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Facts about Vegetables

None have cholesterol. (Sauces or seasonings may add fat, calories, and/or cholesterol.) Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C. Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure.Jan 12, 2016

Vegetables are available in many varieties and can be classified into biological groups or 'families', including:Leafy green – lettuce, spinach and silverbeet.Cruciferous – cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and broccoli.Marrow – pumpkin, cucumber and zucchini.Root – potato, sweet potato and yam.More items...

May Reduce Disease Risk. Eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers. Vitamins & Minerals. Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized.Sep 30, 2014

Follow these 10 steps to help you enjoy the bounty of a productive vegetable garden:Choose locally adapted varieties. ... Plant at the right time of year. ... Prepare the soil properly before planting. ... Plant properly. ... Water consistently. ... Fertilize regularly. ... Mulch. ... Eliminate weeds.More items...