Listed alphabetically, the names of some vegetables include asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, dill, eggplant, fennel, garlic, horseradish, ice plant, jojoba, kale, leek, mustard, naranjillo, okra, peas, radish, spinach, turnip, upland cress, watercress and yam. There are no common vegetables that start with the letters Q, V, X and Z in the English language.Continue Reading
Vegetable is a term used to refer to plants or part of plants that are edible that can either be eaten cooked or raw as in salad recipes. The non-biological criteria of what should be considered as vegetables, however, is largely dependent on culinary and cultural tradition. For example, potatoes are categorized by some cultures along with cereals such as oats or rice, while others consider potatoes as vegetables.
Considered by many as healthy food, vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Vegetables used for culinary purposes may consist of flower buds, stems, leaves, leaf sheaths, stem shoots, rhizomes, tubers, buds, roots, tubers, whole-plant sprouts and bulbs.
Some vegetables are actually fruits in a botanical sense, but are still considered vegetables because of their use. These fruits include tomatoes, zucchinis, pumpkins, squash, eggplants, cucumbers, chayote, okra, breadfruit, avocadoes and pods. Seeds such as corn, snow peas and green beans are also considered as vegetables.
Below are more examples of vegetables listed alphabetically.
Nonstarchy vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, cabbage and peppers. Other vegetables include spinach and cucumber. Starchy vegetables include carrots, potatoes, peas, corn and squash. An easy way to remember this is that nonstarchy vegetables are typically stalks, leaves and flowering portions of the plant, whereas starchy vegetables are typically roots, bulbs and kernels.Full Answer >
Cruciferous vegetables are those vegetables in the cabbage family including broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and bok choy. Cruciferous vegetables contain fiber and important phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals.Full Answer >
Fruits and vegetables such as apples, peaches and pears, as well as broccoli, cabbage and onions, can cause gas and bloating. Most foods that contain carbohydrates can cause gas.Full Answer >
There are several types of vegetables that help with burning belly fat, most specifically green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli. These types of vegetables have a significant amount of fiber to increase fat loss, and add only minimal calories.Full Answer >