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Glossary: nonstarchy vegetable, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

nonstarchy vegetable

(non-STAR-chee VEJ-tuh-bul)

A member of the family of vegetables that does not contain starch (sugar molecules joined chemically). Nonstarchy vegetables are usually lower in sugar and higher in fiber than starchy vegetables. Examples are broccoli, carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini.