Alphabetical list of vegetables

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Here is alphabetical list of vegetables for you. You will also find pictures of vegetables here. We have received emails from students, housewives and other visitors telling us how they find this vegetable list useful. We appreciate the feedback and suggestions.

This a list of culinary vegetables. That is, some of these are actually fruits but are used as vegetables. So they are included in this list. We are still adding to this vegetable list. If any vegetable is missing, let us know by using our contact form.

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  • artichoke Artichoke - Flowery part of a plant. Used in Europe.

  • ash gourd, white gourd, petha, boodh kumbalkai, kohala Ash gourd / white gourd - petha - boodh kumbalkai, kohala

  • asparagus Asparagus - flowering plant species . Only the young shoots of asparagus are eaten. It has medicinal properties that help in cleansing and healing.

  • eggplant brinjal aubergin vangiAubergine in England, Brinjal in india and Eggplant in America . It is a fruit of a plant.


  • green Beans -  french beans Beans - legume plants. A variety of beans are available in different sizes, shapes and colors. French beans, runner beans.

  • beetroot Beet / Beetroot - Tubers.

  • orange - yellow bell pepper Bell pepper - see Capsicum.

  • bitter gourd Bitter Gourd -

  • broccoli Broccoli -

  • Brussels sprouts Brussels sprouts -

  • butternut squash Butternut Squash has recently grown in popularity in the United Kingdom.


  • Cabbage Cabbage - available in green and purple varities.

  • bell pepper - capsicumCapsicum - Available in red, green, orange and yellow varieties. Called Pepper in America. In India green capsicum is commonly available.

  • Carrot Carrot - Root vegetable. orange, red, yellowish.

  • Cauliflower Cauliflower - Cabbage family vegetable. Mostly the white head is eaten raw or cooked. The leaves and the stem also can be eaten.

  • Celeriac - Celery rootCeleriac - Celery root - Can be eaten raw or cooked. It stores less starch compared to other root vegetables.

  • celery sticks Celery - Leaves, seeds, stalks are used in cooking. Negative calory food.

  • red chard Chard - Similar to beets. With green leaves and red stems. Used in salads.

  • cluster beans gavar gorikai
  • - Cluster beans - Gavar - Gorikai

  • Collards Collards - This leafy green vegetable is also known as tree-cabbage and is rich in vitamins and minerals.

  • Corn - Maize Corn - Maize. North American native vegetable.

  • Cress - small peppery sprouts

  • green cucumber Cucumbers - Traditionally used raw in salads. The cucumber grows quickly and holds lots of water.


  • shepu suva dillDill - shepu - suva - Leafy green good for digestion. Dill leaves can be used raw in salads or cooked along with lentils.

  • drumstick moringa shevgyachay shengaDrumstick - Morianga. Leaves and pods are used in cooking. Very nutritious and has medicinal properties too.


  • fennel shepu suvaFennel - Shepu / Suva - helps digestions.

  • Fenugreek methi leaves Fenugreek leaves - Methi


  • gourdsGourds - Fruit vegetable. Bitter gourd, white gourd, snake gourd, cucumbers, squashes, and melons.


  • kaleKales - variety of cabbage but the leaves do not form a head. Grows in cool climate.

  • Kohlrabi - Kohlrabi - knolkol is a member of the turnip family and can be either purple or white.

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  • leeks
    Leek - The national vegetable of Wales.

  • lettuce field Lettuce - lots of green leaves used as a mainstay of salads.


  • mushrooms Mushrooms - not technically a vegetable, but a far older member of the plant kingdom. Mushrooms do not use sunlight to produce energy, hence they have a completely different range of tastes than any other vegetable.


  • okra ladies finger, bhindiOkra - also called 'ladies fingers' or gumbo. Ethiopia and is a North African staple, is popular in Europe, Asia and America.

  • onions Onions -


  • parsnip Parsnips - The sweet, starchy parsnip is a root vegetable.

  • peas podPeas -

  • pepper red green yellow orange - capsicumPeppers - These are the fruit of the Capsicum family of plants. The hotter tasting ones are usually referred to as chilies. See bell pepper.

  • potatoes Potatoes - Everyone loves potatoes, a root vegetable.

  • Pumpkin - A popular gourd vegetable used in cooking.


  • Radish, mooliRed Radish - rich in ascorbic acid (vitamin C), folic acid (foliate), and Potassium, the radish is a peppery vegetable popular in western and Asian cookery. The leaves can also be eaten in salads.

  • rhubarb Rhubarb - A plant with large leaves. Rhubarb was originally native to China but has been popular in Europe since Roman times.

  • ridge gourd, dodka, turai, hirekai Ridgegourd - Dodka - Hirekai - Turai

  • Rutabaga - Alternative name for Swede. Is also known as swedish turnips, yellow turnips, neeps and tumshies.

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  • sambar onions, red madras onionsShallots - Small onions in red and white color. Also known as Pearl onions and baby onions. Small red onions are also known as madras onions or sambar onions. They grow in clusters and may be roundish or elongated. They have a mild, sweetish taste and flavor. The red baby onions can be stored for long.

  • spinach Spinach - large green leaves wilt easily in a pan, Spinach contains lots of healthy trace minerals including iron

  • Snake gourd -

  • butternut squash Squash - another generic name for fruits Butternut squash. Squash has recently grown in popularity in the United Kingdom.

  • Swede - Apparently a cross between cabbages and turnips Swedes are a low calorie root vegetable

  • sweet corn Sweet corn - a north American native plant loved throughout the world.

  • sweet potato, gensu, ratale, shakarkandSweet potato - a starchy tuber, a root vegetable.


Tomatoes Tomato - not a vegetable, but a fruit. Tomatoes are best grown yourself .

turnip Turnips - Root vegetable. grows in cold climates.


Watercress - very peppery small salad like leaves

ash gourd, white gourd, petha, boodh kumbalkai, kohala white gourd - petha - boodh kumbalkai, kohala


Yams - Sweet starchy tuber that are popular in African, Caribbean and American cookery

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