from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Food that does not contain any additives, such as preservatives or artificial coloring.
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- n. A food that has been not been processed in any way that alters covalent bonds, and to which no artificial substance has been added.
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There is Health’s Angels, a natural food restaurant for bikers; Howe’s Bayou, for kosher Cajun cuisine; and finally one I am sorry to say may shortly go belly-up Pieces of Ate, which specializes in used food.
Cetacean, for, although the sperm whale has a gullet sufficiently large to admit the body of a man, yet, it can hardly be the fish intended, as the natural food of Cetaceans consists of small animals, such as medusae and crustacea.
These are usually owner-operated stores that are smaller than natural food supermarkets.