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Plants, Edible

"Plants, Edible" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Plants, Edible" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Plants, Edible" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 18 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2000
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