Vegetables can be eaten either raw or cooked and play an important role in human nutrition, being mostly low in fat and carbohydrates, but high in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Many nutritionists encourage people to consume plenty of fruit and vegetables, five or more portions a day often being recommended.
This is list of vegetables you need to know.
- Mushroom – one of several kinds of fungus with stems and round tops, some of which can be eaten
- Broccoli – a green vegetable that has short branch-like stems
- Cucumber – a long thin round vegetable with a dark green skin and a light green inside, usually eaten raw
- Carrot – long pointed orange vegetable that grows under the ground
- Tomato – a round soft red fruit eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable
- Potato – a round white vegetable with a brown, red, or pale yellow skin, that grows under the ground
- Radish – a small vegetable whose red or white root is eaten raw and has a strong spicy taste
- Turnip – a large round pale yellow vegetable that grows under the ground, or the plant that produces it
- Eggplant – a large vegetable with smooth purple skin
- Spinach – a vegetable with large dark green leaves
- Pea – a round green seed that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable, or the plant on which these seeds grow
- Cabbage – large round vegetable with thick green or purple leaves
- Pumpkin – very large orange fruit that grows on the ground, or the inside of this fruit
- Lettuce – a round vegetable with thin green leaves eaten raw in salads