The Akee or Ackee (Blighia sapida) is a member of the Sapindaceae (soapberry family), native to tropical west Africa. It is related to the Lychee and the Longan, and is an evergreen tree that grows about 10 metres tall, with a short trunk and a dense crown. The leaves are leathery, compound, 15-30 cm long, with 6-10 elliptical obovate-oblong leaflets, each leaflet 8-12 cm long and 5-8 cm broad. ...more on Wikipedia about "Akee"
Arbequina olives are a small, brown olives grown in Catalonia. As well as being a table olive, they are used to produce a highly valued olive oil. ...more on Wikipedia about "Arbequina"
The Armenian Cucumber is actually a type of long, slender melon (Cucumis melo var flexuosus), in which the fruits are harvested while still unripe, like the cucumber. It is also known as the yard-long cucumber, snake cucumber, snake melon, and uri. It should not be confused with the snake gourds (Trichosanthes spp.). The skin is burpless, has no bitterness, is very thin and the fruit is almost always used without peeling. ...more on Wikipedia about "Armenian Cucumber"
Avocado (Persea americana) is a tree and the fruit of that tree, classified in the flowering plant family, Lauraceae. It is native to Central America and Mexico. The tree grows to 20 m (65 ft), with alternately arranged, evergreen leaves, 12-25 cm long. The flowers are inconspicuous, greenish-yellow, 5-10 mm wide. The pear-shaped fruit is botanically a berry, from 7 to 20 cm long, and weighs between 100-1000 g. It has a large central seed, 3-5 cm in diameter. An average avocado tree produces about 120 avocados annually. The fruit is sometimes called an avocado pear or alligator pear, from its shape and green skin. The avocado tree does not tolerate freezing temperatures, and so can be grown only in subtropical and tropical climates. ...more on Wikipedia about "Avocado"
Bell pepper is cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum, as are the jalapeño and pimento. The bell pepper refers to the actual fruit, or chile pepper, of the capsicum plant. Outside of the United States bell peppers are commonly called paprika in areas such as Mexico, Hungary and Japan and capsicums in Malaysia and Australia. Bell peppers contain a recessive gene that eliminates the capsaicin in the fruit. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bell pepper"
The bitter melon ( ), also called bitter gourd, karela (from Hindi),hAgala kAyi (from Kannada), pavakka (from Tamil), balsampear, or balsamapple, is the edible fruit of the tropical and subtropical plant Momordica charantia, named for its bitter taste. It is considered one of the most bitter among all edible vegetables. The young shoots and leaves of the plant may be eaten as greens, and are not particularly bitter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bitter melon"
The Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis), Malayalam: kada-chakkai, Hawaiian: ‘ulu; is a tree and fruit native to the east Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean islands. It has also been widely planted in tropical regions elsewhere. ...more on Wikipedia about "Breadfruit" shortopedia - forget the rest. Vegetable-like_fruits
The caigua (pronounced kai-wa) is a vine grown for its small fruit, used as a vegetable. It is also known as caygua, caihua, cayua, achocha, achokcha, slipper gourd, lady's slipper, sparrow gourd ( ), stuffing cucumber, or korila. ...more on Wikipedia about "Caigua"
The calabash (not to be confused with the calabaza) is a vine grown for its fruit, which can either be harvested young and used as a vegetable or harvested mature, dried, and used as a bottle, utensil, or pipe. For this reason, one of the calabash subspecies is known as the bottle gourd. The fresh fruit has a light green smooth skin and a white flesh. ...more on Wikipedia about "Calabash"
Calabaza (sometimes spelled calabasa, not to be confused with a calabash) is a kind of squash commonly eaten in Latin America, the Philippines, and the Caribbean. It grows about the same size as a pumpkin, with a green or yellow skin color and a yellowy-orange flesh. ...more on Wikipedia about "Calabaza"
Capsicum is a genus of plants from the nightshade family ( Solanaceae). Some of the members of Capsicum are used as spices, vegetables, and medicines. The fruit of Capsicum plants is commonly known as chile pepper or just pepper. ...more on Wikipedia about "Capsicum"
The chayote (Sechium edule) is an edible plant, which belongs to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae along with melons, cucumbers and squash. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chayote"
A cherry tomato is a smaller garden variety of tomato. It is marketed at a premium to ordinary tomatoes, and is popular as a snack and in salads. Cherry tomatoes are generally considered to be similar but not identical to the wild precursor of the domestic tomato. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cherry tomato"
The chile pepper, chili pepper, or chilli pepper, or simply chile, is the fruit of the plant Capsicum from the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The name comes from Nahuatl via the Spanish word chile. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chile pepper"
Coccinia grandis, also called tindora, parval, kowai, kovai, tindla, gentleman's toes (compare lady's fingers), thainli or ivy gourd, is a tropical vine grown for its small edible fruits. The may be eaten immature and green, or mature and deep red. The young shoots and leaves may also be eaten as greens. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coccinia grandis"
Cordia is a genus of shrubs and trees in the borage family Boraginaceae. About 300 species have been identified worldwide, mostly in warmer regions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cordia"
The cucumber is the edible fruit of the cucumber plant Cucumis sativus, which belongs to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, as do melons and squash. The plant has been cultivated for 3000 years and is widely cultivated today. The cucumber plant has large leaves that form a canopy over the fruit. The vine is grown on the ground or on trellises, often in greenhouses. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cucumber"
Cucumis anguria, also called the West Indian gherkin, burr cucumber, or cohombro, is a vine grown for its fruit used as a vegetable, similar and related to the cucumber. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cucumis anguria"
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The Eggplant, Aubergine or Brinjal (Solanum melongena) is a species of Solanum, native to southern India and Sri Lanka. It is an annual plant growing 0.4-1.5 m tall, often spiny, with large, coarsely lobed leaves 10-20 cm long and 5-10 cm broad. The flowers are white to purple, with a five-lobed corolla and yellow stamens. The fruit is a fleshy berry, 3 cm diameter on wild plants (much larger in cultivated forms), containing numerous small, soft seeds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eggplant"
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Green beans are the immature pods of any kind of bean when eaten immature as a vegetable. ...more on Wikipedia about "Green bean"
An heirloom tomato is a open-pollinated cultivar of tomato, which is not commonly grown nowadays. Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular and more readily available in recent years. ...more on Wikipedia about "Heirloom tomato"
Kabocha (南瓜, かぼちゃ, literally "southern melon") is a Japanese squash. The word kabocha has come to mean a general type of winter squash to English speaking growers and buyers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kabocha"
The luffas (from Arabic لوف; also spelled loofah or loofa) are tropical and subtropical annual vines comprising the genus Luffa. The fruit of at least two species, L. acutangula and L. aegyptiaca, is grown to be harvested before maturity and eaten as a vegetable, sometimes called Chinese okra, popular in Asia and Africa. L. acutangula is also known as Ridge Gourd and is called jhingey in Bengali, turai in Hindi. The fruit of L. aegyptiaca may also be allowed to mature and used as a bath or kitchen sponge after being processed to remove everything but the network of xylems. This version is called dhundul in Bengali, ghiya tori or nerua in Hindi. "peerkankai" in Tamil. ...more on Wikipedia about "Luffa"
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