Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Vegetable is a cookery term which generally refers to an edible part of a plant. The definition is customary rather than scientific and is somewhat random and subjective. All parts of herbaceous plants eaten as food by humans, entire or in part, are in general considered vegetables. Mushrooms, though belong to the biological kingdom fungi, and are also normally considered vegetables. In general, vegetables are consideration of as being savory, and not sweet, even though there are many exceptions. Nuts, grains, herbs, spices and culinary fruits are generally not exact vegetables.

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