Found at supermarkets and farmers markets, artichokes are best prepared by steaming or boiling the green leaves of the flower bud. At the center of the bud is the artichoke heart. This part of the artichoke is most flavorful. According to Better Homes and Gardens, artichokes are easy to grow from seed in most areas.
Green vegetables are nature’s multivitamin and are packed with antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamins A, C & K, calcium, potassium and iron, to name a few. These nutrients are necessary for maintaining many different processes in your body, including reducing levels of bad cholesterol, improving your vision, helping to manage your weight and boosting your immunity.
Chard or Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris, Cicla-Group and Flavescens-Group) (/ tʃ ɑːr d /) is a green leafy vegetable that can be used in Mediterranean cooking. In the cultivars of the Flavescens-Group, the leaf stalks are large and often prepared separately from the leaf blade.
1. Napa Cabbage. Also known as: Chinese cabbage Napa cabbage is probably the most well-known, as it's also available in non-Asian supermarkets. It's a large vegetable with white stalks and pale green leaves arranged cruciferously. The shape is oblong. Napa has a mild taste and a soft texture when cooked, and it's the key ingredient in Korean kimchi.
Endive is one of the most difficult vegetables in the world to grow, requiring a two-step growing process before it is ready to be enjoyed. The first growth takes about 150 days in the field, where the chicory grows from seed into a leafy green plant with a deep tap root.
Editor: Brie, fennel is a bulbous vegetable with a tall, wispy, fronded top that looks rather like dill. The fronds can be used in salads, but the main attraction of fennel is the bulb itself. It's very firm and crunchy, and it tastes a bit like licorice and anise.
19. Green beans. Green beans are a delicious, nutritious & ubiquitous vegetable. Sold canned, frozen & fresh, and a great addition to a range of dishes from lasagnas to roasts, these beans are great stir-fried, steamed or baked. Green beans are high in carotenoids, namely beta-carotene and lycopene.
Hail to Kale! Botanical name: Borecole. Thriving even in frost, kale is an easy-to-grow green that keeps on giving: cut the smaller, paler green leaves to anchor or mix into fresh garden salad; use the larger, dark greens for stir-fries, pizza topping, or soup, while the plant keeps right on growing.
Leeks look like overgrown green onions, but have a milder, more delicate flavor than onions. The white base and green stalk are used for cooking in creamy soups, fresh, stocks and more. Leeks can be direct seeded outdoors or started indoors and transplanted into the garden.
Peppery, crispy mustard greens, also known as leaf mustards, are indeed one of the most nutritious green leafy vegetables available around in the winter months. Its lovely top greens, indeed, possess more vitamin-A, K, carotenes, and flavonoid antioxidants than some of the typical fruits and vegetables.
Rapini, commonly marketed in the United States as broccoli raab or broccoli rabe / r ɑː b /, is a green cruciferous vegetable. The edible parts are the leaves, buds, and stems. The buds somewhat resemble broccoli, but do not form a large head.
Scallions are a variety of young onion also referred to as green onions and spring onions. A scallion is made up of a white base that has not fully developed into a bulb and long green stalks that resemble chives. Both the white and the green parts are used in recipes and eaten both raw and cooked.
Similar to kale and spinach, it is a leafy green vegetable that is rich in nutrients, the main ones being vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, copper and manganese. Swiss chard also contains kampferol, a substance that helps protect your heart, and syringic acid, which helps with blood sugar control.