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Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed.

Based on their nutrient content, vegetables are organized into 5 subgroups: dark-green vegetables, starchy vegetables, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas, and other vegetables.

Hindi Name: Adrak

Ginger is the root of a Southeast Asian plant, known its pungent flavor and spicy aroma. Ginger plant also produces yellow flowers that have great aesthetic value. As an ingredient, it is pungent in flav... Read more

Hindi Name: Aloo

Potato, a starchy crop, is considered as the world’s favorite root crop. It is the swollen portion of the underground stem. It is a versatile vegetable all over the world and has around 5000 varieties. ... Read more

Hindi Name: Arbi

Arbi or Taro, is thought to be the oldest cultivated plant in the world, being cultivated in Asia for more than ten thousand years. They are herbaceous perennial plants. They have a close resemblance to p... Read more

Artichoke is actually a flower of a plant called Cynara and is mostly consumed in the winter. It is not produced in India but is very common in European countries. The edible portions consist primarily of the fleshy lower portions and the base, know... Read more

It is a young shoot of a plant that is green and white in color, commonly used in European cooking. It is a spring vegetable. Only the young asparagus shoots are edible. It is very low in calories and sodium content. The shoot is prepared in a numbe... Read more

Hindi Name: Baingan

Also known as Brinjal or Aubergine. Botanically it is a fruit which is widely used in Indian cuisine. Infact it is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is purple colored with a whitish, hard flesh. It... Read more

Avocado is a large berry which contains only one seed. The avocado tree is native to Central Mexico. It is a pear shaped fruit which is about 7 cm wide and 20 cm long. It is commonly used in Mexican cuisine. A Mexican dip called guacamole is made us... Read more

Baby Corn
A miniature version of the corn plant, it"s very popular in Thai and Chinese cooking. Baby corn is taken from corn when its very small and immature. It is actually a grain from corn which is harvested early before it matures. It is eaten both raw an... Read more

Bamboo Shoot
Hindi Name: Bans

Bamboo is an evergreen plant. The edible inner part of the bamboo plant are called the bamboo shoots. The shoots are a conical structure, a yellow cream color that is very tender and faintly sweet. They m... Read more

Hindi Name: Patta Gobhi, Band Gobhi

A round, layered, leafy vegetable that is eaten raw or cooked. It is round in shape and has layers of superimposed leafs. It is related to crops such as broccoli, cauliflower and brusse... Read more


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