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leafy vegetable

Nutrition
A type of vegetable which typically grows in tight or loose heads, or as individual leafs on a stem, or is the top of root vegetables (e.g., turnips or beets). Leafy vegetables are low in calories and rich in carotenoids, vitamin C, fibre, folic acid and water, and supply varying amounts of iron and calcium.

Examples
Cabbage, collards, cabbage, kale, radicchio, spinach and watercress.
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Among the criteria of the QEMC method, leaf vegetables, fatty meat and preserves were suitable for all regions, whereas color monotony and sulfur-rich foods had regular or inadequate means.
Among the foods most regularly consumed (five times or more a week) were: beans (87.6%, n = 233), leaf vegetables and vegetables (61.7%, n = 164), milk (55.6%, n = 148), chicken (22.6%, n = 60), desserts (21.4%, n = 57), red meat (20.7%, n = 55) and fresh fruit juice (20.7%, n = 55).
One of the most nutritious leaf vegetables you can grow, it includes calcium, folic acid, vitamin C, and potassium.
Currently, the factory processes peas, green beans, broad beans, root vegetables, sprouts and leaf vegetables in their respective seasons.
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This extends the total cultivation area of the facility to approximately 11,700 m2, and enables annual production of 300 tons1 of leaf vegetables. Shipment will begin in October.
"I think we do a reasonable job with fruit, but I do worry about our vegetables, and particularly our green leaf vegetables," Foran remarked at the conference.
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"The Ministry of Economy had agreed with all the cooperative societies and sale outlets not to change the prices of leaf vegetables in UAE markets...before the advent of Ramadan, such as parsley and coriander, and other basic leaf vegetables used by the faithful during the holy month."
As of last year, there were more than 150 commercial PFAL systems operating in Japan for year-round production of leaf vegetables, without soil, herbicides, or insecticides.
Leaf vegetables, distributed in block-frozen form as well as in portions, range from chopped spinach to endive and beet leaves.