7 Vegetables You Never Knew Were Vegetables

July 30, 2019





Vegetables are essential for healthy living. They provide the body with nutrients and dietary fiber which helps keep the body healthy. Nutritionist advise that is is better to have 85% of vegetables and 15% of fruits daily for us to be healthy.








6 Vegetables You Never Knew Were Vegetables 


1. Tomatoes

2. Potatoes

3. Beans

4. Okra

5. Garden egg 

6. Onions 

7.carrot




1. Tomatoes 






A Tomatoe can be considered as both a vegetable and a fruit. Scientifically they are considered as fruits but nutritionist considers it a vegetable. In most homes tomatoes are pureed and cooked as soups and used to get a glowing skin.
A tomato contains 95% water,  4% carbohydrates and less than 1% each of fat and protein (table). 



2. Potatoes 


Potato is a starchy root (tuber) and can be called a vegetable, yes you heard me a vegetable!. It is rich in fiber, natural sugars, vitamins(C, B6), has more potassium than a banana  and a good deal of starch. It's amazing to know potato contains no cholestrol, fat, sodium and it is gluten free, hence it goes well for any type of diet you are into. click here to make the best potato soup with few ingredients



3. Beans 


Beans are one of the major sources of proteins for vegetarians and vegans but can be considered as a vegetable because of their starchy nature. They contain most nutrients that other vegetables contain such as folate and potassium. Also they can be easily combined  combined with other vegetables and greens in many dishes.



4. Okra


 Okra is a favorite nutritious vegetables of the African origin. this vegetable is also known as lady's finger," or "bamia pod" and is mostly eaten as soups and smoothies. It is rich in dietary Fiber, folates, vitamins A, vitamins K, vitamins C. 



5. Garden Egg


Garden egg or egg plant as some people call it falls under the vegetable family. There are different types of egg plant but the ones common in Nigeria are the green garden egg, white garden egg, the yellow yellow garden egg and the ones with stripes. 
Garden eggs are rich in beta carotene, vitamins B6, vitamins E, foliate, calcium, iron, magnesium fiber and many other essential vitamins and minerals. They can be eaten raw or cooked as a sauce for yam, rice, spaghetti.Click here to make the simplest garden egg sauce ever!








6. Onions 


Onions, which are also know as onion bulb is a vegetable that is widely used in cooking. It one of the species of the genus Allium and closely related to garlic, leek,  Chue,  shallot, and Chinese onions.
Onions are used in adding flavour to dishes and the juice and oil can be used for hair growth.



7. Carrots



Carrots are considered veggies because they are the root of the plant. They can be found in orange in colour, purple, black, red, white, and yellow, though the most common of them is the orange carrot.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful, thank you for this information,❤️

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  2. Haaa just seeing beans is vegetable not proteinπŸ€”

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      It's actually a legume and legumes can be called vegetables.

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  3. Hmmm we really appreciate your information ma

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  4. I've got something to surprise my friends, "beans are vegetables... thanks for this piece

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