In a world that needs to eat more vegetables, I’d say we can all celebrate by adding more greens, reds, oranges, etc. to our plate today, and every day. Vegetable facts don't end with them just being 'good for your health,' turns out that they are much more interesting. And if using the word sequence 'fun facts about vegetables' with 'fun' and 'vegetables' in one sentence seems improbable to you, we might just prove you wrong.

To make your veggie consumption more bearable, here are some unexpected facts about vegetables illustrated by Captain Scoop that will get you thinking twice about what you’re adding to your colorful dish. Did you know, that tomato is actually a fruit and not a vegetable? Consequently, ketchup is not a condiment, but really a jam? Or that you can dye your hair with beets? And the cool fact that mushrooms have their own immune systems? I bet you didn't and there are many more interesting facts about vegetables waiting for you below. Maybe after this vegetable trivia list, you wouldn't be so tormented about seeing some broccoli or cauliflower in your plate.

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Beetroot Fact

Beetroot Fact

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Amna Shah
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1 year ago

oohh

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Cucumber Fact

Cucumber Fact

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Morgan Kallhoff
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4 years ago

eww

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Mushroom Fact

Mushroom Fact

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ReeRee Yarbrough
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4 years ago

they really ought to share

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Tomato Fact

Tomato Fact

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RenatoAntonio
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6 years ago

money confuses us

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Onion Fact

Onion Fact

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Andre Mattis
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1 year ago

(crying)

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Carrot Fact

Carrot Fact

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DariaB
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6 years ago

I heard the same for tangerines too.

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Corn Fact

Corn Fact

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Potato Fact

Potato Fact

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Amna Shah
Community Member
1 year ago

GO POTATOE FAM!!!! WHOS WITH MEH???!!! POTATOES FOR LIFFEEEE

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Garlic Fact

Garlic Fact

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guess
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6 years ago

A little known fact is that the inspiration for naming Chicago was the wide spread violence created by vampires in the area before it was formally founded...

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Pumpkin Fact

Pumpkin Fact

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KarinNiki
Community Member
6 years ago

That's nonsense. Pumpkins came to Europe from the Americas when the Spanish brought them here (I live in Europe). The American natives have always eaten pumpkins and the like..

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Broccoli Fact

Broccoli Fact

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Andre Mattis
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1 year ago

you really ought to share

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Eggplant Fact

Eggplant Fact

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MartinaBaesso
Community Member
6 years ago

This is not correct. The italian name "Melanzana" can be divided in two parts: "mela" "apple", it means it is a fruit; and "malsana" "unhealthy", which indicates the fact that you cannot eat this fruit whitout cooking it first. So, no madness, just stomachache.

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Cabbage Fact

Cabbage Fact

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Katy Bobson
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4 years ago

All of these were great for our 6th grade health project, Thanks! :3

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Lemon Fact

Lemon Fact

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AruneLuizaite-Zigmante
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6 years ago

since when lemon is a vegetable

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Radish Fact

Radish Fact

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earringnut
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6 years ago

um thats not a radish...

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