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asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020

Are potatoes considered produce?

To consolidate what others have said. Potatoes are definitely vegetables. Their plant family is the nightshades, so they are a nightshade vegetable along with tomatoes and peppers. They are the starchy root of the plant, which makes the potato a root vegetable.

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Beside this, what is a potato considered?

'Potatoes are botanically classified as a vegetable, but they are classified nutritionally as a starchy food,' says a DoH spokesperson. 'This is because when eaten as part of a meal, they are generally used in place of other starchy carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta or rice.

Subsequently, question is, do potatoes count as a vegetable? A: Potatoes, yams, cassava and plantain are vegetables, but don't count towards your 5 A Day. This is because they mainly contribute starch to your diet. Other root vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, parsnips, swedes and turnips, are usually eaten as a vegetable alongside the main starchy food in a meal.

Similarly one may ask, what is considered produce?

Produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced crops and goods, including fruits and vegetables – meats, grains, oats etc. are also sometimes considered produce. More specifically, the term "produce" often implies that the products are fresh and generally in the same state as where they were harvested.

Are Nuts considered produce?

Within the scope of FSMA's Produce Safety Rule, produce is defined as any fruit or vegetable (including mixes of intact fruits and vegetables) and includes mushrooms, sprouts (irrespective of seed source), peanuts, tree nuts and herbs.

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