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If you eat a diet rich in vegetables, then you’re eating a wide variety of plant parts. For example, when we eat asparagus we’re eating the stem of the plant, with carrots we eat the root, with corn we eat the seeds, with lettuce we eat the leaves, and with broccoli we eat the flower.

 
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How to Make Windows 10’s Taskbar Clock Display Seconds


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