natural food


Definition of natural food

: food that has undergone minimal processing and contains no preservatives or artificial additives

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Recent Examples on the Web The concept behind Lucky's was honed in Boulder, a haven for natural foods. Nathaniel Meyersohn And Alicia Wallace, CNN, "How a beloved organic grocery chain collapsed," 7 Feb. 2020 Eden Foods brand is available at some natural food and grocery stores, such as certain Whole Foods (though not in the Washington area), or online. Washington Post, "Soft Pretzels," 15 Jan. 2020 The wallabies typically survive the fire itself, but are then left stranded with limited natural food as the fire takes out the vegetation around their rocky habitat. Dave Quinn,, "Aircrafts Drop Nearly 4,500 Lbs. of Food on Bushfire Ravaged Australia to Save Starving Animals," 13 Jan. 2020 Look for repellents that will work year-round as deer will grow hungrier as winter progresses and natural food sources become scarcer. The Editors, Field & Stream, "How to Choose the Best Deer Repellent," 18 Dec. 2019 What’s true about birds knowing where grain is in fields is true about natural food sources in marshes as well. Joe Arterburn, Outdoor Life, "12 Rules for Decoying Ducks and Geese," 13 Dec. 2019 Long before health food stores became the norm, Chamberlin's has been the go-to grocery store for natural foods and products., "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Shopping winners," 6 Oct. 2019 Camu camu is high in vitamin C Nutritionally, camu camu is one of the most concentrated natural food sources of vitamin C. The fruit’s pulp provides about 2,400 to 3,000 grams (or 2,400,000 milligrams) per 3.5-ounce or so serving. Julie Upton,, "The Health Benefits of Camu Camu, the Buzzy Superfood Popping Up Everywhere," 3 Oct. 2019 What those eyes may not have noticed is that the alligators, virtually at the top of the natural food chain, were also being sized up for meat and hide by human hunters. Patrick Connolly,, "Florida alligator hunters stalk reptiles with spears, harpoons, more during harvest window," 23 July 2018

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First Known Use of natural food

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Natural food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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