Who travels in this compartment? Skipped food ingredients.
 
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Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
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Bogdan Doleżych   

Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, Bankowa 9, 40-007 Katowice, Polska
 
Ann. Acad. Med. Siles. 2014;68
 
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Plants, including cereals, vegetables, fruits and medicinal plants are conglomerates co-created with microorganisms (phytosphere) and micro and mezofauna, but standard food description does not reflect mentioned complexity. Obligatory passengers influence plant life, co-deciding on growing, resistance to stress, pests etc. Endobionts together with invertebrates living inside and on the surface of plants become a part of the food product. Routine vegetable and fruit rinsing remove nothing from inside, more, leaving a lot of invertebrates on their surface. Eating, we assimilate the whole conglomerate of organisms. We are obligatory bacterio and fungivorus. Additionally, we consume invertebrates. Vitarians eat them raw, while vegans this way, however only in micro scale, consume animal-origin food.
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