subgroups of vegetables
tips when purchasing
proper storage
preparing vegetables
Misc. information
100
Examples of vegetables in this group would be broccoli, spinach, kale, collard greens
What are dark green vegetables
100
Always remember, because they lose quality quickly, only buy what you can use in a short amount of time when buying this form of vegetables
What are fresh vegetables?
100
Be sure to stored this vegetable at room temperature.
What are onions?
100
When preparing this form of vegetables, you should always wash under cool running water and trim before cutting into manageable pieces.
What are fresh raw vegetables?
100
The orange substance in carrots and sweet potatoes is called?
What is carotene?
200
Examples of vegetables in this group are carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, squash
What are orange vegetables?
200
When buying this form of vegetables, you should avoid wilted or misshapen ones, choose medium sized ones, and look for one with good color
What are fresh vegetables?
200
You should store these in a cool dry dark place.
What are potatoes, hard rind squash, eggplant & sweet potatoes?
200
The cellulose structure softens, they become easier to digest, become less crisp, there is a change in flavor & color, some nutrients are lost or destroyed.
What are the changes that take place during the cooking process?
200
The white substance in cauliflower, parsnips (white vegetables) is called?
What are flavones?
300
Examples of vegetables in this group are peas, beans, lentils & soybean products
What are legumes?
300
When buying this form of vegetables, you should avoid ones with dents, bulges or leaks
What are canned vegetables?
300
These should be stored in the coldest part of freezer.
What are frozen vegetables?
300
When cooking these types of vegetables you should cover with water and cook for a a longer amount of time.
What are very strong vegetables?
300
The red substance in beets, red cabbage is called?
What is anthocyanin?
400
Examples of vegetables in this group are corn, green peas, white potatoes
What are starchy vegetables?
400
When buying this form of vegetables, try to choose packages that are solidly frozen and avoid ones with layers of ice
What are frozen vegetables?
400
Be sure to store these in a tightly covered container in a cool dry place.
What are dried vegetables?
400
When preparing these types of vegetables, you should cook for a short amount of time in a small amount of water, pan covered.
What is mild vegetables?
400
The green substance in green beans, broccoli, spinach is called?
What is chlorophyll?
500
Examples of vegetables in this group are beets, cabbage, celery, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions & tomatoes
What are other vegetables?
500
When shopping for this form of vegetables, be sure to choose ones that are uniform in size and brightly colored.
What are dried vegetables?
500
You should store these in their husk, in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator.
What is fresh corn on the cob?
500
When cooking these types of vegetables, you should cover with water, cook uncovered for a short amount of time.
What is strongly flavored vegetables?
500
The results should be brightly colored vegetables, nutrients preserved and just until crisp tender.
What is the proper way to cook fresh vegetables?
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