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  MyPyramid.gov - Inside The Pyramid - What foods are in the vegetable group?
Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the vegetable group.
Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed.
Vegetables are organized into 5 subgroups, based on their nutrient content.
www.mypyramid.gov /pyramid/vegetables.html   (80 words)

  
  Vegetable Oil Mist
Vegetable oil mist is the finely divided particulate (mist) of a vegetable oil.
Vegetable oil mists seem to have little adverse effect on the lungs and do not produce significant organic disease or toxic effects when exposures are kept under reasonable control [ACGIH 1991].
Vegetable oil mist is not subject to EPA emergency planning requirements under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) (Title III) in 42 USC 11022.
www.osha.gov /SLTC/healthguidelines/vegetableoilmist/recognition.html   (2464 words)

  
  Vegetable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vegetables include leaf vegetables (for example lettuce), stem vegetables (asparagus), root vegetables (carrot), flower vegetables (broccoli), bulbs (garlic) and botanical fruits such as cucumbers, squashes, pumpkins, avocados, capsicums, as well as botanical pulses such as green beans, and fleshy, immature seeds such as those of peas or beans.
Since "vegetable" is not a botanical term, there is no contradiction in a plant part being a fruit botanically while still being considered a vegetable (see diagram).
In general, vegetables are thought of as being savoury, and not sweet (with some exceptions, such as rhubarb and pumpkin).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vegetable   (587 words)

  
 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Vegetable Production
Vidalia onions are the leading vegetable crop in terms of value, while watermelons are grown on the most acres.
In 2000 approximately 36,919 acres of Georgia vegetables were produced using plastic mulch, mostly in combination with drip irrigation (plasticulture).
Although most of the vegetables are produced on the lighter Coastal Plain soils, the Piedmont and Mountain areas both have soils and climate conducive to successful vegetable production.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1005   (650 words)

  
 Etherington & Roberts. Dictionary--vegetable tanning
Vegetable tanning produces a relatively dense leather, one that is firm and solid and yields a high weight of leather per unit of raw stock.
Vegetable tannages are used to produce bookbinding leather not only because of tradition, but because they produce leathers having a soft drape and handle (in addition to their firmness), which retain applied grain patterns particularly well.
The classical method of vegetable tanning, especially where flatness of the leather (and particularly of the grain surface) is of great importance, as with bookbinding leather, is pit tannage-usually accomplished by means of suspension in a rocker vat.
palimpsest.stanford.edu /don/dt/dt3685.html   (595 words)

  
 Fruit and vegetable processing - Ch09 Vegetable specific processing technologies (cont.)
Vegetables for storage must conform to following conditions: they must be of one of the autumn or winter type variety; be at edible maturity without going past this stage; be harvested during dry days; be protected from rain, sun heat or wind; be in a sound state and clean from soil; be undamaged.
For this reason, vegetables have to be handled and transported as soon as possible in the storage conditions (optimal temperature and air relative humidity for the given species).
Dehydrated vegetable compression (especially for roots) to form blocks with a weight of 50-600 g, is practiced sometimes; it has as advantages the reduction of evaporation surface and contact with atmospheric oxygen and volume reduction.
www.fao.org /docrep/V5030E/V5030E0r.htm   (4479 words)

  
 Vegetable Lamb
The tale of the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary comes from the Middle Ages, a traveler's tale from the far east.
It is said that the plant bent to let the sheep graze on the grass beneath it, and that when all the grass was gone, the sheep dropped from the plant and ran off, the tree dying.
The 'body' of the Vegetable Lamb is the root of the plant.
www.pantheon.org /articles/v/vegetable_lamb.html   (184 words)

