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Plants, Edible

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Description of Plants, Edible

Plants, Edible: An organism of the vegetable kingdom suitable by nature for use as a food, especially by human beings. Not all parts of any given plant are edible but all parts of edible plants have been known to figure as raw or cooked food: leaves, roots, tubers, stems, seeds, buds, fruits, and flowers. The most commonly edible parts of plants are FRUIT, usually sweet, fleshy, and succulent. Most edible plants are commonly cultivated for their nutritional value and are referred to as VEGETABLES.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Terms Similar to Plants, Edible:

  • Food Plants

Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

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