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From: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN (
Subject:         Re: What is a vegetable?
Date: October 18, 2007 at 5:00 am PST

In Reply to: What is a vegetable? posted by Steve on October 15, 2007 at 10:15 am:

Hey Steve

There is confusion because the culinary/nutritional definitions of foods is not the same as the botanical. (i.e., a tomato is botanically a fruit, but counted as a vegetable in many nutrition tables)

>>When you say you get 50% of your calories from vegetables, do you mean what most people think of as "salad vegetables"?

Yes, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber celery, peppers, carrots, cabbage, sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leafy greens, etc

>>Do you include legumes under that term?


>Do you include what some people might call "starcy vegetables" ( potatos, yams, etc ) under the "vegetables"

No. I count them as starchy vegetables.

I usually eat 2 HUGE salads a day (you can see pictures at my website in my blog under "Shock and Awe"), and lots of steamed veggies.

Sometimes its 50%, sometimes less, I just gave a rough estimate. It is probably close to 33% on an overall average.

In Health

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