What is food?

  • (noun): Any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue.
    Synonyms: nutrient
    See also — Additional definitions below

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:

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 ...
Types of Food
... Comfort food Fast food Junk food Natural food Organic food Slow food Whole food ...
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 ... and pasta dishes such as lasagna, and various other foods, such as the pretzel ...
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 ... The term "fast food" was recognized in a dictionary by Merriam–Webster in 1951 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "food":

  • (noun): Any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment.
    Example: "Food and drink"

Famous quotes containing the word food:

    Architecture might be more sportive and varied if every man built his own house, but it would not be the art and science that we have made it; and while every woman prepares food for her own family, cooking can never rise beyond the level of the amateur’s work.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)

    Lead bullets flattened by human teeth have been found on the camp site. Soldiers who had been caught stealing food from nearby farms customarily chewed on a bullet as the lash was laid on their bare backs.
    —For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    At the violet hour, the evening hour that strives
    Homeward, and brings the sailor home from sea,
    The typist home at teatime, clears her breakfast, lights
    Her stove, and lays out food in tins.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)