Thursday, October 30, 2014

What Are Vegetables?

Vegetables are categorized in several different groups, here a list of the common ones:



    Dark Green Vegetables
        bok choy
        broccoli
        collard greens
        dark green leafy lettuce
        kale
        mesclun
        mustard greens
        romaine lettuce
        spinach
        turnip greens
        watercress
 

    Starchy vegetables
        cassava
        corn
        fresh cowpeas, field peas, or black-eyed peas (not dry)
        green bananas
        green peas
        green lima beans
        plantains
        potatoes
        taro
        water chestnuts


    Red & orange vegetables
        acorn squash
        butternut squash
        carrots
        hubbard squash
        pumpkin
        red peppers
        sweet potatoes
        tomatoes
        tomato juice

    Beans and peas
        black beans
        black-eyed peas (mature, dry)
        garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
        kidney beans
        lentils
        navy beans
        pinto beans
        soy beans
        split peas
        white beans


    Other vegetables
        artichokes
        asparagus
        avocado
        bean sprouts
        beets
        Brussels sprouts
        cabbage
        cauliflower
        celery
        cucumbers
        eggplant
        green beans
        green peppers
        iceberg (head) lettuce
        mushrooms
        okra
        onions
        turnips
        wax beans
        zucchini


What Are Vegetables? - Food Groups - ChooseMyPlate.gov - USDA

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