Fruit is one of the many foods we get from plants. Other parts of plants we use for food include:
leaves and stems – celery, lettuce, silver beet
roots – potatoes, carrots, beetroot, cassava, radish, parsnip
seeds – wheat, rice, legumes, ground nuts (peanuts), tree nuts (walnuts, almonds).
Most plant foods eaten in Australia are produced on farms and orchards, but some are grown in greenhouses.
Foods from plants are packed with many nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Dietary fibre is found only in plants.