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The food scene in Vietnam is social and lively. The demand for fresh meat, seafood, and produce has open-air markets open twice per day. The demand for freshness also limits opportunities to enforce food safety regulations. Vietnam has one of the highest rates of vegetable consumption in the world. Rice is also consumed in large portions, but malnourishment rates are high. Common deficiencies include vitamin A, iron, iodine, and zinc. Honoring the dead through food is a common practice.
© 2019 Candace Nelson
Vietnam food culture, Vietnamese markets, Open market hygiene, Vietnamese vitamin and mineral deficiency
Nelson, Candace, "Vietnam Food Culture" (2019). All Student-Created Educational Resources. 111.