whole food


Definition of whole food

: a natural food and especially an unprocessed one (such as a vegetable or fruit)

Examples of whole food in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Virtually all Kenyan meals are centered on a starchy whole food. Matt Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 27 July 2015 Green Party Member of the European Parliament Tilly Metz, chair of the investigative committee, argued that, not just transport issues within animal farming, but the whole food supply chain should have a redesign. Daniela De Lorenzo, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Founded on a whole food approach to nutrition, Nature's Logic makes complete-diet pet foods without synthetic vitamins—all the nutrients your pup needs come from the meats, veggies, and fruits that make up the brand's tasty recipes. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 11 Feb. 2022 Serving fresh, whole food from breakfast through early dinner, this popular cafe draws foodies from near and far. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 Pushing back by exercising, eating clean and whole food, and getting 9-10 hours sleep. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Nov. 2021 Currently, consuming brown rice in moderation, as one of several sources of whole food carbohydrates, is one way to reduce possible arsenic exposure. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, 20 Oct. 2021 Plus, consuming probiotics in whole food form, such as with kefir or yogurt, comes along with a complete package of essential vitamins and minerals as well. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 5 Aug. 2021 And the third way is through whole food green powders or algae, either in foods (nori, seaweed, kelp) or in supplements (spirulina and chlorella). Jessie Shafer, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of whole food

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whole food was in 1880

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“Whole food.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole%20food. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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: a natural food and especially an unprocessed one (as a vegetable or fruit)


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