Okra

Okra: nutrition facts and health benefits

Okra is a plant of the mallow family. This plant is well known for its green seed pods which are edible. Okra grows in tropical and subtropical regions. Okra history The origin of the species Abelmoschus...
Onion

Onion: nutrition facts and health benefits

The onion is a bulbous vegetable plant which can be fresh (new onion) or dry (coated with a thin skin). It consists of white or pink leaves, fleshy and juicy, superimposed on each other....
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...
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...
Radish

Radish: nutrition facts and health benefits

The pink radish is a white-fleshed root vegetable whose skin color and shape can change. Some varieties have a round root, others an elongated root with colors ranging from pinkish white to scarlet red....
Sweet potato

Sweet potato: nutrition facts and health benefits

If the sweet potato is not very present in Western cuisines, it has always been in those of all tropical countries. Native to Central America (where it is called "Camoe"), sweet potato, despite its...
Cabbage

Cabbage: nutrition facts and health benefits

The cabbage, a winter vegetable belonging to the family of the Brassica oleracea, is one of the oldest vegetables in Europe that grows in the wild and for thousands of years on the shores...
Garden cress

Garden cress: nutrition facts and health benefits

Garden cress is an herbaceous plant, of the same family as cabbages, turnips, mustard and arugula: that of the crucifers, hence the spice found in these products. Garden cress has fleshy stems and dark...
Artichoke

Artichoke: nutrition facts and health benefits

The word artichoke refers to the plant which derives from the native Thistle of Mediterranean plant and its edible part the base or bottom of the flower of the plant. It consists of a...
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...

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