What is food?

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

Fast Food
... Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly ... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
Types of Food
... Comfort food Fast food Junk food Natural food Organic food Slow food Whole food ...

More definitions of "food":

  • (noun): Any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue.
    Synonyms: nutrient

Famous quotes containing the word food:

    I’m the only woman reporter they have, so I get all the meat boycott stories and all the meatless food stories.... Actually, I’ve only cooked three meals in my life. The most uncomfortable place for me in the whole world is in a kitchen.
    Theresa Brown (b. 1957)

    ... the more we recruit from immigrants who bring no personal traditions with them, the more America is going to ignore the things of the spirit. No one whose consuming desire is either for food or for motor-cars is going to care about culture, or even know what it is.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    Taking food alone tends to make one hard and coarse. Those accustomed to it must lead a Spartan life if they are not to go downhill. Hermits have observed, if for only this reason, a frugal diet. For it is only in company that eating is done justice; food must be divided and distributed if it is to be well received.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)