Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant.
Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable.
A loose-leafed cabbage from Tuscany, Italy.
A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in colour
Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white i
This untidy-looking, colourful cousin of broccoli can be used in much the same way.
A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods.
Spring greens are the first cabbages of the year.
Looking something like a Sputnik in vegetable form, with a squat bulb and antennae-like shoots, k
Also known as endive, chicory is a forced crop, grown in complete darkness, which accounts for it
A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in
Pumpkins are the most famous of all the winter squashes, and are most associated with Halloween l
Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet.
The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet fragra
A popular seed in Indian cookery, in which it's termed methi, this small, hard, mustard yello