With January coming to a close, New Years resolutions across the country have already come crashing to a premature halt.

Of course, it’s never too late to try again, and those determined on leading a healthier lifestyle have the power to change their food attitudes at anytime, and saying yes to more vegetables is a great place to start!

In a recent survey by electrical retailer AO.com73% of people failed to identify rhubarb as a vegetable, whilst only 36% knew that kohlrabi was a root vegetable. The survey also revealed that 56% of people wished that they knew how to do more with vegetables in the kitchen.

AO.com have come to the rescue by helping us widen our vegetable knowledge! They have created a new infographic that looks at the weird and wonderful vegetables we might not have even known existed but are available on our supermarket shelves!

For example:

  • Kohlrabi– a relative of the wild cabbage and is considered to be one of the healthiest 150 foods on earth! It is rich in vitamin C and low in saturated fat. This vegetable can be eaten raw with a sprinkling of salt or lightly crisped and added to a salad.
  • Romanesco– also known as the “broccoflower”, this vegetable is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. It is also is so easy to prepare; all you have to do is steam it under a low heat! This vegetable is a great source of vitamin K and zinc!
  • Okra– this is a highly nutritious vegetable producing low calorie edible pods. Many nutritionists recommend eating these pods to control cholesterol and lose weight.

Weird and Wonderful Vegetables