Asparagus

Asparagus: nutrition facts and health benefits

Asparagus is a plant consisting of an underground stem, the claw. It produces buds, which are called turions. They stretch underground in search of light. On the end of the bud, turions change color...
Pepper

Pepper: nutrition facts and health benefits

Pepper is a fruit used as a vegetable derived from the plant with the same name. This annual plant belongs to the Chili family, and grows only in temperate climates. This is a sweet...
chinese cabbage

Chinese cabbage: nutrition facts and health benefits

The Chinese cabbage, cousins of our European cabbages, are in the process of conquering Western restaurants thanks to their crunch, their delicate flavour, both raw and cooked, and their ease of cultivation. The Chinese cabbage...
Parsnip

Parsnip: nutrition facts and health benefits

Parsnip is a herbaceous plant which has a very fleshy root resembling of the one of the carrot. From the time it was white, these two vegetables were much confused. It was once cultivated...
Calabash

Calabash: nutrition facts and health benefits

The calabash is a cosmopolitan plant whose traces are found in Thailand, as well as in Mexico and Papua. This annual vine of the family of Cucurbitaceae produces edible calabashes, and upon drying for...
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...
Salsify

Salsify: nutrition facts and health benefits

The salsify, as it is known with its black skin, is actually a scorzonera, a perennial plant whose root resembles the salsify on the taste plane, the skin of the latter being of ivory...
Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi: nutrition facts and health benefits

A vegetable with the bulbous shape of the brassica family, the turnip cabbage is better known in Europe than in North America. With a sweet flavor, it is eaten raw or cooked. It has...
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...
Shallot

Shallot: nutrition facts and health benefits

The shallot is a plant belonging to the same family as garlic and onion. The term refers to both the plant and the bulb it produces, used as a condiment and as a vegetable....

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