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The Nutritional Goodness Of Exotic Vegetables
Nov 2016
Sneha Ghosh

Some exotic vegetables are packed with beautiful vitamins and minerals which add up to their nutritional content. The term ‘exotic vegetables’ refers to those veggies which are not grown on our land or are exported from another country. These exotic vegetables come with hidden nutritional properties that are extremely beneficial to our health. Here are some hidden nutritional properties of certain exotic vegetables.

Red Kuri Squash
This vegetable is a rich source of vitamin B6 required for the smooth functioning of the immune and nervous system, potassium for healthy bones, folate to prevent birth related defects of the spinal cord and brain, carotenoids serve as protection against heart ailments and cancer and lastly, beta-carotene which the body automatically transforms in vitamin A. Thus, this vegetable is a complete powerhouse of nutrients.

Bok Choy
This is a member of the Chinese cabbage family but doesn’t look like one. Bok choy is widely used in oriental cuisine. A cup of bok choy is known to have nine calories and hardly any fat. It also delivers dietary fibre, essentials minerals, proteins and vitamins. The best way to enjoy this exotic vegetable is to add it to your soups, stir-fried noodles or rice.