Snake gourd, a light green snake-like vegetable with a grey-white bloom on the skin. Snake gourd belongs to cucumber family and is native to India. Snake gourd is a climbing herb with tendrils divided into three parts. It has white cylindrical, slender, tapering fruits with a waxy surface. Its fruits are orange in color when ripe and pulpy red at maturity. more..
Calorie for calorie, leafy green vegetables like spinach with its delicate texture and jade green color provide more nutrients than any other food. Raw spinach has a mild, slightly sweet taste that can be refreshing in salads, while its flavor becomes more acidic and robust when it is cooked. It is especially popular in Italy where Florentine dishes have a high spinach content. It wilts quite quickly so when buying look for crisp, dark green leaves with firm, hard stalks. Avoid spinach that has yellow patches or looks limp. more..
spring onion
Spring Onions may bring a tear to your eye, and pungency to your breath, but they will most certainly bring delight to your taste buds. Despite its plain looks, has an intense flavor and is a beloved part of the cuisine of almost every region of the world. Also known as salad onions, green onions, and sometimes scallions, these mild-tasting onions are young plants, which if left in the ground, would develop into mature onions. more..
Brussels sprouts are members of the Brassica/ cruciferous vegetable family and therefore kin to broccoli, collard greens, kale and cabbage. With view to appearance, it resembles cabbage and actually looks like miniature heads of the same. They size around 1 inch in diameter, are typically green and sold separately or attached to stems. When cooked, they have a mild flavour, similar to cabbage. Brussels sprouts can be boiled, steamed and even roasted. Whatever method is used, ensure more..
Corn brightens a meal. It's one of the most loved of all vegetables. Most sweet corn varieties have white or yellow kernels. The typical sweet corn variety used to be yellow, but now bi-color, a combination of yellow and white kernels, is becoming popular. So is white sweet corn. Buy corn as fresh as possible. Don't buy corn that feels hot to the touch since such exposure to heat may cause deterioration. more..
sweet potato
Sweet potatoes can be found in your local markets year-round, however they are in season in November and December. The sweet potato has yellow or orange flesh, and its thin skin may either be white, yellow, orange, red or purple. Sometimes this root vegetable will be shaped like a potato, being short and blocky with rounded ends, while other times it will be longer with tapered ends. Sweet potatoes can be baked, boiled, fried, broiled, canned or frozen. A freshly baked or boiled more..
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