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Table 4 Number and type of vegetable samples under analysis

From: Assessment of the microbiological quality of fresh produce on sale in Sicily, Italy: preliminary results

Vegetable* No. of samples No. of UV samples No. of MPV samples
Leaf vegetables 58 28 30
Bulb vegetables 3 3 /
Root vegetables 13 7 6
Fruit vegetables 37 33 4
Flower vegetables 4 4 /
Stem vegetables 7 7 /
Seed vegetables 3 3 /
Total 125 85 40
  1. *Leaf vegetables (lettuce, chicory, spinach), bulb vegetables (garlic), root vegetables (carrot), fruit vegetables (aubergine, tomato, marrow, pumpkin), flower vegetables (cauliflower), stem vegetables (fennel, celery), seed vegetables (sesame).