plant food


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Without knowing your specific situation, compost is the best organic plant food, mostly because it is already reduced organic material that contains ample microbes and serves as both a feed store and condominium for them. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Feed your garden beds now so they’ll be ready for spring," 22 Aug. 2019 Such restrictions have nothing to do with better labeling for consumers and everything to do with meat and poultry companies trying to thwart competitors, executives of plant food companies contend. Sarah Min, CBS News, "Purveyors of fake and real meat are going for blood in legal fights over labeling," 29 July 2019 Fiber, sometimes called dietary fiber, is a type of carbohydrate found in plant foods, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What’s the Difference Between Soluble and Insoluble Fiber?," 15 May 2019 Florida residents now have the right to plant food in the front lawns of their own properties. Kynala Phillips, Essence, "Florida Couple Wins Right To Plant Veggie Garden In Front Lawn," 3 July 2019 Most plant foods are considered incomplete proteins. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Here's What Actually Happens in Your Body When You Eat Protein," 20 June 2019 What fiber does Dietary fiber is a kind of carb found in plant foods, including whole grains (like oats, barley, and whole wheat pasta), legumes (lentils, beans), nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Much Fiber Should I Be Eating to Feel Regular?," 30 May 2019 In general, replacing animal foods with plant foods like soy lowers saturated fat intake and ups fiber intake, both of which are help your heart. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good or Bad for You? Here's the Science-Backed Answer," 18 July 2018 The plant on the left is the nearly-identical Zizia aurea, also called golden Alexander — a native perennial and important plant food for the Missouri woodland swallowtail butterfly, according to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "QUIZ: Can You Identify These Dangerous Summer Plants and Bugs?," 3 Aug. 2018

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1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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