leafy vegetable

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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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The Dutch company Kiremko, tel:+31(0)348 479400, design, manufacture and install either complete or part of lines of equipment for the processing, either semi or fully automatically, of potatoes into French fries, chips, snack products and potato specialities, for the processing of root and leaf vegetables.
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Adebooye OC, Ogbe FMD and JF Bamidele Ethno botany of indigenous leaf vegetables of Southwest Nigeria, Delpinoa University of Naples, Naples, Italy 45 (in press) 2003.
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