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Vegetables

Vegetables

Get to Know Plants

Amaranth (Amarantus L.)

Amaranth is one of the most wonderful genera of plants that has been undeservedly forgotten. In Greek, amaranthos is a flower that does not...

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.)

Origin  The medicinal asparagus is thought to have originated from the Mediterranean coast. It was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians and Romans. Later, it was...

Beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.)

Origin The red beetroot is descended from the wild beetroot. Cultivated beetroot originated in Asia around 3000 years ago. Originally the leaves and petioles were...

Broad Bean (Vicia Faba L.)

Origin  The borad bean originated in Western Asia, believed to be around 6000 years BC. Later it spread to Europe, Africa and Central Asia.  Consumption  It is...

Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea L.)

Origin Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea) are thought to have originated in ancient Rome, although their exact origins are unknown. The first recorded mention of Brussels sprouts...

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea L.)

Origin Cabbage (family Brassica oleracea) is a leafy green or white vegetable, grown as an annual plant. Cabbage is descended from a wild cabbage, which was...

Cabbage Vegetables

Brassicas or Cruciferous are very widely cultivated. They are suitable for year-round consumption. The root system of brassicas, especially tuberous, leafy and Brussels sprouts....

Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus L.)

Origin The carrot is derived from the wild carrot, which grows naturally. It has been cultivated for more than 4000 years. It came to Europe...

Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L.)

Origin  The cauliflower originates from the Mediterranean coast of the island of Cyprus. In central Europe, the vegetable was introduced at the end of the...

Celeriac (Rapaceum L.)

Origin Celeriac is thought to be a cross between celery and wild parsnip. It is native to the Mediterranean region, where it has been cultivated...

Celery (Apium graveolens L.)

Origin  Celery originated in the Mediterranean region. It was cultivated as a medicinal and ornamental plant in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. In Europe, it...

Chinese Bean (Vigna radiata L.)

Chinese bean (also known as edamame) is a small legume pod that has been widely grown in Asia for over 1,000 years. It can...

Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L.)

Origin The first use of the term “Chinese cabbage” appears to have been in the 18th century. It is unclear how this cabbage was introduced...

Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Origin Common beans are one of the most widely consumed foods in the world, with approximately 1 billion tons produced every year. However, few people...

Corn (Maize L.)

Origin Origin of corn is unknown but it is thought to have originated in Central America. Corn was first domesticated by Native Americans over 10,000...

Courgette (Cucurbita pepo L.)

Origin  Courgette are a variety of aubergine originating in Northern Italy. It was first described in Milan in 1901. It is believed to have been...