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Crudités are traditional French appetizers consisting of sliced or whole raw vegetables[1] which are typically dipped in a vinaigrette or other dipping sauce. Examples of crudités include celery sticks, carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, bell pepper strips, broccoli, cauliflower, fennel, and asparagus spears.

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A celery and carrot crudité platter
Course Hors d'oeuvre
Place of origin France
Main ingredients Raw vegetables, vinaigrette or dipping sauce
Cookbook: Crudités  Media: Crudités


Crudités is a French term which according to Merriam-Webster appears to have been first used in 1960[2], from the plural of crudité or "rawness", itself deriving from the Latin cruditas for "indigestion" or "undigested food", coming in turn from crudus for "raw".

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  1. ^ Jessica (2012-12-05). "What Are The Crudités?". Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  2. ^ Entry for Crudités in Merriam-Webster online dictionary