A mushroom is a fungus and fungi are not vegetables. Vegetables are grown from seeds and rely on sunlight for growth. Mushrooms are grown from microscopic spores in a dark environment.Know More
A vegetable is an edible part of a plant, including stems, roots, leaves and flower buds that can be cooked or eaten raw. Mushrooms can also be eaten raw or cooked and are used for food preparation in the same ways that vegetables are.
Common varieties of mushrooms include white button, Porcini, shiitake and portobello. Mushrooms should be cleaned with water or a damp cloth before preparing or eating. Mushrooms can be stored in the freezer after cooking or in a paper bag in the refrigerator to retain freshness.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Commonly mistaken for a fruit, watermelons are actually vegetables that are part of the squash and cucumber family. The first watermelons, which originally grew in Africa, were mostly seeds and rind, while the watermelons eaten all over the world today are sweeter, larger and have thinner rinds.Full Answer >
Some vegetables that start with the letter D are daikon, dasheen, dandelion and dill. Daikon is also known as winter radish, and dasheen is sometimes called eddo or taro.Full Answer >
The vegetables with the most vitamin K include green leafy/salad vegetables, such as spinach and lettuce, brassica vegetables, such as broccoli and cabbage, asparagus, okra, leeks and fennel. While some vegetables contain little vitamin K, a majority of vegetables have a moderate to high amount of this nutrient.Full Answer >
Cruciferous vegetables are those vegetables in the cabbage family including broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and bok choy. Cruciferous vegetables contain fiber and important phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals.Full Answer >