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Table 1 Categories and subcategories emerged from data analysis

From: Explaining the barriers and facilitators of ethnic and traditional food choices from the viewpoints of women

Cultural contextFamily teaching in the field of cooking
Barriers to experience food preparation during lifespan
Pay attention to the concepts of traditional medicine
Ethnic pattern in occasions and ceremonies
Customary beliefs about local and traditional foods
Social motivationsPriority to other life affairs
Interests of family members
Common compliments in the community
Women employment
Convenience, accessibility, and skillsLack of suitable conditions and ingredients
Lack of adequate skills in food preparation
Religious considerationsHalal and haram foods
Religious rituals