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Vegetables

Vegetables possess powerful capabilities to protect, heal and maintain good health

1. Vegetable Health Benefits ( The Facts )
2. Vegetable Families and Genus
 
 
 
 
 

Vegetable Facts
Vegetables are made or ​obtained from a ​plant, or ​growing in the ​form of a ​plant.
Vegetables provide essential nutrients vital for our health, maintenance and very creation.
Thankfully our planet abounds with life sustaining vegetables. Vegetables give our bodies essential nutrients through amazing flavours.
Humans are truly blessed with our planets vegetable variety, the flavours and textures that come from vegetables is truly spectacular. Nearly every vegetable is unique in its texture and flavour.
Its very important to eat a variety of vegetables daily because vegetables contain different combinations of essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.
Follow links below and find why vegetables are important for our health.

Vegetable Families and Genus

The following are technically fruits: beans, peapod's, corn kernels, cucumbers, peppers, pumpkin, zucchini, squash and tomatoes. They have been added to our list given many people think of them as vegetables, an easy assumption to make for the way in which their often used in cooking.

Vegetables
Genus
Family
Generic Group
Cynara
Compositae
Composite vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagaceae
Asparagus
Fabaceae
Leguminosae
Legumes
Beta
Amaranthaceae
Amaranth vegetables
Brassica
Cruciferae
Brassica vegetables
Brassica
Cruciferae
Brassica vegetables
Brassica
Cruciferae
Brassica vegetables
Brassica
Cruciferae
Brassica vegetables
Capsicum
Solanaceae
Nightshade vegetables
Daucus
Umbelliferae
Umbelliferous vegetables
Cauliflower
Brassica
Cruciferae
Brassica vegetables
Celery
Apium
Umbelliferae
Umbelliferous vegetables
Capsicum
Solanaceae
Nightshade vegetables
Choko (Chayote)
Sechium
Cucurbitaceae
Gourd
Cucumis
Cucurbitaceae
Gourd
Eggplant
Solanum
Solanaceae
Nightshade vegetables
Garlic
Allium
Amarylidaceae
Allium vegetables
Leek
Allium
Amarylidaceae
Allium vegetables
Lettuce
Lactuca
Compositae
Composite vegetables
Allium
Amarylidaceae
Allium vegetables
Parsnip
Pastinaca
Umbelliferae
Umbelliferous vegetables
Pea
Vicia
Leguminosae
Legumes
Solanum
Solanaceae
Nightshade vegetables
Pumpkin
Cucurbita
Cucurbitaceae
Gourd
Radish
Raphanus
Cruciferae
Cruciferous vegetables
Rhubarb
Rheum
Polygonaceae
Buckwheat family
Rocket
Eruca
Cruciferae
Cruciferous vegetables
Spinacia
Amaranthaceae
Amaranth vegetables
Squash
Cucurbita
Cucurbitaceae
Gourd
Zea
Poaceae
Grass family vegetables
Ipomoea
Convolvulaceae
Morning glory vegetables
Tomatoes
Solanum
Solanaceae
Nightshade vegetables
Turnip
Brassica
Cruciferae
Brassica vegetables
Zucchini
Cucurbita
Cucurbitaceae
Gourd

 

References

Dietary bioactive compounds and their health implications - US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
Info about phytochemicals - phytochemicals.info
Vegetable Family Names - ADDucation