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How Many Types Of Vegetables In The World?

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Currently, due to their sheer number there is no official list as to how many vegetables there are in the world. For instance, there are 4,000 varieties of tomatoes alone. In culinary terms, a vegetable refers to the edible part of the plant, normally the leaf, stem or root. 

This definition of vegetables includes botanical fruits, e.g. Squash but not culinary nuts, culinary fruits, cereals, spices and herbs. 

Vegetables can be subdivided into seven groups, leafy and salad vegetables, fruits, flowers and flower buds, podded vegetables (legumes), bulb and stem vegetables, root and tuberous vegetables and sea vegetables.

Leafy and salad vegetables 
  • Arugula  
  • Beet greens  
  • Bitterleaf  
  • Bok choy 
  • Broccoli Rabe 
  • Brussels sprout  
  • Cabbage  
  • Cauliflower 
  • Celery   
  • Chard  
  • Chaya 
  • Chickweed  
  • Chicory  
  • Chinese cabbage  
  • Cress 
  • Dandelion  
  • Endive  
  • Garden Rocket 
  • Golden samphire
Fruits▪   
  • Avocado ▪  
  • Bell pepper▪   
  • Courgette ▪   
  • Cucumber ▪   
  • Pumpkin ▪   
  • Squash▪   
  • Sweet pepper ▪   
  • Tomato ▪ 
  • Winter melon

Flowers and flower buds ▪   
  • Artichoke ▪   
  • Broccoli ▪   
  • Cauliflower▪   
  • Courgette flowers ▪   
  • Squash blossoms 
Legumes ▪   
  • American groundnut ▪   
  • Azuki bean▪   
  • Black-eyed pea ▪   
  • Chickpea ▪   
  • Garbanzo ▪   
  • Green bean▪   
  • Guar ▪   
  • Lentil ▪   
  • Lima Bean▪   
  • Mung bean ▪   
  • Okra ▪   
  • Pea ▪   
Peanut Bulb and stem vegetables ▪   
  • Asparagus ▪   
  • Celeriac ▪   
  • Celery ▪   
  • Florence fennel ▪   
  • Garlic ▪  
  • Leek▪   
  • Lotus root▪   
  • Onion ▪   
  • Spring Onion/Scallion ▪   
  • Shallot ▪   
Welsh onion  Root and tuberous vegetables▪   
  • Beetroot ▪   
  • Burdock  ▪   
  • Carrot ▪   
  • Chinese artichoke ▪   
  • Daikon ▪   
  • Ginger ▪   
  • Jerusalem artichoke ▪  
  • Manioc ▪  
  • Parsnip ▪   
  • Pignut▪   
  • Potato ▪   
  • Radish ▪   
  • Horseradish▪  
  • Swede ▪   
  • Sweet Potato▪   
  • Turnip ▪   
  • Water chestnut ▪   
  • Yam 
Sea Vegetables ▪   
  • Aonori▪   
  • Gim ▪   
  • Hijiki ▪   
  • Kombu ▪   
  • Laver▪   
  • Mozuku ▪   
  • Nori ▪   
  • Ogonori ▪   
  • Sea grape ▪   
  • Seakale ▪   
  • Sea lettuce▪   
  • Wakame
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