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The daikon is a root vegetable belonging to the Brassicaceae family. The different varieties of daikon are characterized by their many sizes and shapes.
Green onions find wide application in the culinary arts. Green onions are an invariable part of lettuce salad, a typical spring dish. Strangely enough, the quantities of sugar in green onions exceed those found in pears and apples.
Bok choy is a representative of cabbage plants. It originates from the Far East - Japan, China, Indonesia. Bok choy is a type of leafy cabbage very similar to Chinese cabbage in size and appearance.
Taro (Colocasia Esculenta), known also by the common name Colocasia, is a tropical plant used by people in different parts of the world for food. Taro is a root vegetable but should not be eaten raw because it is toxic.
The black radish (Raphanus sativus niger) is a biannual root plant, which forms a leaf rosette and root in the first year and a flowering stem in the second. Black radish is used as an appetite stimulant, as a cholagogue and to treat kidney stones.
Kelp is the name for a group of macroalgae that grow in the shallow coastal zones of oceans and seas. Kelp is most likely one of the oldest plant species on our planet.
Iceberg lettuce is a greed salad vegetable of the Asteraceae family. Iceberg lettuce is characterized by excellent taste qualities, few calories and an abundance of vitamins.
Gherkins can be used fresh or pickled. Fresh gherkins can be used in various salads. They can easily substitute plain cucumbers.
Chayote is also known by the names chuchu and pear squash. The history of this exotic plant begins in Mexico. At first chayote was only found in the wild but slowly it caught the attention of and was cultivated by the local Aztecs.
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