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Traditional Food of the Khoisan People in Vite Vivali, Huila, Angola

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Armindo Paixão1,*, Domingas Tchatea Morais2, Arlindo Costa1, Hélder Tchipindo1, Justo dos Santos1, Diassonama Maria3, Mónica Tuliende1

1Departament of Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, Higher Polytechnic Institute of Caála, Huambo, Angola.

2Departament of Nutrition, General Hospital of Namibe, Namibe, Angola.

3Departament of Nutrition and Food Technology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Huambo, Angola.

*Corresponding author: Armindo Paixão


With the aim of identifying the foods consumed by the Khoisan people and in a preliminary way relating the consumption of these foods to the presentation of imbalance in blood glucose, blood pressure and body mass index, a study was carried out consisting of field visits in the commune of Vite Vivali. Through a community guide, 35 Khoisans were contacted to perform anthropometric measurements such as weight, height, body mass index, blood pressure measurement, and direct observation of the foods on their menu. Various foods were identified among meat, fish, vegetables, tubers, fruits and honey, acquired through hunting, gathering and fishing. In relation to the body index, 94.2% of individuals had normal weight, 71.4% had values of 70/100mg/dl, in relation to blood pressure 73.3% had normal parameters (100-120/70-80 mmHg). The study suggests that the dietary habits and lifestyle of the Khoisan people are recommended for good health.


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Traditional Food of the Khoisan People in Vite Vivali, Huila, Angola

How to cite this paper: Armindo Paixão, Domingas Tchatea Morais, Arlindo Costa, Hélder Tchipindo, Justo dos Santos, Diassonama Maria, Mónica Tuliende. (2022) Traditional Food of the Khoisan People in Vite Vivali, Huila, AngolaInternational Journal of Food Science and Agriculture6(2), 185-191.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2022.06.008

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