Fruit or Vegetable? 12 Foods That Blur the Lines

Fruits people think are vegetables

This guide shares 12 fruits that many people think are vegetables, exploring the fascinating world where the lines between fruits and veggies blur.

If you’ve ever confused a tomato for a vegetable, you’re not alone. The world of fruits and vegetables is filled with surprises, and in this article, I will be shedding light on 12 fruits that often masquerade as everyday vegetables.

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10 Tasty Sea Vegetables You Need to Try

Sea vegetables

Ten of my favorite sea vegetables from around the world, each with unique colors, shapes, flavors, and nutritional profiles.

The term sea vegetables includes various edible plants and algae that grow in or near the ocean. While these are less commonly consumed in the West, they are very popular in many Eastern cultures. Not only are these sea veggies typically very nutritious, but they can also add a lot of flavor to any dish.

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What Are Nopales? (History, Origins, Nutrition and Benefits)

What are nopales? (origins, nutrition and benefits)

What are nopales? This guide explains the history, origins, nutritional profile, and benefits of nopales, a unique vegetable from the Mexican nopal cactus.

I had never heard of nopales until I discovered this unique vegetable a little while back. And I have become so excited about nopales and the nopal cactus that I now try to eat it regularly.

Keep reading, as I am going to reveal everything I know about nopales, where they originate from, what nutrients they offer, and so much more!

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How to Prepare and Cook Nopales (Plus Recipe Ideas!)

How to prepare and cook nopales

A step-by-step guide explaining how to clean, prepare, and cook nopales, plus recipe ideas for this unique cactus vegetable.

Ever wondered how to eat those weird cactus paddles you may have come across in your local grocery store? Well, preparing and eating this nutritious Mexican vegetable is easier than you may think.

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15 Tasty Red Vegetables From Around the World

Red vegetables

A list of 15 of my favorite red vegetables from around the world, each with unique flavors, shapes, and nutritional profiles.

As a passionate food enthusiast, I’ve always been intrigued by the vibrant colors nature paints our fruits and vegetables. Among these, red vegetables hold a special place in my heart.

Red vegetables are a great way to add color to any plate. From salads to pasta to pie, these bright veggies bring visual appeal and a host of nutrients.

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15 Popular Japanese Vegetables You Need to Try

Japanese vegetables

Explore the flavors of Japan with this guide on popular Japanese vegetables. Learn about their uses, benefits, and roles in traditional and modern Japanese cuisine.

Japanese cuisine is loaded with exotic flavors and textures, and many of these are created thanks to the unique vegetables featured in the various dishes.

Keep reading, as I have listed 15 unique veggies that are popular in Japan. All of these greens are worth incorporating into your own cooking.

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10 Brown Vegetables From Around the World

Brown vegetables

A list with ten of my favorite brown vegetables from around the world, each with unique flavors, shapes, and nutritional profiles.

Brown veggies may not be the most exciting foods to look at, but these unremarkable-looking offerings from the plant world are still worth including in your recipes and meals.

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10 Black Vegetables You Need to Try (With Pictures)

Black vegetables

A list with ten delicious black veggies from around the world, each with unique shapes, flavors, and nutritional profiles.

Black vegetables occur when plants produce unnaturally high amounts of anthocyanins, water-soluble vacuolar pigments that can appear red, purple, blue, or black. This is also why blue vegetables, red vegetables, and purple fruits exist.

The strong presence of anthocyanin pigments is one reason why these types of veggies are fairly rare. In fact, most black produce that we eat today exists only due to selective breeding.

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10 Yellow Vegetables From Around the World

Yellow vegetables

A list with ten of my favorite yellow veggies from around the world, each with unique shapes, flavors, and nutritional profiles.

This may come as a surprise, but so many of our favorite vegetables come in different color varieties that also include yellow.

Not only are these a great way to add some sunshine to your plate, but they often also bring unique flavors to the table that we may otherwise miss out on.

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Broccoli vs Broccolini (Differences and Other Varieties)

Broccoli vs broccolini (differences and varieties)

An outline of the differences between broccoli and broccolini, and how they relate to Chinese broccoli, Romanesco broccoli, and broccoli rabe.

Broccoli and broccolini look very similar, they almost have the same name, and there are also similarities in taste. So, what are the differences between these two produce aisle staples?

