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Vegetables play a crucial role in the diet of human beings. They are widely recommended by nutritionists and health practitioners. Some vegetables even have antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal properties, and can help in treating allergies and ulcers. They also increase the detoxification of carcinogens and other toxins from our bodies.

Eating vegetables is a healthy way to remain active and maintain high energy levels. When a person is free from the risk of being affected by diseases, he/she is more likely to lead a long and healthy life.

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List of Vegetables in Alphabetical Order

A
• Aburana
• Acorn squash/Pepper squash
• Ahipa
• Alfalfa sprouts
• Amaranth
• American groundnuts
• Anise
• Aonori
• Arame
• Arracacha
• Arrowhead
• Arrowroot
• Artichoke/Globe artichoke
• Arugula/Salad rocket
• Asparagus
• Azuki beans
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B
• Bamboo shoots/Bamboo sprouts
• Banana squash
• Basil/Sweet basil
• Beans
• Bean sprouts
• Beet
• Belgian endive
• Bell pepper/Sweet pepper
• Bitter leaf
• Bitter melon/Bitter gourd/Bitter squash
• Black beans
• Black cumin
• Black-eyed peas
• Bok choy/Chinese cabbage
• Borage
• Borlotti beans
• Bottle gourd/Calabash
• Breadfruit
• Broadleaf arrowhead
• Broccoli
• Broccolini/Baby broccoli
• Brussels sprout
• Bull's blood
• Burdock
• Butter beans/Lima beans
• Buttercup squash
• Butterhead lettuce
• Butternut pumpkin/Butternut squash
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C
• Cabbage
• Cabbage sprouts
• Cactus leaves
• Caigua
• Camas
• Cape gooseberry
• Caraway
• Cardoon/Artichoke thistle
• Carola
• Carrot
• Cassava/Yuca
• Catsear
• Cauliflower
• Cayenne pepper
• Celeriac
• Celery
• Celtuce
• Ceylon spinach
• Chaya/Tree spinach
• Chayote/Christophene
• Cherry tomatoes
• Cucumber
• Chickweed
• Chicory
• Chile peppers
• Chinese chives/Garlic chives
• Chinese mallow
• Chinese snow peas
• Chives
• Choy sum
• Chrysanthemum leaves
• Cilantro/Coriander
• Collard greens
• Coral lettuce
• Corn
• Corn salad/Lamb's lettuce
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D
• Dabberlocks/badderlocks
• Dandelion
• Delicata squash
• Dill/Lao coriander
• Dinosaur kale/Lacinato kale
• Dolichos beans
• Drumsticks
• Dulse
• Daikon
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E
• Earthnut pea
• Edamame
• Eggplant/Aubergine
• Elephant foot yam
• Elephant garlic
• Endive
• English peas/Peas
• Ensete
• Epazote
• Escarole
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F
• Fat hen
• Fava beans/Broad beans
• Fennel/Finocchio
• Fiddlehead fern
• Florence fennel
• Flowering cabbage
• Fluted pumpkin
• French beans/Green beans
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G
• Garbanzo beans/Chickpeas
• Garden cress/Cress
• Garden rocket
• Garlic
• Gem squash
• Gherkin
• Ginger
• Globe eggplant
• Gobo
• Golden nugget squash
• Guar
• Golden Samphire
• Good King Henry
• Gourd
• Grape tomato
• Greater plantain
• Green cabbage
• Green cauliflower
• Green onion
• Green pepper
• Groundnuts
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H
• Habanero chili
• Hakurei turnip
• Hamburg rooted parsley
• Haricot beans
• Hijiki
• Horse gram
• Horseradish
• Hothouse cucumber
• Hubbard squash
• Hyacinth beans
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I
• Ice plant
• Indian peas
• Irish moss
• Italian sweet pepper
• Italian red onion
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J
• Jalapeño
• Japanese bunching onion
• Japanese eggplant
• Japanese pumpkin/Kabocha squash
• Japanese turnips
• Jerusalem artichoke/Sunchoke
• Jícama
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K
• Kabu
• Kai-lan/Chinese broccoli
• Kale
• Kelps
• Kidney beans
• Kohlrabi/German turnip
• Komatsuna
• Kombu
• Kuka
• Kurrat
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L
• Lagos bologi
• Land cress
• Laver
• Leafy greens
• Lebanese cucumber
• Leeks
• Lemon
• Lentils
• Lemon grass
• Lettuce
• Lima beans
• Lime
• Lizard's tail
• Lotus root
• Luffa
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M
• Mache
• Malabar gourd
• Mange tout
• Marjoram
• Marrow
• Melons
• Miner's lettuce
• Minikin
• Mitsuba
• Myoga
• Mizuna
• Morel/Morchella
• Moth beans
• Mountain pepper
• Mozuku
• Mung beans
• Mulukhiyah
• Mushroom
• Mustard plant
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N
• Napa cabbage
• Nasturtium
• Nasu
• Navy beans
• Negi
• Nettles
• New Zealand spinach
• Nopales
• Nori
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O
• Oakleaf lettuce
• Ogonori
• Okra
• Onions
• Olives
• Orache
• Ostrich fern
• Oyster plant
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P
• Pak choi/Chinese cabbage
• Palm heart
• Paracress
• Parsley
• Parsnips
• Pattypan squash
• Peanut
• Pea sprouts/leaves
• Pigeon pea
• Pignut
• Pinto beans
• Plectranthus
• Poblano
• Pohole
• Pointed gourd
• Poke
• Pokeweed
• Potatoes
• Prairie turnip
• Prussian asparagus
• Pumpkins
• Purslane
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Q
• Quince
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R
• Radicchio
• Radish
• Rainbow chard
• Rapeseed
• Rapini/Broccoli rabé
• Red bell peppers
• Red cabbage
• Red kidney beans
• Renkon
• Rhubarb
• Ridge cucumber
• Ridge gourd
• Rocket
• Rockmelon
• Romaine lettuce/Cos lettuce
• Romanesco broccoli
• Romano beans
• Rosemary
• Runner beans
• Rutabaga/Swedish turnips
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S
• Salad turnip
• Salsify
• Samphire
• Savoy cabbage
• Satoimo
• Satsumaimo/Sweet potato
• Scallions/Spring onions
• Scorzonera
• Sculpit/Stridolo
• Sea beet
• Sea grape
• Sea kale
• Sea lettuce
• Shallots
• Shiso/Ohba
• Sierra leone bologi
• Silverbeet/Chard
• Skirret
• Sloke
• Snake beans
• Snake gourd
• Snake squash
• Snow peas
• Soko/Lagos spinach
• Sorrel
• Soybeans
• Spaghetti squash
• Spinach
• Spring greens
• Squash
• Squash blossoms
• Striped marrow
• Sugar snap peas
• Sweet corn
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T
• Tabasco pepper
• Taro
• Tarwi
• Tatsoi/Spinach mustard
• Tepary beans
• Thyme
• Tigernut
• Tinda
• Tomatillo
• Tomato
• T-plant
• Turnips
• Tuscan kale
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U
• Ulluco
• Urad bean
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V
• Velvet bean
• Vidalia onion
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W
• Wakame
• Wasabi
• Water chestnut
• Watercress
• Water spinach
• Welsh onion
• West Indian gherkin
• West Indian pumpkin
• White eggplant
• White salad onion
• Wild leek
• Winged beans
• Winter melon
• Winter purslane
• Winter squash
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X
• Xemenia
• Xigua
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Y
• Yacón
• Yam
• Yamaimo
• Yardlong beans
• Yarrow
• Yau chow
• Yellow squash
• Yow choy
• Yu choy sum
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Z
• Zucchini/Courgette


