noun: food; plural noun: foods

any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth.
“we need food and water”

synonyms: nourishment, sustenance, nutriment, subsistence, fare, bread, daily bread; cooking, baking, cuisine; foodstuffs, edibles, refreshments, meals, provisions, rations, stores, supplies; solids; vivers; informaleats, eatables, nosh, grub, chow, nibbles; informalscoff, tuck; informalchuck; archaicvictuals, vittles, viands, commons, meat; rarecomestibles, provender, aliment, commissariat, viaticum