5 Vegetable Subgroups
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
I learned some interesting things today in my Science of Nutrition class. I'm in Chapter 2 on Designing a Healthful Diet. I learned that there are five subgroups of vegetables: dark-green, orange, legumes, starchy vegetables, and other vegetables. The orange subgroup amused me, simply because I can think of so few of them - carrots, sweet potatoes, squash......Anymore ideas? Do three vegetables really qualify for an entire subgroup?
I also learned that there are modifications of the Food Pyramid for ethnic groups and special diets such as vegetarian, Mediterranean, Latin American, etc....
Who knew, right? Eh. I'm learning more than I ever thought possible and I'm only on Chapter 2!