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Vegetables Category



Vegetables is a catch-all category that includes many of the edible parts of a plant, like stems, roots, flowers, and leaves.  We don't usually consider the fruits of a plant to be vegetables, except for fruits that aren't very sweet.  Tomatoes, squash, peppers, eggplants, and beans, for example, are all fruits, but we usually refer to them as vegetables.  



Tubers, including potatoes and sweet potatoes & yams.

Stalk Vegetables 

Onions, including green onions & leeks and dry onions & shallots. 


 Ginger & Other Rhizomes 


Salad Greens 

Cooking Greens 

Inflorescent Vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, and artichokes.

Snap Beans

Edible Pods

Fresh Peas

Fresh Beans


Fruit Vegetables, including tomatoes, eggplants, winter squash, summer squash, Asian squash, cucumbers, sweet peppers, fresh chiles, dried chiles, olives, avocados, and tomatillos.

Sea Vegetables 


Other Vegetables


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