  
 ARS | Publication request: Friction Properties of Vegetable Oils
Vegetable oils comprise a mixture of compounds that fall into two broad chemical categories: triesters (or triglycerides) and monoesters.
Most vegetable oils are triesters of glycerol with fatty acids, whose characteristics are dependent on the chemistry and composition of the fatty acid residues.
A small percentage of vegetable oils are monoesters of long chain fatty acids and fatty alcohols of varying chemistries.
www.ars.usda.gov /research/publications/Publications.htm?seq_no_115=136634   (336 words)

  
 vegetable. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
A plant cultivated for an edible part, such as the root of the beet, the leaf of spinach, or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower.
Here the word is used figuratively in the sense “having the property of life and growth, as does a plant,”; a use based on an ancient religious and philosophical notion of the tripartite soul.
As interpreted by the Scholastics, the vegetative soul was common to plants, animals, and humans; the sensitive soul was common to animals and humans; and the rational soul was found only in humans.
www.bartleby.com /61/33/V0043300.html   (346 words)

  
 Vegetable (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vegetable, as a nutritional and culinary term, denotes any part of a plant that is commonly consumed by humans as food, but is not regarded as a culinary fruit, nut, herb, spice, or grain.
Traditionally, Vegetable can also be used to designate the entire Plant Kingdom, as in "Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral."
Vegetable is also used in a derogatory way to refer to a patient with severe brain damage, or who is in a persistent vegetative state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vegetable_(disambiguation)   (146 words)

  
 vegetable articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
vegetable VEGETABLE [vegetable] term originally used for any plant, now the name for many food plants, most of them annuals, and for their edible parts.
It consists of a blend of vegetable oils or meat fats (or a combination of both) mixed with milk and salt.
root crop ROOT CROP [root crop] vegetable cultivated chiefly for its edible roots, e.g., the beet, turnip, mangel-wurzel, carrot, and parsnip.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/13379.html   (397 words)

  
 Vegetable - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
We, the people of America, however, know that a vegetable is actually a Martian form of cheese.
Vegetables have some of the same side effects as Kitten Huffing, a popular lifetime sport.
Vegetable overdoses usually do not occur unless a seriously excessive amount of vegetables have been consumed (more than approximately 3 ounces of most vegetables.) However, smaller doses (as little as a teaspoonful or less) can cause troubling side effects.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Vegetable   (476 words)

  
 Vegetable Gardening - The Helpful Gardener
Vegetable gardens, however, need sunny, open spaces in order to thrive, so you won’t reap a bounty if you are not willing to devote some real estate.
The rest (most vegetables are hardy or semi-hardy annuals) should be rotated every year on a four year plan (so that the same family of vegetables is not planted in the same location within four years).
Vegetable gardening can be great fun and it is truly rewarding to enjoy delicious food from your own garden.
www.helpfulgardener.com /vegetable/2003/vegetable.html   (1008 words)

  
 Vegetable Cookery
Vegetables are an excellent source of many vitamins and dietary fiber, and should be prepared properly to retain desirable nutrients as well as color, texture, and flavor.
When these vegetables are young and immature they are high in sugar and as they mature or age after picking, the sugar is replaced with starch, thereby reducing the sweetness.
Since the vegetable should not be in direct contact with the water and is cooked by steam, the required time is longer than it would be with direct contact with the water.
www.msu.edu /~lentnerd/NewFiles/veggies.html   (3327 words)

  
 OurVeggieGarden > Home > Introductory > Vegetable Plants 1
Vegetables are plants that have been developed to be eaten, but usually only a portion of a vegetable plant is edible.
In addition, we are normally required to eat a vegetable within a certain time frame, when the vegetable is said to be ripe or when it reaches a certain size or color.
Some vegetables are annuals, which means that all of the above take place during a single growing season, while many are biennials, which means that they germinate and grow into adults in the first year and then produce flowers and seeds the second.
www.ourveggiegarden.com /IntroPlants.html   (967 words)

