Gai Lan is the Cantonese name for a vegetable that is also known as Chinese Broccoli. It is a leaf vegetable featuring thick, flat, glossy blue-green leaves with thick stems and a small number of tiny, almost vestigial flower heads.


Curry leaves are grown on a small tree and are 1 to 2 inches in length. The leaves are pointed and have a very strong aroma. Curry leaves are most often used in Sri Lankan and Indian cuisine.


Culantro is native to Mexico and South America where it is often grown as a perennial. Nowadays it is cultivated worldwide. The taste of culantro is very similar to cilantro, which is a close relative. The leaves are often 4 to 5 inches long, ovoid in shape, with a...


Technically a fruit, the cucumber is commonly classified as a vegetable, much like tomatoes and squash. Cucumbers have a mild, refreshing flavor, and are available in a wide array of varieties, as well as shapes and sizes. Varieties are usually geared towards use...


Purple, Orange and Green Cauliflower appear identical to White Cauliflower, except for their color. They are all members of the very large family of brassica. However, Purple Cauliflower gets its color from anthocyanin, a flavonoid which is an antioxidant also found...