Bobotie, briyani and roast beef: The healthiest national cuisines from around the world

2018-11-07 19:00
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Chicken tikka curry with rice and roti

What's the healthiest national cuisine in the world? (Photo: iStock)

Many of us may like rolling out of the plane after a good holiday, but travelling to other countries doesn't mean you have to let go of eating healthy.

Travel agency Hayes & Jarvis looked at how healthy 34 countries' national cuisines are based on how close they get to the global Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). The cuisines were divided into breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Overall, India came out on top with its dal idli, masala dosa and Hyderabadi chicken biryani, followed by China, Sri Lanka, Australia, Oman and the US in the top six.

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In the breakfast category, Hong Kong's grilled sweet and sour chicken with rice won the stakes. India took over again in the lunch category and the winner for dinner is New Zealand's kumara fritters.

South Africa, with its mielie pap, potjiekos and bobotie, came in 28th place overall, 29th for breakfast, 21st for lunch and 25th for dinner. Click here for the interactive infographic.

Check out the rankings below:

1. India

Infographic about food and countries

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