Definition of wholefood in English:

wholefood

noun

mass nounalso wholefoods
British
  • Food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.

    as modifier ‘a wholefood diet’
    ‘a wholefood restaurant’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Start any green tea hunt in your local wholefood shop or at Whittard of Chelsea (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth) who do a decent basic sencha.’
    • ‘They can be found in health and wholefood shops, and some delicatessens and supermarkets.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cross-country skiing burns an enormous amount of calories, but I do eat a lot of fresh fruit and wholefoods.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He got some relief from a homoeopathic remedy he picked up at Tullivers herbs and wholefood shop in Colliergate, York.’
    • ‘This wholefoods, high-fiber diet kept them remarkably free of chronic disease.’
    • ‘Vanessa returned with a tray bearing two mugs of coffee, plates with slices of Mikki's healthy, wholefood cake and two forks.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, refusal to try a wide range of fresh and wholefoods deprives children of the very nutrients they need for emotional stability.’
    • ‘He gave me acupuncture and put me on a wholefood diet.’
    • ‘The course focuses on a wholefood diet as the basis of sound nutrition.’
    • ‘She sees a need to return to a simpler wholefood diet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some wholefood shops sell organic capers bottled in olive oil if you find the standard ones too salty.’
    • ‘‘We rely on supplement sales to sell the range of wholefoods we offer,’ she explained.’
    • ‘A few doors across, in the wholefood cafe, a father and his young son were about to tuck into their tofu burgers.’
    • ‘Both are available in Middle Eastern stores, wholefood shops and some supermarkets.’

Pronunciation

wholefood

/ˈhəʊlfuːd/