Commonly consumed vegetables, such as spinach, lettuce, peppers, carrots, and cabbage, provide abundant nutrients and flavors. It’s no wonder that they’re among the most popular varieties worldwide.
While these veggies are very healthy, relying on them heavily may prevent you from trying less familiar choices.
In fact, research shows that increasing the variety of vegetables in your diet may help reduce your risk of heart disease — and even improve your overall quality of life (1, 2, 3).
Incredibly, thousands of different vegetables grow all over the world, some of which may be available where you live.
Here are 18 unique vegetables that can make a healthy and exciting addition to your diet.