I'm wondering...

@BarBaraPrz (21021)
St. Catharines, Ontario
October 21, 2017 5:24pm CST
I'm sure you've all heard that we are supposed to eat five to ten fruits and vegetables a day. My question is: Is rice considered a vegetable in this case. I know it's a grain, but does it count in the 5 to 10 scheme of things? If it does, then I guess rice pudding would count, too. And what about mushrooms?
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• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Oct 17
no, rice doesnt count as a vegetable. grains are in a different category
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@BarBaraPrz (21021)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Oct 17
Rats...
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• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Oct 17
@BarBaraPrz grains are good for you too! you could replace rice with califlower if you wanted
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@BarBaraPrz (21021)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Oct 17
@mikaelajuliet I love cauliflower, too.
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@1hopefulman (33555)
• Canada
21 Oct 17
No, I don't think it counts as a vegetable. Eat the rice but still have your ten to twenty fruits and vegetables.
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@BarBaraPrz (21021)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Oct 17
Five to ten, not ten to twenty.
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@1hopefulman (33555)
• Canada
21 Oct 17
@BarBaraPrz I see so many people sick these days. They are dying left and right and at a young age. Eat more fruits and vegetables. As far As I know, there are not many people dying because they ate more fruits and vegetables. I sometimes eat 12 fruits for a snack.
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@Juliaacv (34150)
• Canada
21 Oct 17
I believe that rice is considered to be a starch and mushrooms are a vegetable.
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@BarBaraPrz (21021)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Oct 17
Thanks.
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@marlina (79632)
• Canada
21 Oct 17
No, rice is definitively not a veggie.
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@BarBaraPrz (21021)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Oct 17
I know it's not a veggie, but was hoping I could cheat and count rice pudding. And how about chocolate? It comes from a bean...
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@marlina (79632)
• Canada
13 Nov 17
@BarBaraPrz You are really stretching it!!!!
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@BarBaraPrz (21021)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Nov 17
@marlina Yah!
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@celticeagle (120469)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Oct 17
Rice is a grain. Mushrooms would be a vegetable I believe. Rice pudding would be protein I think.
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@BarBaraPrz (21021)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Oct 17
No, rice pudding would be dessert.
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@celticeagle (120469)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Oct 17
@BarBaraPrz .....Right. But, the ingredients would have protein.
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@BarBaraPrz (21021)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Oct 17
@celticeagle I'm just joking.
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• United States
4 Nov 17
Rice pudding is a starch. Add some milk and raisins to it and it is more healthy. So you'll get some dairy and fruit in it. Mushrooms are healthy for you. Of course if they aren't part of a creamed soup. LOL.
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@BarBaraPrz (21021)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Nov 17
Can't stand raisins in my rice pudding. What's your stand on popcorn and potato chips?
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• United States
4 Nov 17
@BarBaraPrz popcorn without butter is good for you. Try adding flavor to it such as garlic or a butter flavored powder that is specifically made for popcorn.
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@shaggin (38482)
• United States
25 Oct 17
I don’t think rice would count as part of the required amount of fruits and vegetables to eat daily. I take multivitamins as I know I do not eat enough of anything I should during the day.
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@BarBaraPrz (21021)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Oct 17
Yeah, that seems to be the consensus.
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@ricki_911 (19954)
• Toronto, Ontario
22 Oct 17
I have no idea! But no way could i eat that many fruits ans veggiea. But come november 1st i'm trying a new diet.
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@BarBaraPrz (21021)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Oct 17
How about 10 grapes?
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
22 Oct 17
I don't think Rice is a vegetable as it is a Starch. If you add Vegetables in it, then you have your vegetable. Mushrooms I would consider a vegetable though.
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@peachpurple (12772)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 17
Rice is carbohydrates, source of energy.
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