Facts about Vegetables

    • This web site is devoted to the vegetable, the main sustainer of human life. Without vegetables the human race would rapidly become unhealthy and become unsustainable.

    • The noun vegetable usually means an edible plant or part of a plant other than a sweet fruit or seed.

    • The word vegetable is not scientific, and its meaning is largely based on culinary and cultural tradition.

    • Some people consider mushrooms to be vegetables, while others consider them a separate food category. Therefore, the application of the word vegetable is somewhat arbitrary and subjective.

    • Some vegetables can be consumed raw, and some may (or must) be cooked in various ways, most often in non-sweet (savoury or salty) dishes.

    • A few vegetables are often used in desserts and other sweet dishes, such as rhubarb pies and carrot cakes.