Ko ngā momo kai e kikī ana i te taiora nei, te pūmua, mātua rā ko ngā momo kiko kararehe, ika, mātaitai anō hoki. Ko tā te kai pūmua he whakahou, he whakatipu i ngā pūtautau tinana, he puna pūngao anō hoki.
One of the main food groups that is replete with the protein nutrient, consisting mainly of the flesh of animals, fish and shellfish. Protein food enables the body to renew and grow body tissue, and is also a source of energy.
Koia nei ētahi kai pūmua me ētahi huatai ka takea mai i te moana:
pū - origin, source
pūhui - compound
mua - front