Nutritional Benefits of Vegetables

Vegetables are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, and K required for growth of cells in the body. They also are a rich source of phytonutrients, amino acids, dietary fibers, minerals, potassium, etc.

Most vegetables have less calories. In today's times when obesity has become a serious problem due to our sedentary lifestyles, eating vegetables (except a few like peas and sweet potato) is an easy way to keep a check on your calorie consumption.

As they have many vital nutrients, vegetables are highly recommended in the diet of pregnant women and patients who are suffering from chronic aliments. Also, they should be included in the dietary supplements of children for the proper development of body and brain, and to maintain a healthy nervous system.

Consumption of vegetables can help to protect against ailments like cancer, cardiovascular disease, Type -2 diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney stones, bone loss, etc. Eating vegetables regularly also makes a person's immune system stronger, thus preventing fever, common cold, and infections.

Vegetables also help in keeping eyes, skin, nails, and hair healthy. They also help in maintaining the health of teeth and gums.

One must realize that it is extremely important to include at least one cup of fresh vegetables in your diet as they give essential nutrition and are crucial to keep us fit and healthy. Also, as compared to non-vegetarian food, vegetables have less amount of fat. You may cook the vegetables by different methods like baking, roasting, steaming, frying, etc. to add variety to the taste. You can also include a variety of colorful vegetables in your food to make the dish look attractive. Also, eat various seasonal vegetables to try out different tastes. Now that you know about different types of vegetables, include them in your daily diet to lead a healthy life.