Crudités are traditional French appetizers consisting of sliced or whole raw vegetables 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.
|Place of origin||France|
|Main ingredients||Raw vegetables, vinaigrette or dipping sauce|
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Crudités is a French term which according to Merriam-Webster appears to have been first used in 1960, 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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