Talk:Leaf vegetable

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Sweet potato and taro[edit]

Should sweet potato or taro be in the leafy vegetable category?? - Gil-Galad

Each is both a leaf vegetable and a root vegetable, so each should be in both categories. - Pekinensis 15:10, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

1st person[edit]

"I remember my mother purchasing these "potherbs" for use in soups and other culinary delights."

I don't think this way of writing belongs in an encyclopedia. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 145.97.201.118 (talk) 18:46, 11 January 2007 (UTC).

Strange Question[edit]

It seems to me that the third paragraph seems to imply that wheat and barley are eaten by humans only in famine conditions (obviously untrue.) This probably comes from multiple edits. Would it make sense to clean that up? (wbehun)

Wheat and barley are cultivated for "the edible components of their fruit seeds", not their leaves, which are only consumed in famine conditions. 213.106.118.52 (talk) 23:30, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Broccoli[edit]

I removed broccoli since it is not a leaf. Xufanc (talk) 07:45, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

You're right, it's not a leaf vegetable – but it was not mentioned in the body of the article as a leaf vegetable, but only listed in the "See also" section. I think it's an appropriate link there, so I have restored it. Richard New Forest (talk) 08:38, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

This article, Leaf vegetable, deals with leaves cooked for food. It seems we have another article, Boiled greens, which also deals with leaves cooked for food. I can't find any difference between the subjects of these articles, and as far as I can see the two are different names for the same thing: we have duplicate articles. We should therefore merge the two. What should the combined article be called? I think "leaf vegetable" is probably the more common term, but I have no great preference (personally I'd call them pot-herbs, which is I think less common). Richard New Forest (talk) 08:38, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Sorry to contradict you but this article says: most leaf vegetables can be eaten raw, for example in sandwiches or salads. no leaves cooked here. Stop this merger mania.Xufanc (talk) 20:38, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Likewise... However, where do you get "no leaves cooked here"? The definition is "plant leaves cooked and eaten as a vegetable". I'm actually not quite sure if "leaf vegetable" should also include salad leaves (I think probably not), but however you look at it it does include cooked leaves, and that's what most of the article is about. Richard New Forest (talk) 21:07, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
I meant "no leaves cooked" in that particular section. Yes, it includes cooked leaves, but also leaves that are not. Xufanc (talk) 07:30, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
Well, even that section does mainly deal with cooked leaves (I've just reordered it, but not significantly changed the content). It also mentions raw leaves, but surely that just means that leaf vegetables that are normally cooked (such as spinach) can also be eaten raw, not that "leaf vegetable" includes salad leaves normally eaten raw (such as lettuce). Richard New Forest (talk) 22:03, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm going to vote in support of merging here. I think maybe if boiled greens was about a particular dish than it would warrant its own article but as it is written it is more about a general way of using leaf vegetables. I believe the information it contains would be more useful in the leaf vegetable article as that way a reader wouldn't need to read two separate articles with considerable overlap to get the information. If I'm off the mark here please feel free to say why you think so.Glorioussandwich (talk) 00:13, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Leaf vegetables vs. herbs[edit]

What is the difference between the two, is it simply that herbs are added to food, while leaf vegetables ARE food?--SDSpivey (talk) 19:49, 25 June 2012 (UTC)