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Modify definition for clarity and accuracy. Note that sweet corn and potatoes are definitely vegetables; avocados might be considered vegetables also.
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{{topic header| default.png | Vegetables}}  
 
{{topic header| default.png | Vegetables}}  
'''Vegetables''' are edible plants or parts of a plant (ie leaves, stems, or roots). Vegetables are characterized by their mild taste, low calorie (ie >35kcal/100grams) and low protein content. The definition on what is and what is not a vegetable varies<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetable Vegetable: definition varies from person to person]</ref> but we will consider legumes not to be a vegetable (as they have high protein contents), disregard plants with high caloric contents (ie sweet corn, avocado, sweet melons, potatoes and many other root tubers, ...) and also not include spices (ie garlic, caper, ginger, ...) in the list.
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'''Vegetables''' are edible plants or parts of a plant (e.g. leaves, stems, or roots).  
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The term ''vegetable'' in common usage tends to refer to a subset of plant parts, excluding [[grains]], legumes, spices and sweet fruits. These vegetables tend to have a mild taste, low calories (usually <35kcal/100grams) and low protein content.  
    
== List of vegetables==
 
== List of vegetables==
 
The following plants/plant parts are considered vegetables according to our definition:
 
The following plants/plant parts are considered vegetables according to our definition:
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===Leaf vegetables===
 
===Leaf vegetables===
 
* [[Amaranth]] (''Amaranthus cruentus'')
 
* [[Amaranth]] (''Amaranthus cruentus'')
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===Fruits===
 
===Fruits===
* [[Bell pepper]] (''Capsicum annuum'')
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* [[Bell pepper]] (''Capsicum annuum'') (commonly called "capsicum" in Australia)
 
* [[Bitter melon]]/[[Bitter gourd]] (''Momordica charantia'')
 
* [[Bitter melon]]/[[Bitter gourd]] (''Momordica charantia'')
 
* [[Chayote]] (''Sechium edule'')
 
* [[Chayote]] (''Sechium edule'')
* [[Zucchini|Courgette]] (''Cucurbita pepo'')
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* [[Zucchini]] (a.k.a. Courgette) (''Cucurbita pepo'')
 
* [[Cucumber]] (''Cucumis sativus'')
 
* [[Cucumber]] (''Cucumis sativus'')
 
* [[Coccinia grandis|Ivy Gourd]] (''Coccinia grandis'')
 
* [[Coccinia grandis|Ivy Gourd]] (''Coccinia grandis'')
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* [[Parsnip]] (''Pastinaca sativa'')
 
* [[Parsnip]] (''Pastinaca sativa'')
 
* [[Conopodium majus|Pignut]] (''Conopodium majus'')
 
* [[Conopodium majus|Pignut]] (''Conopodium majus'')
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* [[Potato]]
 
* [[Psoralea esculenta|Prairie turnip]] (''Psoralea esculenta'')
 
* [[Psoralea esculenta|Prairie turnip]] (''Psoralea esculenta'')
 
* [[Radish]] (''Raphanus sativus'')
 
* [[Radish]] (''Raphanus sativus'')
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* [[Black salsify|Scorzonera]] (''Scorzonera hispanica'')
 
* [[Black salsify|Scorzonera]] (''Scorzonera hispanica'')
 
* [[Skirret]] (''Sium sisarum'')
 
* [[Skirret]] (''Sium sisarum'')
* [[Rutabaga|Swede]] (''Brassica napus'' Napobrassica group)
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* [[Rutabaga]], a.k.a Swede (''Brassica napus'' Napobrassica group)
* [[Ti (plant)|Ti]] (''Cordyline fruticosa'')
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* [[Ti]] (''Cordyline fruticosa'')
 
* [[Cyperus esculentus|Tigernut]] (''Cyperus esculentus'')
 
* [[Cyperus esculentus|Tigernut]] (''Cyperus esculentus'')
 
* [[Turnip]] (''Brassica rapa'' Rapifera group)
 
* [[Turnip]] (''Brassica rapa'' Rapifera group)
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*[[Gardening]]
 
*[[Gardening]]
 
*[[Agriculture]]
 
*[[Agriculture]]
*File:Indiginous_vegetables.png
   
*[[Native crops by region|Map with some native spices, legumes, ...]]
 
*[[Native crops by region|Map with some native spices, legumes, ...]]
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*[[:File:Indigenous vegetables.png]]
    
==References==
 
==References==

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