Beet

Beet: nutrition facts and health benefits

Beta vulgaris, is the scientific name of garden beet. Other types exist, fodder beet and sugar beet, which are inedible. Different varieties of garden beet are cultivated. All have a root very fleshy, round,...
Edamame

Edamame: nutrition facts and health benefits

If it lends itself to all the transformations (milk, flour, tofu ...), soy also exists in the form of green beans, crunches, sips of quality protein. Known as edamame, it began to popularize in...
Pea

Pea: nutrition facts and health benefits

Pea is a climbing plant classified in the family of legumes whose fruits, edible green pods, contain small green seeds: peas. History of pea It may be the home of the genus Pisum but it wasn't...
Turnip

Turnip: nutrition facts and health benefits

The turnip is a vegetable plant, belonging to the same family as the rutabaga and cabbage. It is grown for its root, which is consumed as a vegetable. According to the varieties, it offers...
Eggplant

Eggplant: nutrition facts and health benefits

Icon of the Mediterranean cuisine, the eggplant is part of these chameleon foods which can be cooked in a thousand ways. The eggplant is a fruit eaten as a vegetable and has many varieties...
Leek

Leek: nutrition facts and health benefits

Leek is a vegetable plant of the family alliums (or Lily), the same as that of garlic, onion etc. Formed of leaves wrapped close to each other, its subterranean part, called white leek, is...
Cucumber

Cucumber: nutrition facts and health benefits

Cucumber, like the pickle, comes from a creeping vegetable plant belonging to the very large family of cucurbits, which include squash. In the old days, cucumber was picked up at maturity, while the pickle,...
Spinach

Spinach: nutrition facts and health benefits

Spinach is a fast growing vegetable plant whose leaves are consumed, always dark green and smooth or blistered. Depending on the variety, it’s annual or biennial. Spinach is grown in all temperate regions. In Asia,...
Carrot

Carrot: nutrition facts and health benefits

The term "carrot" includes both the plant garden as the tuber, more or less elongated, it is consumed as a vegetable. The carrot is grown in all temperate areas of the world. History of the...
Chicory

Chicory: nutrition facts and health benefits

The chicory is a plant in the chicory family. It has the same name in English and Japanese, but is called "chic" in Belgium and northern France, and witloof in Flemish. The history of chicory The...

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