On Ranker.com, as of July 2015, the following vegetables were voted as the top ten items. In alphabetical order, they are: broccoli, carrot, corn, cucumber, garlic, green bean, onion, pea, potato, and tomato.
The 50 most popular vegetables, also as voted by users on Ranker.com as of July 2015, in alphabetical order are: artichoke, asparagus, avocado, beet, bell pepper, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chard, collard greens, corn, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, garlic, ginger, green bean, iceberg lettuce, jalapeño, jicama, kale, leek, Lima bean, mushroom, mustard greens, olive, onion, parsnip, pea, potato, pumpkin, radicchio, radish, red cabbage, Romaine lettuce, rutabaga, salad rocket, snap pea, spinach, squash, sweet potato, tomato, turnip, watercress, yam, and zucchini.
Some items listed are not technically considered to be vegetables. Tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers and squash are all fruits. In botany, a fruit is derived from the ovary of a flowering plant, while vegetables are parts of plants, including stems, roots, seeds and leaves. The definition of a vegetable that is used for this list is taken in the culinary sense, which is broader and simply defined as any plant or part of a plant that is eaten. Merriam-Webster shares the culinary definition, and defines a vegetable as anything "made from obtained from, or containing plants or plant products."