Naturally sugary, delicious and crunchy, carrots are healthy additions you can make to thevegetable list of your diet. Indeed, these root vegetables come with wholesome health benefiting compounds such as beta-carotenes, falcarinol, vitamin A, minerals and anti-oxidants in ample amounts. Sweet and crunchy carrots are notably rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber. Carrots vary widely in color and shape depending up on the cultivar types. Generally, oriental taproots are long, featuring flat upper end with tapering, tail like, lower ends.
Carrots are available in the following varieties – Dutch Carrots, Imperitor, Nantes, Nantes-Berlicium and Koyo
Bell pepper, also known as sweet pepper, is one of the most commonly employed chili peppers in the Capsicum annuum family. Sweet peppers are fruit pods on the capsicum plant grown for their subtle hotness yet sweet, delicate peppery flavour they extend to the recipes. Botanically, it is a small perennial shrub in the nightshade or Solanaceae family, in the genus, capsicum. Bell pepper contains an impressive list of plant nutrients that found to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. Unlike in other fellow chili peppers, it has very less calories and fats.
There are four varieties of Capsicum which are distinguished by the colours – red, green, yellow and orange.
Lettuce is one of popular green leafy-vegetables. Its crispy, green/crimson-red leaves are one of the incredible sources of essential nutrients that benefit health. Indeed, it is among the most sought-after greens, be it in your crunchy green salads or healthy sandwiches! Lettuce is a small size annual plant that flourishes well under sandy, humus soil. Lettuce leaves are one of the very low calorie green-vegetables.
There are two main varieties of lettuce available : Cos or Romaine – a tall, cylindrical lettuce with long, upright, narrow leaves and a crisp, sweet taste and Iceberg – familiar pale green lettuce which forms a tight, cabbage-like head. Its texture is crisp and its flavour very mild.
Broccoli is a cabbage family vegetable grown for its nutritious flower heads. Its green or purple florets have been known for several noteworthy, unique phyto-nutrients that have been found to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. Broccoli is a cool-season crop and demands fertile rich and well-drained soil to flourish. It is categorized into two main types according to their appearance; heading and sprouting. Botanically, the vegetable is a member of large cruciferous family of vegetables, which also include cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, arugula etc.
Broccoli contains a compound called sulphoraphane which can function as an anti-cancer agent.