What is Food?
Food is defined as any substance that people and animals eat to survive. Animals and plants are the main sources of food. It is eaten because it provides energy and nutrition and keeps people and animals healthy.
Food from Plants
All the creatures on this planet are directly or indirectly dependent on plants for food. Animals obtain food from plants. We human beings come under the category of animals. Human beings are completely dependent on plants for food. Plants provide us with food that consists of various nutrients that are vital to our body. Each and every part of the plant is very important for us. Plants have leaves, roots, stem, flowers as their parts. We consume almost every part of the plant (root, stem, leaves, flowers, fruits, etc) as food. Fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, herbs, are the foods we eat that are obtained from plant sources.
Parts of plants that we eat
|Plant||Consumable parts of the Plant|
|Carrot, reddish, beetroot, etc.||Root|
|Spinach, cabbage, lettuce, etc.||Leaves|
|Cauliflower, Broccoli, sunflower etc.||Flower|
|Apple, orange, banana, etc.||Fruits|
|Rice, maize, wheat, etc||Seeds|
|Onion, turmeric, garlic, etc.||Stems|