In Nicaragua, there are three main ingredients used most often, rice, corn, and beans. Corn tortillas are eaten at most every meal and is used as a scoop (Dining for Women). Most people can not afford meat, so beans are eaten instead as a source of protein (Every Culture). The most consumed vegetable is the yucca root (right). This food contains many necessary vitamins and nutrients needed by Nicaraguan natives (Dining for Women). The yucca root is eaten with greens and pork rinds normally (Every Culture). Mangoes and plantains are the most popular fruits in Nicaragua. Some favorite drinks in Nicaragua include coffee, beer, and rum (Dining for Women).