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Vegetables are edible plants or parts of a plant (e.g. leaves, stems, or roots).

The term vegetable in common usage tends to refer to a subset of plant parts, excluding grains, legumes, spices and sweet fruits. These vegetables tend to have a mild taste, low calories (usually <35kcal/100grams) and low protein content.

List of vegetables

The following plants/plant parts are considered vegetables according to our definition:

Leaf vegetables


Flowers and flower buds

Bulb and stem vegetables

Root and tuberous vegetables

Sea vegetables

See also


External links

Website Description
Plants For A Future 7000+ Plants (fruits, vegetables, shrubs and trees) and their important properties (growth conditions, locations, medicinal use and edibility, etc). Resource for every permaculture garden.
USDA Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies Database for food composition, food energy and 64 nutrients/food components, food descriptions, food codes, portion sizes and nutrient profiles for foods. Resource for every "permaculturally" interested nutritionist.