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What did people in the Gupta Empire eat?
In the earlier part of the Gupta Empire, meals were both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Those along waterways enjoyed water fowl and eggs. With the rise of Buddhism, vegetarian meals became the norm for about one half of the people. They grew and ate various grains as both cereals and breads, with many different types of vegetables, fruits and nuts. They also drank milk from cows and goats. Gupta Daily Life