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Vegetables"An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.” ~ Will Rogers

Vegetable is a term which generally refers to an edible part of a plant. The definition is traditional rather than scientific and is somewhat arbitrary and subjective. All parts of herbaceous plants eaten as food by humans, whole or in part, are normally considered vegetables. Mushrooms, though belonging to the biological kingdom Fungi, are also commonly considered vegetables. In general, vegetables are thought of as being savoury, and not sweet, although there are many exceptions. Nuts, grains, herbs, spices and culinary fruits are normally not considered vegetables.
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Artichoke - Globe Artichoke
Mange Tout
Artichoke - Jerusalem Artichoke
Aubergine Mushroom - Cep mushroom
B Mushroom - Chanterelle mushroom
Baby Leeks Mushroom - Chestnut mushroom
Basil Mushroom - closed cup
Beans - Broad Beans Mushroom - Oyster mushroom
Beans - Dwarf Beans Mushroom - Shiitake mushroom
Beans - Fine Beans Mustard Cress
Beans - Flat Beans O
Beans - Runner Beans Okra
Beetroot Onion - Brown Onion
Broccoli Onion - Red Onion
Broccoli - Purple Sprouting Broccoli Onion - Shallots
Brussel Sprouts Onion - Spanish Onion
C Onion - Spring Onion
Cabbage - Savoy Cabbage P
Cabbage - Spring Greens Pak Choi
Cabbage - Pointed Cabbage Parsley
Cabbage - Green Cabbage Parsnips
Cabbage - Red Cabbage Peas
Cabbage - Kale Peas - Sugar Snap Peas
Carrots Peppers
Carrots - Chantenay Carrots Potatoes
Cauliflower R
Celeriac Rosemary
Celery S
Chard Sage
Chilli Pepper Spinach
Chinese Leaf Spinach - Baby Spinach
Chives Squash - Acorn Squash
Coriander Squash - Butternut Squash
Courgette Squash - Pumpkin
D Swede
Dill Sweet Potato
F Sweetcorn - Baby Sweetcorn
Fennel   Sweetcorn - Corn-on-the-cob
G   T
Galangal   Tarragon
Garlic   Thyme
Ginger   Tomatoes
L   Turnips
Leeks   W
Lemon Grass   Watercress

The information and images for this article have come from It provides full information on all the main vegetables available on the UK market including nutritional information and delicious recipes. The site is a service provided by Mack Vegetables, one of the largest and most successful suppliers of fresh vegetables in the UK, serving a wide range of customers from caterers to major multiples. You can find out more about Mack by visiting the website at