Leafy Garden Greens: Different Types Of Garden Greens

Green leafy vegetables (GKV) are different from other types of veggies. They have distinctive taste and texture. Green GKV includes spinach, kale, bok choy, collards, mustard greens, Swiss chard and dandelion greens.

There are many varieties of these veggies which vary according to their color and size. Some of them are very small while others grow up to 10 feet tall!

Different Types Of Vegetables

There are various kinds of vegetables which include cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, turnips and radishes. These vegetables differ in taste and texture. Each vegetable has its own characteristics like taste or texture.

Green GKV is one of the most popular types of vegetables in the world because they provide variety to your diet. You may eat it raw, cooked or even frozen.

Types Of Vegetables

Cabbage – Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous family. It belongs to the plant kingdom and belong to the order Brassica. They are members of the brassica group of plants.

They are commonly known as “broccoli” or “kale”. The name cabbage comes from Latin word cabbus meaning cabbage leaf and Greek word kakros meaning head. Cabbage has large leaves and head.

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Cabbage heads are mostly green in color. It is one of the most common vegetables cooked by people in their homes or eaten in restaurants. Cabbage is mostly eaten raw and also added to salads.

Boiled cabbage is often used to make “coleslaw”.

The main nutrients in cabbage are vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin B6.

Cauliflower – Cauliflower is a vegetable belonging to the family of broccoli. It is a member of the plant kingdom and is a part of the genus Brassica oleracea. It mainly grows in Northern Hemisphere.

Cauliflower contains nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, B6, omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and protein.

There are different colors of cauliflower. Cauliflowers can be green, orange or purple and can range from yellow to greenish-white.It has a large flower head consisting of smaller flower buds.

It is also called as “cabbage flowered” or “cabbage flower”.

Cauliflower contains certain nutrients and phytochemicals that help in regulating blood sugar levels. It contains glucosinolate, a chemical that breaks down into sulforaphane, a chemical that triggers anti-cancer genes. Sulforaphane also helps in protecting the DNA.

It is a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C.

Kale – Kale is a green leafy vegetable belonging to the brassica oleracea genus of plants and belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables. The name “kale”

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