The term Broccoli is derived from the Latin word brachium, which means branch, since it looks like a tree-like shape that features a head of florets attached by small stems to a larger stalk. It has a mixture of textures. The stem and stalk are crunchy whereas the florets are soft. There are various varieties of Broccoli which can be distinguished from the colours which range from dark green to purplish green.A popular variety in North America is known as Calabrese, named after the Italian province of Calabria where it first originated. It is more of an exotic vegetable in India and is being appreciated slowly and steadily all over the world for its flavour.
Button Mushroom is the most popular mushroom variety grown and consumed the world over. In India, its production earlier was limited to the winter season, but with technology development, these are produced almost throughout the year in small, medium and large farms, adopting different levels of technology. The species being grown in most farms is the white button mushroom belonging to Class Basidiomycetes and Family Agaricaceae.
Garlic is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. The bulb of garlic, the most commonly used part of the plant, is divided into numerous fleshy sections called cloves. The leaves, stems, and flowers on the head are also edible and are most often consumed while immature and still tender. The papery, protective layers of “skin” over various parts of the plant and the roots attached to the bulb are the only parts not considered palatable.
Capsicum should be a uniform, glossy colour, firm. The peppers can be round, long or square. Depending on the variety, it may be mild, sweet, hot or fiery. Capsicums are also called green, red or yellow peppers. The two varieties are sweet pepper or chili pepper. Sweet peppers are green, orange, red or black capsicums with a mild flavour. Chili peppers are significantly smaller than sweet peppers. They are also green, orange, and red but are extremely hot.