Archive - Vegetables

Romaine Lettuce

Romaine is distinguished by its elongated head and long, narrow leaves. These leaves are dark green and have a coarse texture. Romaine leaves are quite firm and have distinctive ribs. Romaine lettuce is crisp in texture and has been traditionally called ‘cos’ lettuce. Romaine is rich in nutrien...

Boston Lettuce

Boston is a lettuce that is distinguished by a rounded head. Leaves are yellow-green, broad, and soft textured. They form a ‘rosette’ pattern and provide mild flavor. Boston lettuce is available year-round with a peak season summer through fall. Characteristics: One hundred grams of Boston lett...

Red Leaf Lettuce

Red leaf lettuce has a consistently crispy texture with a mild and earthy flavor. It is generally the name for a lot of varieties that have a deep red, burgundy stain. Red leaf is a loose-leaf lettuce with red highlights, green colored outer leaves, and cream colored inner leaves. Characteristics:...

Green Leaf Lettuce

Green leaf lettuce has a mild flavor with slightly bitter undertones. It produces semi-frilled loose leaves with colors varying from lime green to cream. The inner leaves of green leaf are lighter in color. The texture is consistently crispy and succulent. There are about 15 calories in one-half c...

Arugula

Arugula consists of vibrant green leaves attached to a pale, creamy, green-hued stem. The leaves can be harvested when fully mature, or when they are younger and have a milder flavor. Arugula offers a herbaceous, peppery flavor. Arugula is a nutrient rich leafy green providing vitamin A, vitamin ...

Spinach

Spinach grows best in cooler temperatures. Plants grow up to 30 centimeters and the leaves are dark green and can be flat or curled. Leaves are mostly oval but some are triangular in shape. Larger leaves are located at the base of the spinach plant. Raw spinach has a mild, slightly sweet taste. Flav...

Savoy Cabbage

Savoy cabbage is considered very versatile for cooking. It is distinguished by its heavily textured, crinkled leaves. Leaves range in color from dark green to pale yellow and white. Outer leaves are tougher and designed to protect the inside of the plant. Savoy cabbage has a mild, grassy and sweet f...

Bok Choy

Bok choy is known as a non-heading cabbage and has a similar appearance to collard greens. Bok choy is sometimes referred to as white cabbage. It has translucent white stalks that join above the root. The leaves of bok choy are the most tender part of the plant. Bok choy is available year-round but ...

Green Cabbage

Green cabbage has wide leaves that are pale green. The texture is slightly rubbery and most green cabbage needs to have the outer layers discarded. Raw green cabbage has a slight peppery flavor, which becomes sweeter when cooked. One head of green cabbage can weigh up to 10 pounds. Green cabbage ...

Red Cabbage

Red cabbage has an earthier flavor than other cabbages.  It lacks water weight, which makes its leaves chewier and more coarse. Red cabbage needs a good amount of humidity to grow properly. It can actually be used as a pH indicator because it changes color in basic/acidic solutions!   The red co...

Chinese Cabbage

Chinese cabbage or ‘china’ cabbage has cream-colored leaves with green tips. These leaves are thickly veined, elongated, and loosely packed. Unlike the strong-flavored waxy leaves on round heads of cabbage, Chinese cabbage is thin, crisp, and delicately mild. Chinese cabbage grows best in cooler...

Napa Cabbage

Napa cabbage is actually a variety of Chinese cabbage with sweet, crunchy leaves. Napa has a barrel-shaped and has crisp, pale green leaves that are tightly wrapped with a white mid-rib. Leaves at the core are a paler yellow. Napa cabbage is packed with folates. Folates are a very good source of ...

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