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How are vegetables classified?

It is essential to understand how veggies are categorized and their nutritious contents in order to choose the best one for your health. Vegetables on a broader scale include edible plant elements such as leaves, roots, fruits, seeds, and more. Here are some fascinating facts about veggies and how they are classified.



Leafy Vegetables: Adding leafy vegetables as part of your diet is very important as they are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Vegetables like spinach, cabbage, kale, and lettuce are a few examples of leafy vegetables.

Facts:

Good source of fiber.

Keeps the brain and body healthy.

Reduce the risk of obesity


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Root Vegetables: Root vegetables do not only contain starch, but some, such as sweet potato, turnip, carrot, and beet, are low in calories, high in antioxidants, and contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.

Bulbs (fennel, onions), corms (celery root, water chestnut), rhizomes (ginger, turmeric), tap roots (beets, carrots, parsnips), tuberous roots (sweet potatoes, yucca), and tubers (potatoes, yams) are a few examples of root vegetables.

Facts:

Carrots are best known for being rich in beta-carotene, a compound that may reduce heart disease and certain types of cancer.

Beets are high in folic acid and can protect against birth defects in children.



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Fruit Vegetables: Not every vegetable that is served as a vegetable is a vegetable; we know it might be confusing, but would you believe if we said tomatoes, pepper, pumpkin, cucumber, string beans, egg plants, olives, and avocados are all fruits?


Facts:


Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.

Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pumpkin is incredibly healthy.

Eating cucumbers may lead to many potential health benefits, including weight loss, balanced hydration, digestive regularity and lower blood sugar levels.



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