  
 200. Brominated vegetable oils (FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series 48a)
Comments Brominated vegetable oils were considered at the Ninth FAO/WHO Expert Committee meeting of Food Additives (FAO/WHO, 1966) but not evaluated because of lack of suitable data.
Further work required Long-term studies using various forms of brominated vegetable oil, commonly used commercially, with particular emphasis on bromine storage in tissues and on cardiac pathology.
The significance of bromine deposition in body lipids should be determined and the possibility investigated of an epidemiological relationship to cardiac disease in man. Identification of the brominated derivative(s) accumulated in the fat of animals and man as well as a study of their toxicological properties.
www.inchem.org /documents/jecfa/jecmono/v48aje02.htm   (1473 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Batter-Coated Frozen French Fries Called Fresh Vegetable
Batter-coated french fries are a fresh vegetable, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has a federal judge's ruling to back it up.
The company is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, and the law requires creditors that sold fresh fruits and vegetables to be paid in full, while other creditors might get partial payment, said Fleming's lawyer, Tim Elliott of Chicago.
The law was intended to protect growers of fruits and vegetables, especially small farmers, and the ruling misconstrues the act's intent, Elliott said.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A44632-2004Jun15?language=printer   (385 words)

  
 CNN.com - Vegetable oil carries kids across country - May. 21, 2003
Vegetable oil creates less pollution than diesel fuel, said Thomas Hand, 19, who took a crash course at Middlebury in converting diesel tractor engines to run on vegetable oil.
The students are not the first to power their wheels with vegetable oil.
The students filter the vegetable oil and store it in two vats on the bus.
edition.cnn.com /2003/EDUCATION/05/21/vegetable.oil.bus.ap   (448 words)

  
 Vegetable Gardning
Fresh vegetables straight from the garden complete a meal.
Use these vegetable gardening tips to prepare your garden and keep your home full of fresh vegetables.
Look through a variety of perennials and vegetables to grow in your garden.
www.bhg.com /home/Vegetable-Gardening.html   (229 words)

  
 Vegetable Gardening Basics, Creating a Vegetable Garden
Planting a vegetable garden where it can be visited frequently will allow you to monitor plant pests and the general health of the garden more easily.
As you plan and map out your vegetable garden, be sure consider the information found on garden vegetable tips in your criteria of what and where to plant.
Perennial vegetables such as rhubarb and asparagus should be planted off to the side where they won't interfere with future plowing.
www.thegardenhelper.com /vegetables.html   (2108 words)

  
 ACS :: Vegetable Intake May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
Women with diets high in vegetables were more than 50% less likely to have long-lasting HPV infections, which also meant they might be less likely to develop cervical cancer, according a report in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (Vol.
The researchers found that women who ate diets high in vegetables were more than 50% less likely to have persistent HPV infection, although no specific nutrient stood out as decreasing risk.
Lycopene is a nutrient responsible for giving some vegetables and fruits, such as tomatoes, pink grapefruit, and watermelon, their reddish color.
www.cancer.org /docroot/NWS/content/NWS_1_1x_Vegetable_Intake_May_Lower_Cervical_Cancer_Risk.asp   (705 words)

  
 vegetable - Definitions from Dictionary.com
As interpreted by the Scholastics, the vegetative soul was common to plants, animals, and humans; the sensitive soul was common to animals and humans; and the rational soul was found only in humans.
vegetable "living, fit to live," from M.L. vegetabilis "growing, flourishing," from L.L. vegetabilis "animating, enlivening," from L. vegetare "to enliven," from vegetus "vigorous, active," from vegere "to be alive, active, to quicken," from PIE *weg- "be strong, lively," related to watch (v.), vigor, velocity, and possibly witch (see vigil).
The meaning "resembling that of a vegetable, dull, uneventful" is attested from 1854 (see vegetable (n.)).
dictionary.reference.com /browse/vegetable   (834 words)

  
 Vegetable Gardening In Containers
Vegetables which are ideally suited for growing in containers include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, green onions, beans, lettuce, squash, radishes and parsley.
Most vegetables should be transplanted into containers when they develop their first two to three true leaves.
Vegetables grown in containers can be attacked by the various types of insects and diseases that are common to any vegetable garden.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /extension/container/container.html   (1352 words)

  
 Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?
To really figure out if a tomato is a fruit or vegetable, you need to know what makes a fruit a fruit, and a vegetable a vegetable.
VEGETABLES such as, radishes, celery, carrots, and lettuce do NOT have seeds (that are part of what we eat) and so they are grouped as vegetables.
www.sciencebob.com /lab/q-tomato.html   (136 words)

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