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Vegetables – A to Z

asparagus

Asparagus

Asparagus is loved for its versatility, unique flavour, distinctive shape and health giving properties. Asparagus is surprisingly quick and easy to prepare and makes everyday…

Cut and Whole Avocado

Avocado

The fruit is not sweet, but rich, and distinctly yet subtly flavoured, and of smooth, almost creamy texture. It is used in both savoury and…

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli is a plant in the cabbage family, whose large flower head is used as a vegetable. The word broccoli, from the Italian plural of…

Rapini

Broccoli Rabe (Rapini)

Broccoli Rabe or Rapini, is a green cruciferous vegetable. The edible parts are the leaves, buds, and stems. The buds somewhat resemble broccoli, but do…

Broccolini

Broccolini

Broccolini is a cross between broccoli and gai lan or Chinese broccoli. It is sweeter than broccoli and the delicate stalks do not need to…

A Variety of Coloured Capsicums

Capsicum (Bell Pepper)

Here you will find information on the vegetable or herb Capsicum, also referred to as a bell pepper. Read also the health benefits and more.

A cross section of cassava

Cassava

Cassava, also called yuca, mogo, manioc, mandioca, tapioca and kamoting kahoy, a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge family) native to South America, is extensively…

Cavolo Nero

Cavolo Nero

A loose-leafed cabbage from Tuscany, Italy. The leaves are a very dark green, almost black, hence its name, which translates as black cabbage. It has…

Chile de árbol

The Chile de árbol (Spanish for tree chilli) is a small and potent Mexican chilli pepper also known as bird’s beak chilli and rat’s tail…

Chinese Broccoli

Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan)

Chinese broccoli is also known as gai lan. It has thin, pale-green coloured stems, with crisp dark blue-green leaves and small white flowers. Both the…

Bok Choy

Chinese Cabbage

Chinese cabbage can refer to two groups of Chinese leaf vegetables often used in Chinese cuisine: the Pekinensis Group (napa cabbage) and the Chinensis Group…

Chipilín, or Chepil, is a legume native to Southern Mexico and Central America.

Chipilín

Crotalaria longirostrata, the chipilín, is a perennial legume that is native to Mexico and Central America. Other common names include chepil, chepilin, and longbeak rattlebox.…

Choko

Choko – Chayote

In the most common variety, the fruit is roughly pear-shaped, somewhat flattened and with coarse wrinkles, ranging from 10 to 20 cm in length. It…

White Radish

Daikon

Daikon (from Japanese 大根, literally “large root”), also called White Radish, Japanese radish, Oriental radish, Chinese radish, lo bok and Mooli (from Hindi/Urdu Muulii), is…