What's For Dinner? Frugal Pantry Staples Quiz
by Staff
Is your pantry full of food you'll never eat? If you answered yes, then you're not a very frugal shopper. There are staples that every pantry needs, but it doesn't do any good if you don't use them. You also don't have to buy the most expensive items to fill your shelves. Take this quiz to see if you've what it takes to stock your pantry on a budget.

Which frugal pantry staple is known for its amazing antioxidants?

  • Canned tomatoes
  • Dried beans
  • Brown rice

Which of these foods does not contain lycopene?

  • Tomatoes
  • Bananas
  • Pink grapefruit

True or False: Tomatoes are considered a vegetable, rather than a fruit.

  • true
  • false

Which of these whole grains has the highest fiber content?

  • Brown rice
  • Whole wheat
  • Barley

Which of these dried beans needs to be soaked before cooking?

  • Black beans
  • Lentils
  • Split peas

Which type of lentil is the best for soup?

  • Green
  • Red
  • Brown

Which of these weeds are an edible legume?

  • Chickweed
  • Clover
  • Dandelions

Which of these frugal pantry staples are gluten-free?

  • Rice noodles
  • Linguine
  • Spaghetti

Which of these are considered to be "immature" legumes?

  • White beans
  • Black beans
  • Green beans

What kind of beans are generally found in a typical beans and toast breakfast?

  • Black beans
  • White beans
  • Navy beans

Which of these grains are usually not gluten-free?

  • Oats
  • Corn
  • Both A and B

Which Ivy League college was founded by a man who made his fortune in spices?

  • Harvard
  • Yale
  • Princeton

Which spice is known as the most expensive in the world?

  • Pure vanilla
  • Saffron
  • Cardamom

What year did peanut butter first arrive on the scene?

  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890

What percentage of the world's peanut yield is grown in the United States?

  • 5 percent
  • 10 percent
  • 20 percent

Where did the oats crop originate?

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia

What household use should white vinegar not be used for?

  • Cleaning windows
  • Cleaning wood
  • Cleaning tile floors

What food is the basis for vinegar?

  • Corn
  • Sugar
  • Wheat

True or False: Pregnant women are not advised to eat tuna.

  • true
  • false

What is the most popular seafood product in the U.S.?

  • Mackerel
  • Canned tuna
  • Shrimp