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The world's most popular staples

China Daily | Updated: 2017-03-03 07:37

While more than 50,000 plants are edible, only a few hundred contribute significantly to global food supplies.

Just 15 crop plants provide 90 percent of the world's food energy intake, with three - rice, maize and wheat - accounting for two-thirds of the total. These three are staple foodstuffs for more than 4 billion people.

Below are the top five staple foods worldwide:

The world's most popular staples

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