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Descriptor English:   Plants, Edible 
Descriptor Spanish:   Plantas Comestibles 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Plantas Comestíveis 
Synonyms English:   Edible Plant
Edible Plants
Food Plant
Food Plants
Plant, Edible
Plant, Food
Plants, Food  
Tree Number:   B01.650.510
Definition English:   An organism of the vegetable kingdom suitable by nature for use as a food, especially by human beings. Not all parts of any given plant are edible but all parts of edible plants have been known to figure as raw or cooked food: leaves, roots, tubers, stems, seeds, buds, fruits, and flowers. The most commonly edible parts of plants are FRUIT, usually sweet, fleshy, and succulent. Most edible plants are commonly cultivated for their nutritional value and are referred to as VEGETABLES. 
Indexing Annotation English:   note FRUIT and VEGETABLES are available
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EM embryology EN enzymology
GE genetics GD growth & development
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PH physiology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   11377 
Unique Identifier:   D010945 

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