Vegetable is a culinary term. Its definition has no scientific value, and is somewhat arbitrary and subjective. Herbaceous plant has many parts that humans eat whole or in part is a vegetable, except for culinary fruits and arguably grains, nuts, herbs, and spices. Also, mushrooms are usually considered vegetables, despite belonging to a different biological kingdom, namely fungi (which used to be classified as plants).
Uses of Vegetables
- Vegetables has most important role in a recipe or we can combine vegetables with other ingredients in a harmony of flavors. Examples of the best vegetable soups are - minestrone, for instance, is a blend of onions, carrots, tomatoes and cabbage.
- Add vegetables to familiar casseroles and dishes. Try broccoli in tuna casserole or spinach in lasagna.
- Vegetables may be fun for everyone. Different vegetables are use for a variety of colors, textures and flavors in meals.
- Vegetables include lower sugar and moisture content. Therefore, we can keep vegetables for a much longer period of time. People are able to keep potatoes, turnips, yams, winter "quash, and other vegetables very well if they live in cold climates. Commonly they store these vegetables in dry storage bins.
Benefit of Vegetables
- Eating vegetables regularly in your diet can have many health benefits. Vegetables are one of the most natural foods and contain different vitamins, minerals and thousands of other plant chemicals known to provide health benefits. Eating vegetables can reduced many diseases.
- Vegetables have generous amounts of vitamins. Vitamins regulate metabolism and vitamins are also used to convert the fats and carbohydrates into energy.
- Vegetable juices that taste "strong" such as spinach and beet, are high in compounds that should be consumed in small quantities. Dilute these with milder tasting juices such as carrot, celery, or apple juice.
- Green vegetables include varying amounts of phytochemicals such as lutein and indoles, which interest researchers because of their potential antioxidant, health-promoting benefits.
- Through vegetarian diet can reduce the risk of uric acid kidney stone formation. Fruit and vegetables provide an alkaline residue by which we can reduces the risk of uric acid crystallization in the urine.
- Wonderful source of vitamin A are green vegetables, in the
form of carotene. The most important source of vitamin A are carrot juice and hot chili peppers, which both includes over 10,000 International Units per hundred grams. Chlorella as a vegetable include vitamin A content of nearly 50,000 I.U. per hundred grams. Chlorella, which is a green, single-celled edible alga, is also high in chlorophyll, vitamin B12 and nucleic acids, which are sometimes known as "youth factors."
Vegetables that are rich in diets reduce the risk of heart disease, cancers and high blood pressure. Such diets also help reduce the risk of diverticulitis, and protect against cataract and macular degeneration, the major cause of loss of vision among people over age 65.