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Weird and Wonderful Vegetables

WEIRD WONDERFUL AND VEGETABLES We live in a multicultural world which influences many aspects of life, from the clothes we wear to the entertainment we enjoy and the food we have on our plates. An array of weird and wonderful vegetables now adorn our supermarket shelves, but do you know what they are or how beneficial they are to your diet? KOHLRABI Brassica oleracea FAMILY CABBAGE O ORIGIN NORTHERN EUROPE Kohlrabi is a relative of wild cabbage and is considered to be one of the healthiest 150 foods on Earth, The bulb of this vegetable can be eaten raw with a sprinkling of salt or lightly crisped in a frying pan and added to a salad. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION 8 RICH IN VITAMIN C A SOURCE OF POTASSIUM * LOW IN SATURATED FAT O HIGH IN DIETARY FIBRE ROMANESCO Brassica oleracea FAMILY CABBAGE PORIGIN ITALY Also known as a "broccoflower", this fascinating vegetable is an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals. To enjoy this sweet and succulent vegetable, simply steam under a low heat to ensure no nutrients are lost. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION 8 VERY RICH IN VITAMIN C 8 GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN K A HIGH IN DIETARY FIBRE O SOURCE OF ZINC FENNEL Feijoa FAMILY CARROT ORIGIN MEDITERRANEAN Originally found in the Mediterranean region, fennel is now grown around the world with increasing popularity. Growing up to 5 feet tall and packed with antioxidants, the aromatic seeds and edible stalks are known to boost the immune system and regulate blood pressure. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION 8 SOURCE OF VITAMIN C A SOURCE OF IRON P RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS all VERY LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX OKRA Abelmoschus esculentus FAMILY MALLOW ORIGIN AFRICA Okra is a highly nutritious vegetable originating from North-East Africa. It's a perennial flowering plant that produces low calorie edible pods, often recommended by nutritionists to control cholesterol and lose weight. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION 8 SOURCE OF VITAMIN C O GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN K 2 RICH IN ESSENTIAL MINERALS O HIGH LEVELS OF ANTIOXIDANTS SAMPHIRE Salicornia europaea FAMILY AMARANTHACEAE O ORIGIN EUROPE Commonly found on rocky, salt-sprayed coastlines, this succulent snack is quickly gaining popularity as the next superfood. Sometimes referred to as "sea asparagus", samphire can be steamed, blanched or eaten raw and added to a salad to provide a crisp and salty dynamic. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION NO SATURATED FATS O RICH IN MAGNESIUM O SOURCE OF CALCIUM O NATURAL DIGESTIVE AID KALE Brassica oleracea FAMILY CABBAGE OORIGIN EUROPE Popular around the world, this superfood is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. As a member of the cabbage family, it also contains omega-3 fatty acids, essential for brain development and healthy hearts. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION O VERY RICH IN VITAMIN C 8 GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN B6 2 GOOD SOURCE OF CALCIUM O SOURCE OF MAGNESIUM CELERIAC Apium graveolens var. rapaceum FAMILY CARROT ORIGIN MEDITERRANEAN Celeriac, also known as root celery, is a turnip-like tuber which grows below ground. It's smooth, white flesh has a celery-like flavour. Celeriac is also known for containing many antioxidants. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION O VERY LOW IN CALORIES O GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN K SOURCE OF ESSENTIAL MINERALS O SOURCE OF B-COMPLEX VITAMINS OCA Oxalis tuberosa FAMILY OXALIDACEAE O ORIGIN SOUTH AMERICA Oca is mostly cultivated in the Andes of South America or New Zealand and is available in many varieties with different flavours. Mostly sweet and tangy, oca is a low-calorie vegetable, rich in antioxidants to help promote a healthy immune system. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION 8 VERY RICH IN VITAMIN C A GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN K HIGH IN DIETARY FIBRE 2 SOURCE OF ZINC CHICORY Cichorium intybus FAMILY DAISY OORIGIN EGYPT Although chicory is referred to as a herb, it's a great source of thiamin, niacin and zinc. Low in saturated fat, it contains an impressive combination of essential minerals and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION 8 RICH S OURCE OF VITAMIN K 8 GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN A O SOURCE OF CALCIUM * RICH SOURCE OF FATTY ACIDS ao marketfresh.com.au whfoods.com fatsecret.com organicfacts.net nutritiondata.self.com healwithfood.org nutrition.org.uk healthybenefits.info

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An array of weird and wonderful vegetables now adorn our supermarket shelves, but do you know what they are or how beneficial they are to your diet? This infographic from AO.com aims to introduce the...

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