What is food?

Food

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.

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Some articles on food:

Types of Food
... Comfort food Fast food Junk food Natural food Organic food Slow food Whole food ...
Hogwarts - Student Life - Food
... The house-elves at Hogwarts amongst other duties provide all food to students and staff ... At meal times the food is magically transported up, giving the façade of appearing for the students ... The majority of the food prepared are traditional British dishes ...
Fast Food
... Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly ... While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients, and served ... The term "fast food" was recognized in a dictionary by Merriam–Webster in 1951 ...
Baking
... Baking is a food cooking method using prolonged dry heat acting by convection, and not by thermal radiation, normally in an oven, but also in hot ashes, or on hot stones ... When the desired temperature is reached within the heating instrument, the food is placed inside and baked for a certain amount of time ... some casseroles and pasta dishes such as lasagna, and various other foods, such as the pretzel ...
Nuclear Technology - Civilian Uses - Food Processing and Agriculture
... In industrial and food applications, radiation is used for sterilization of tools and equipment ... An emerging use in food production is the sterilization of food using food irradiation ... Food irradiation is the process of exposing food to ionizing radiation in order to destroy microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, or insects that might be present in the food ...

More definitions of "food":

  • (noun): Any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment.
    Example: "Food and drink"
  • (noun): Any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue.
    Synonyms: nutrient

Famous quotes containing the word food:

    Too much food spoils the appetite, and too much talk becomes worthless.
    Chinese proverb.

    From my experience with wild apples, I can understand that there may be reason for a savage’s preferring many kinds of food which the civilized man rejects. The former has the palate of an outdoor man. It takes a savage or wild taste to appreciate a wild fruit.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The office of the prince and that of the writer are defined and assigned as follows: the nobleman gives rank to the written work, the writer provides food for the prince.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)