VEGETABLES YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF THAT ACTUALLY EXISTDate: 2018-10-13
Is your vegan buddy a know-it-all about food? Well, blow them out the water with this list of vegetables they probably don't exist.
Lemon Drop Pepper
Being a member of the hot pepper family, the lemon drop pepper gets its name from its lemony flavour and appearance – being small in size but the length of a jalapeño or smaller. This pepper, however, is 6x hotter than a Jalapeño, so beware.
This orange tinted cauliflower gets its colour from the anti-oxidant, Anthocyanin (also found in red cabbage). The orange is also a genetic mutation allowing beta-carotene to be held in the plant in excess amounts, offering 25% more vitamin A than normal white cauliflower.
Egyptian Luffa Fruit
Although its got fruit in its name, it is classified as a vegetable. Being basically a sponge, this vine-grown vegetable must be eaten when it is young as the more mature ones are tough and fibrous. The taste is much like a zucchini but more spongey.
This spherical softball sized cucumber is popularly found in India and has a 50/50 cucumber and lemon taste. The lemon cucumber is known for its cooling effect of the body, ideal in hot summer seasons.
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