Vegetables are very healthy and you should consume some vegetables everyday. There are lots of vitamins and nutrients in vegetables and many different kinds of vegetables. Some vegetables are leafy and green and some are colorful. Some vegetables can be consumed raw, some may be eaten cooked, and some must be cooked in order to be edible. Vegetables are most often cooked in savory or salty dishes. However, a few vegetables are often used in desserts and other sweet dishes, such as rhubarb pie and carrot cake.

Vegetables are eaten in a variety of ways, as part of main meals and as snacks. The nutritional content of vegetables varies considerably, though generally they contain little protein or fat, and varying proportions of vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6, provitamins, dietary minerals and carbohydrates.
Ash gourd
Ash gourd also known as winter melon, white gourd or fuzzy melon is a annual vine grown and eaten as a vegetable. There are a variety of gourds where ash gourd is one variety which is almost round or oval in shape. The immature melon has thick white flesh that is sweet when eaten. Ash gourd is actually a fruit but is referred to as a vegetable because it is cooked and eaten as a vegetable. Ash-gourd is now found around the world. In the US, ash-gourd is available pretty much year-round in Indian and Asian grocery stores. more..
Asparagus is an attractive elegant-looking vegetable with a wonderfully subtle flavour. Choose firm, fresh-looking stalks. Asparagus botanically known as Asparagus officinalis is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus. It is classified into the lily family like its cousins, onions and garlic. Asparagus is native to most of Europe, northern Africa and Western Asia and widely cultivated as a vegetable crop. more..
Green beans, also known as French beans (British English), string beans in the northeastern and western United States. Green bean varieties have been bred especially for the fleshiness, flavor, or sweetness of their pods. They are marketed canned, frozen, and fresh. Green beans are often steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or baked in casseroles. A dish with green beans popular throughout the United States, particularly at Thanksgiving, is green bean casserole, which consists of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and French fried onions. more..
With its beautifully vivid dark reddish-purple colour, beetroot has to be one of the most distinctive looking vegetables. Related to the sugar beet and also known simply as beet, it is naturally high in sugar and has an earthy, sweet flavour with a hint of smokiness and a velvety smooth texture when cooked. The usually deep red roots of beetroot are eaten either grilled, boiled or roasted as a cooked vegetable, or cold as a salad after cooking and adding oil and vinegar, or raw and shredded more..
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