Ocampa vegetables

Ocampa vegetables

T'Pol's salad, 2151

A selection of vegetables found in a salad

Bajoran vegetables

Bajoran vegetables on Jerrado

Neelix cooking

Neelix cooks some vegetables

A vegetable was a type of plant matter which was considered appropriate for use as food. Some non-plants, like mushrooms and other fungi were sometimes considered to be vegetable matter. The definition generally excluded nuts, grains, herbs, spices, and sweet fruits (although some fruits, like tomatoes, were called vegetables).

In 1930, James T. Kirk bought fellow time traveler Spock some assorted vegetables to eat, as well as some bologna for himself. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")

In April 2151, the transporter aboard Enterprise NX-01 had been cleared for bio-transport, which Malcolm Reed took as meaning fruits and vegetables, but Travis Mayweather informed him it was cleared for beaming Humans. (ENT: "Broken Bow")

Enterprise NX-01 also had a hydroponic greenhouse aboard to grow vegetables and fruits. (ENT: "Breaking the Ice")

In the 2250s, a menu of Earth foods in the mess hall aboard the USS Discovery listed several food items with vegatables which were available through the day:

  • 00:00 to 11:00 hours – A egg and cheese pack containing an egg omelet with synthetic vegetables.
  • 11:00 to 17:00 hours – A small lunch pack containing vegetables and spice with synthetic spice
  • 17:00 to 25:00 hours – A large dinner pack containing roasted vegetables and chicken. (DIS: "Despite Yourself")

The term "vegetable" could also apply to a person who had suffered brain damage. Kor threatened to turn James T. Kirk into a vegetable when the Klingon Empire and the United Federation of Planets were engaged in a brief war in 2267. (TOS: "Errand of Mercy")

In the episode, Kor pronounces the word "vegetable" as "veggie-table".

Spock instructed Hikaru Sulu to think of eating a raw vegetable in order to guard his thoughts from the Kzinti Telepath in 2269. (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")

The Bajoran farmer Mullibok cultivated several sorts of vegetables and roots on his farm on the Bajoran moon Jerrado. He started to prepare them when he invited Kira Nerys for supper in 2369. (DS9: "Progress")

On Rom's Naming Day, Quark substituted the presents for old vegetables. (DS9: "Rivals")

Joseph Sisko grew his own vegetables for use in his restaurant. Benjamin Sisko and his brothers cultivated them every day. (DS9: "Paradise", "Homefront")

Benjamin later grew his own vegetables in one of Deep Space 9's hydroponic gardens. He used some of those vegetables in a Thanksgiving dinner he cooked for the senior staff in 2372. (DS9: "Blaze of Glory")

Feragoit goulash, a food prepared by Neelix, was made out of vegetables. (VOY: "Parallax")

In 2375, the USS Voyager crew used cargo containers filled with vegetables to fool the Devore into believing that the Brenari refugees they rescued earlier were still hidden aboard in transporter suspension. (VOY: "Counterpoint")

Types of vegetablesEdit

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