Vegetables make a body good.
Who doesn’t remember their mother yelling to “eat your vegetables”? I know mine did. In a Greek household vegetables were often times the main meal. As much as it pains me to admit, my mother was right about them. Vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals, and that’s just one of the benefits. As you get older (and slightly wiser) and you watch out what you eat even more, vegetables become a staple in the menu.
Did you know?
- The world’s most popular vegetable is the tomato with over 175 metric tons produced every year!
- Vegetables can protect against cancer and other diseases.
- Vegetables can be eaten raw or cooked in seven different ways.
- According to Biodiversity International, there are 1,097 different types of vegetable species cultivated worldwide. Wow! I’ve got some serious baking to do.
Did you know? It is believed that the cultivation of the okra plant began in Ethiopia as early as 12th century BC and it is thought to have been brought to the Southern United States in the 1500s at the beginning of the slave trade.