In this article, I am going to dive deep to discover the differences between broccoli and broccolini and why they matter.

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10 Best Vegetables for Juicing (Plus Recipe Ideas)

Best vegetables for juicing

This guide explores the ten best veggies for juicing, considering water content, texture, nutritional benefits, and flavors.

Juicing vegetables is a great way to take advantage of the nutrients some veggies have to offer. But not all greens are good candidates for juicing. Some don’t contain enough water content, others don’t have the right texture or flavors, and some can’t be consumed raw.

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15 Tastiest Green Vegetables From Around the World

Green vegetables

Join me in my search for the most flavorful green vegetables the world has to offer, from the nutrient-packed kale to the versatile spinach.

Of all the nutritious foods that you can include on your plate, green veggies continue to be some of the most celebrated. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or take better care of yourself, you can never include too many nutritious greens in your diet.

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10 Most Popular Chinese Vegetables (+ Prep Ideas)

Chinese vegetables

This guide explores ten of the most popular Chinese vegetables that can be prepared and consumed in many different ways.

In Chinese cuisine, veggies are very dominant, and even the Americanized version of Chinese food is often bursting with a good variety of greens. That should come as no surprise, given the extensive collection of native vegetables the land has to offer.

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15 Tasty White Vegetables From Around the World

White vegetables

This guide shares fifteen tasty white vegetables from around the world, each with unique shapes, flavors, and nutritional profiles.

Colorful veggies get a lot of hype for their nutritional value and intense flavors, but white vegetables deserve just as much attention.

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15 Tasty Vegetables for Picky Eaters (Suitable for Kids!)

Vegetables for picky eaters

This guide explores the best-tasting vegetables for picky eaters, plus tips on how best to prepare and serve them so your kids will happily eat these veggies.

We all know that vegetables are good for us, as they offer us essential vitamins and minerals, and most have the unique ability to make us feel full without loading on calories.

But many vegetables have flavors and textures that make them an acquired taste. For those with sensitive palates, learning to love vegetables can be challenging, even more so for children.

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15 Purple Vegetables From Around the World

Purple vegetables

A guide with fifteen purple vegetables from around the world; some may look familiar, while others are much more unique.

Purple is a rare pigment in nature, but it does occasionally occur in flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Thanks to human ingenuity and some clever selective breeding, there are a lot more purple vegetables on the shelves than what nature alone could produce.

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11 Popular Types of Edible Mushrooms You Need to Try

Types of edible mushrooms

This guide explores eleven of the most popular types of edible mushrooms, each with its own unique looks, flavors, and nutritional benefits.

From a botanical perspective, mushrooms are classified as fungi. Unlike vegetables, mushrooms don’t have leaves or roots and don’t need light to grow. However, from a nutritional perspective, mushrooms are generally considered a vegetable. Mushrooms are nutrient-rich, with nutritional profiles quite similar to those of vegetables.

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10 Blue Vegetables From Around the World

Blue vegetables

This guide explores the world of rare blue vegetables. Discover ten unique blue-colored veggies, each with its own flavor, nutritional profile, history, and culinary application. Get ready to add a splash of color and intrigue to your dishes.

Blue vegetables are a rarity. That fact is thanks to the relative instability of blue anthocyanins, the pigment chemical that gives red, purple, and blue plants their color.

These specialty pigments only turn blue and stay blue when the pH inside the plant is just right. Every once in a while, the right factors come together, and a blue vegetable is created.

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5 Ways to Wash Pesticides off Fruits and Vegetables

How to wash pesticides off fruits and vegetables

Learn how to remove pesticides from fruits and veggies with this guide, outlining five ways to clean fresh produce if you can’t buy organic.

In recent years, consumers have become much more aware of the need to avoid pesticides. Similarly, there has also been a significant increase in organic food sales.

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11 Fruits and Vegetables High in Vitamin K

Fruits and vegetables high in vitamin K

A guide with 11 of my favorite fruits and vegetables high in vitamin K, plus different ways to best prepare and serve them.

Vitamin K is essential for the body in different ways. It is best known as the vitamin that helps to form blood clots and prevent excessive bleeding. It is also suggested that vitamin K helps with the formation and repair of bones.

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