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6 Interesting & Unusual Vegetables (Slideshow)


6. Sea Beans

Though the name suggests that sea beans grow in, well, the sea, they’re actually found in salt marshes, beaches and mangroves across the globe. Sea beans are quite salty, and have a crunch like sugar snap peas. As tasty raw as they are fresh, sea beans are a popular addition to salads, stir-frys, and are tasty steamed and lightly dressed. You may want to skip these if you’re watching your sodium intake, and there’s no need to add any salt when cooking. Look for sea beans at farmer’s markets, natural supermarkets, and specialty stores.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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10:51PM PDT on May 12, 2014

cool! thx.

7:25AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

Purple sweet potatoes yum, colourful and tasty! Will have to try some off these other unique veggies.

7:30AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

COOL Thank you for sharing.

7:13AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:33AM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

cool! thx.

4:22PM PDT on May 6, 2013

I'd love to try some of these.

8:18AM PDT on Apr 26, 2013


1:03AM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

thanks. i once came across purple rice - although there wasn´t much difference in taste, it was somehow weird to eat rice of that color: funny how you think that your limited experience (e.g. white rice) represents the state of art (how things are normally).

12:56PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Nie wszystkie znam, ale kalarepę uwielbiam, zwłaszcza na surowo.

8:31PM PST on Feb 21, 2013

Delightful, just love veggies and have read about all of these. I also love fiddleheads, so very tasty along with many of the more exotic ones here. The Romanesco would make any Klingon Warrior proud as it looks formidable. Always enjoy tasting exotic foods from around the world, such a variety.

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