AArtichoke - Flowery part of a plant. Used in Europe.Asparagus - flowering plant species . Only the young shoots of asparagus are eaten. It has medicinal properties that help in cleansing and healing.Aubergine - Also called eggplant in America and brinjal in india. It is a fruit of a tree.
BBeans - legume plants. A variety of beans are available in different sizes, shapes and colors. French beans, runner beans.Beet / beetroot - Tubers.Bell pepper - see Capsicum.Bitter Gourd -Broccoli -Brussels sprouts -Butternut Squash has recently grown in popularity in the United Kingdom.
CCabbage - available in green and purple varities.Capsicum - Available in red green and yellow varieties. Called Pepper in America. In India green capsicum is commonly available.Carrot - Root vegetable. orange, red, yellowish.Cauliflower - Cabbage family vegetable. Mostly the white head is eaten raw or cooked. The leaves and the stem also can be eaten.Celeriac - also known as Celery root. Can be eaten raw or cooked. It stores less starch compared to other root vegetables.Celery - Leaves, seeds, stalks are used in cooking. Negative calory food.Chard - Similar to beets. With green leaves and red stems. Used in salads.Collards - This leafy green vegetable is also known as tree-cabbage and is rich in vitamins and minerals.Corn - Maize. North American native vegetable.Cress - small peppery sproutsCucumbers - Traditionally used raw in salads. The cucumber grows quickly and holds lots of water.
DDrumstick - Morianga. Leaves and pods are used in cooking. Very nutritious and has medicinal properties too.
GGourds - Fruit vegetable. Bitter gourd, white gourd, snake gourd, cucumbers, squashes, and melons.
KKales - variety of cabbage but the leaves do not form a head. Grows in cool climate.Kohlrabi - Kohlrabi - knolkol is a member of the turnip family and can be either purple or white.
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Leek - The national vegetable of Wales.Lettuce - lots of green leaves used as a mainstay of salads.MMelons - high water content. Good for hot summers.Mushrooms - not technically a vegetable, but a far older member of the plant kingdom. Mushrooms do not use sunlight to produce energy, hence they have a completely different range of tastes than any other vegetable.OOkra - also called 'ladies fingers' or gumbo. Ethiopia and is a North African staple, is popular in Europe, Asia and America.Onions - Parsnips The sweet, starchy parsnip is a root vegetable.PPeas -Peppers - These are the fruit of the Capsicum family of plants. The hotter tasting ones are usually referred to as chilies. See bell pepper.Potatoes - Everyone loves potatoes, a root vegetable.Pumpkins - A popular gourd vegetable used in cooking .RRadish - rich in ascorbic acid (vitamin C), folic acid (foliate), and Potassium, the radish is a peppery vegetable popular in western and Asian cookery. The leaves can also be eaten in salads.Rhubarb - A plant with large leaves. Rhubarb was originally native to China but has been popular in Europe since Roman times.Rutabaga - Alternative name for SwedeS
Shallots - Small onions often with a more fiery bite.Spinach - large green leaves wilt easily in a pan, Spinach contains lots of healthy trace minerals including ironSnake gourd -Squash - another generic name for fruits Butternut Squash has recently grown in popularity in the United Kingdom.Swede - Apparently a cross between cabbages and turnips Swedes are a low calorie root vegetableSweet corn - a north American native plant loved throughout the world.Sweet potato - a starchy tuber. Sweet potato is often called a yam, although yams are a separate vegetable.TTomatoes - not a vegetable, but a fruit. Tomatoes are best grown yourself .Turnips - Root vegetable. grows in cold climates.WWatercress - very peppery small salad like leavesWatermelon - Sweet tasting gourd reaches enormous size and definitely the most refreshing fruit there is. white gourd -YYams - Sweet starchy tuber that are popular in African, Caribbean and American cookery