Season: All year round | Flavor: Distinctly earthy, slightly bitter, slightly hot peppery flavor
Belongs to Ginger family and has mustard like smell
Benefits : Good source Potassium, Iron, Sodium and vitamin C.
Primary uses : Tea and savory dishes
Season: All year round | Flavor: Creamy texture and meaty, savory flavor
Delicate egg shaped glossy vegetable with white meaty flesh and a spiny stem.
Benefits : Very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin C & K, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.
Primary uses : Savory dishes, Italian dishes
Season: Spring & Summer | Flavor: Delicate & Crispy
Baby corn (also known as young corn, mini corn, cornlettes, baby sweetcorn or candle corn in Thai language cookbooks) is a cereal grain taken from corn (maize) harvested early while the stalks are still small and immature.
Benefits : Low-calorie vegetable with 25 calories per 1/2-cup serving, excellent source of vitamin B, Folic acid, Thiamin, Riboflavin, and Niacin.
Primary uses : Salad, soup and as cooked vegetable
Season: All year round | Flavor: Very Spicy
Famous for their intense heat with heart of the flavor in the seeds.
Benefits : Good source of vitamins A, C, K and the phytonutrient Capsaicin. Green chillis are low in calories, virtually fat-free and rich in nutrients that can enhance your health.
Primary uses : In any dish to bring up the heat
Young Green Pepper
Season: All year round | Flavor: Mildly pepper-like
Green Peppercorns are the unripe berries of a tropical vine, Piper Nigrum. The same berries are processed to make black pepper. They are popular in French, Thai, and Western European cuisines.
Benefits : Good for digestive tract as it helps reduce several types of stomach distress. High in Iron, vitamin K, and antioxidants.
Primary uses : In pickles and spicy stir-fried dishes