Definition of whole food in English:

whole food

noun

also whole foods
British
  • Food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.

    • ‘Vanessa returned with a tray bearing two mugs of coffee, plates with slices of Mikki's healthy, wholefood cake and two forks.’
    • ‘Cross-country skiing burns an enormous amount of calories, but I do eat a lot of fresh fruit and wholefoods.’
    • ‘If you've had the good fortune to taste its milk (on sale in good wholefood and specialist food shops), you'll instantly notice the difference.’
    • ‘Both are available in Middle Eastern stores, wholefood shops and some supermarkets.’
    • ‘They can be found in health and wholefood shops, and some delicatessens and supermarkets.’
    • ‘Start any green tea hunt in your local wholefood shop or at Whittard of Chelsea (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth) who do a decent basic sencha.’
    • ‘She sees a need to return to a simpler wholefood diet.’
    • ‘This wholefoods, high-fiber diet kept them remarkably free of chronic disease.’
    • ‘‘We rely on supplement sales to sell the range of wholefoods we offer,’ she explained.’
    • ‘He gave me acupuncture and put me on a wholefood diet.’
    • ‘He got some relief from a homoeopathic remedy he picked up at Tullivers herbs and wholefood shop in Colliergate, York.’
    • ‘And these days, the ingredients aren't difficult to source: a variety of Japanese noodles and seaweed is readily available in most supermarkets, wholefood stores and delicatessens.’
    • ‘A few doors across, in the wholefood cafe, a father and his young son were about to tuck into their tofu burgers.’
    • ‘Then we'll be able to concentrate on other interests, mainly in the wholefood cookery area.’
    • ‘In one study, anti-cancer agents were found to be up to 13 times more effective when several foods in a wholefood diet were combined.’
    • ‘Growers sell their produce direct to the consumer making them better value than supermarket organics and fresher than the sad ritual display of wrinkly produce that lingers in some wholefood shops.’
    • ‘Bulgur (cracked wheat) is available in most supermarkets and wholefood stores.’
    • ‘The course focuses on a wholefood diet as the basis of sound nutrition.’
    • ‘Some wholefood shops sell organic capers bottled in olive oil if you find the standard ones too salty.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, refusal to try a wide range of fresh and wholefoods deprives children of the very nutrients they need for emotional stability.’

Pronunciation

whole food

/ˈhōl fo͞od//ˈhoʊl fud/