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Encyclopedia > Leaf vegetable
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Leaf vegetables, also called potherbs, greens, or leafy greens, are plant leaves eaten as a vegetable, sometimes accompanied by tender petioles and shoots. Although they come from a very wide variety of plants, most share a great deal with other leaf vegetables in nutrition and cooking methods. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (779x841, 41 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (779x841, 41 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Trinomial name Beta vulgaris var. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x850, 1561 KB) Summary Ong choy water spinach leaf. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x850, 1561 KB) Summary Ong choy water spinach leaf. ... Binomial name Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (911x568, 90 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Spinach ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (911x568, 90 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Spinach ... Binomial name Spinacia oleracea L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1267x1063, 1508 KB) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1267x1063, 1508 KB) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Kale or Borecole is a form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group), green in color, in which the central leaves do not form a head. ... Look up foliage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Vegetable (disambiguation). ... Leaf of Dog Rose (Rosa canina), showing the petiole and two leafy stipules In botany, the petiole is the small stalk attaching the leaf blade to the stem. ... This article is about the plant section. ... The Nutrition Facts table indicates the amounts of nutrients which experts recommend you limit or consume in adequate amounts. ... Cooking is the act of preparing food. ...


Nearly one thousand species of plants with edible leaves are known. Leaf vegetables most often come from short-lived herbaceous plants such as lettuce and spinach. Woody plants whose leaves can be eaten as leaf vegetables include Adansonia, Aralia, Moringa, Morus, and Toona species. These are plants whose leaves are known to have been eaten by humans, typically as leaf vegetables or herbs. ... For other uses, see Herb (disambiguation). ... Binomial name L. Vit. ... Binomial name Spinacia oleracea L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Species See text The baobab (Adansonia), or monkey bread tree are a genus of eight species of trees, native to Madagascar (the centre of diversity, with six species), and mainland Africa and Australia (one species in each). ... Species See text Aralia is a genus of the plant family Araliaceae, consisting of about 40 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, and some rhizomatous perennials. ... Species Moringa arborea Moringa borziana Moringa concanensis Moringa drouhardii Moringa hilldebrandtii Moringa longituba Moringa oleifera Moringa ovalifolia Moringa peregrina Moringa pygmaea Moringa rivae Moringa ruspoliana Moringa stenopetala Moringa is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. ... Species Morus alba - White Mulberry Morus australis - Chinese Mulberry Morus indica - Indian Mulberry Morus microphylla - Texas Mulberry Morus nigra - Black Mulberry Morus rubra - Red Mulberry Morus serrata - Himalayan Mulberry For other meanings, see Mulberry (disambiguation). ... species (Toona australis - Australian Redcedar, usually included in ) Toona calantas - kalantas Toona ciliata - toon, suren Toona sinensis - timber is known as suren, sometimes grown as an ornamental without an accepted common name. ...


The leaves of many fodder crops are also edible by humans, but usually only eaten under famine conditions. Examples include alfalfa, clover, and most grasses, including wheat and barley. These plants are often much more prolific than more traditional leaf vegetables, but exploitation of their rich nutrition is difficult, primarily because of their high fiber content. This obstacle can be overcome by further processing such as drying and grinding into powder or pulping and pressing for juice. Fodder growing from barley In agriculture, fodder or animal feed is any foodstuff that is used specifically to feed domesticated livestock, including cattle, goats, sheep, horses, chickens and pigs. ... <nowiki>Insert non-formatted text hereBold text</nowiki>A famine is a social and economic crisis that is commonly accompanied by widespread malnutrition, starvation, epidemic and increased mortality. ... For the Our Gang (Little Rascals) character, see Carl Switzer. ... For other uses, see Clover (disambiguation). ... Subfamilies There are 7 subfamilies: Subfamily Arundinoideae Subfamily Bambusoideae Subfamily Centothecoideae Subfamily Chloridoideae Subfamily Panicoideae Subfamily Pooideae Subfamily Stipoideae The true grasses are monocotyledonous plants (Class Liliopsida) in the Family Poaceae, also known as Gramineae. ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ... For other uses, see Barley (disambiguation). ... Dietary fibers are the indigestible portion of plant foods that move food through the digestive system, absorbing water and making defecation easier. ... Food processing is the set of methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for consumption by humans or animals. ...


During the first half of the 20th century many grocery stores with vegetable sections sold small bunches of herbs tied with a string to small green and red peppers known as "potherbs."

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Nutrition

Leaf vegetables are typically low in calories, low in fat, high in protein per calorie, high in dietary fiber, high in iron and calcium, and very high in phytochemicals such as vitamin C, vitamin A, lutein and folic acid. For other uses, see FAT. Fats consist of a wide group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ... Dietary fibers are the indigestible portion of plant foods that move food through the digestive system, absorbing water and making defecation easier. ... For other uses, see Iron (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Calcium (disambiguation). ... Phytochemicals are plant or fruit derived chemical compounds. ... This article is about the nutrient. ... The structure of retinol, the most common dietary form of vitamin A Vitamin A is an essential human nutrient. ... Lutein (LOO-teen) (from Latin lutea meaning yellow) is one of over 600 known naturally occurring carotenoids. ... Folic acid and folate (the anion form) are forms of the water-soluble Vitamin B9. ...


Preparation

Most leaf vegetables can be eaten raw, for example in salads. Leafy greens can be used to wrap other ingredients like a tortilla. They may also be stir-fried, stewed or steamed. Leaf vegetables stewed with pork are a traditional dish in soul food, and southern U.S. cuisine. They are also commonly eaten in a variety of South Asian dishes such as Saag. Salad Platter Cold Meat Salad Decorated green salad Salad is a mixture of foods, usually including vegetables or fruits, often with a dressing or sauce, occasionally nuts or croutons and sometimes with the addition of meat, fish, pasta or cheese. ... This article is about the Mexican Tortilla. ... Stir frying (爆 bào) in a wok Stir frying is an English umbrella term used to describe two fast Chinese cooking techniques: chǎo (炒) and bào (爆). The term stir-fry was introduced into the English language by Buwei Yang Chao, in her book How to Cook and Eat in... Beef Stew A stew is a common dish made of vegetables (particularly potatoes or beans), meat, poultry, or seafood cooked in some sort of broth or sauce. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Pork (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Soul food (disambiguation). ... The Southern United States has a distinct cuisine that draws heavily on influences of the various groups that have inhabited the area. ... Saag is a curry-like side dish eaten with Indian bread like roti, paratha, etc. ...


See also

This is a list of common leaf vegetables. ... These are plants whose leaves are known to have been eaten by humans, typically as leaf vegetables or herbs. ... Leaf protein concentrate (LPC) is a concentrated form of the proteins found in the leaves of plants. ...

External links

  • Leaf for Life — lists of and information about many leaf vegetables

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Vegetable @ iCookClub.com (0 words)
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.
In general, vegetables are thought of as being savoury, and not sweet (with some exceptions, such as rhubarb and pumpkin).
Vegetables are eaten in a variety of ways as part of main meals and as snacks.
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