You Can Eat It! The Veggie Ones

The Veggie Ones are edible plants that we generally cook up or process to add nourishment to our meals.

Silverbeet

Silverbeet

Silverbeet (Genus Beta species vulgaris ) Silverbeet, also known as chard, is a western Eurasian plant that is grown for its salad leaves. You can also cook the leaves. It is descended from the same wild plant that is also cultivated for its roots-...
Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes (Genus Solanum species lycopersicum ) The tomato is a ground vine plant of Mexican origin that produces abundant, delicious fruit that is edible in its raw state. It has been cultivated for at least 2,500 years, and is now grown worldwide....
Garlic

Garlic

Garlic (Genus Allium species sativum ) Garlic- love it or hate it, these bulbs of clustered cloves have one of the most distinctive tastes of any plant. Garlic is actually a group of closely related Asian plants that has been used, along with onions,...
Potatoes

Potatoes

Potatoes (Genus Solanum tuberosum ) The humble potato is one of the world's great civilisational foods, and is grown in many countries far from its native South American Andean home. The swollen root is used by the plant to store energy in the form...
Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb (Genus Rheum species rhabarbum ) Rhubarb is a Chinese plant with a historical record of use reaching almost five thousand years. The stalks of rhubarbs are tart and delicious. The leaves, however, are toxic. In Tasmania, rhubarb is often made...
Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Pumpkins (Genus Cucurbita ) Pumpkins are Mexican native squashes with a history of cultivation almost nine thousand years. The fruits of one variety of pumpkin can reach astonishing sizes, with the current world record at more than 900 kg! The flesh...
Onions

Onions

Onions (Genus Allium species sepa) Onions, including shallots and scallions, are Northern Hemisphere plants that have been cultivated for almost seventy centuries in Eurasia. The basal bulb of a lily plant, its many layered leaf bases have a strong...

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