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...
Arugula

Arugula (rocket salad): nutrition facts and health benefits

The arugula or rocket salad is a plant that belongs to the family of the Cruciferae like turnips and radishes. Its leaves are narrow, serrated and of a fairly dark green. The arugula has...
Lettuce

Lettuce: nutrition facts and health benefits

The term lettuce does not designate a variety of salad. It’s the generic name of a series of vegetable plants with generally green leaves eaten raw in "salad" or cooked. A large number of...
Fennel

Fennel: nutrition facts and health benefits

Fennel is a perennial and Mediterranean aromatic plant. Its bulb is consumed as a vegetable; its branches are used as an aroma and its seeds as a condiment. Its aniseed flavor comes from a...
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,...
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...
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...
Cauliflower

Cauliflower: nutrition facts and health benefits

Cauliflower is, like its cousin broccoli, among the many descendants of the sea cabbage. This wild cabbage grows everywhere since a long time ago. Cauliflower is made up of inflorescences, florets (or flowers, or...
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...
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,...

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