghee                                                              (b) Cheese

(c) Meat                                                               (d) Apple


Answer: (d)


Option (D) is correct because, apple contains roughage. The skin of apple is eatable and fruits with eatable skin contain roughage. Therefore, rest of the options is incorrect


    Roughage is also called_____.

(a) Fiber                                                               (b) Steel

(c) Soil                                                                   (d) Plastic


Answer: (a)


Option (A) is correct because roughage is also called fiber. Therefore, rest of the options is incorrect.

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