Ten of the Worlds Craziest Looking Vegetables and What They Taste Like

Ten of the Worlds Craziest Looking Vegetables and What They Taste Like
Ten of the Worlds Craziest Looking Vegetables and What They Taste Like

We have already seen some pretty crazy looking fruits from around the world, but now it is time for vegetables to take center stage. But not even the most devoted of vegetarians are going to be chowing down on this lot anytime soon…

 


Ten of the Worlds Craziest Looking Vegetables and What They Taste Like


 

Blood Lettuce (Variegated radicchio of Castelfranco)
Blood Lettuce (Variegated radicchio of Castelfranco)

10 – Blood Lettuce (Variegated radicchio of Castelfranco) – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<

What does Blood Lettuce taste like? It might look like a blood-splattered rose, but this is a thin-leaved lettuce that is said to have a sugar-paper style taste and it perfect for use on a burger or salad sandwich.

Snake Bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis)
Snake Bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis)

9 – Snake Bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis) – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<

What does Snake Beans taste like? Often used in a stir-fry they taste like a combination of runner bean and bean sprouts. The most amazing thing about these beans is they grow 3 ft long on average, but have been recorded at 6 ft plus!

Romanesco Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea)
Romanesco Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea)

8 – Romanesco Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea) – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<

What does Romanesco Cauliflower taste like? When most people first taste a Romanesco Cauliflower they often say it tastes like a giant crunch nut, but underlying that taste is a light traditional cauliflower flavour.

New Zealand yam (Oxalis tuberosa)
New Zealand yam (Oxalis tuberosa)

7 – New Zealand yam (Oxalis tuberosa) – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<

What does New Zealand yam taste like? It might look like some sort of grub, but its a really good source of carbohydrate and energy. With a slightly tangy taste most people say it tastes like a carrot, but with a sweet potato texture.

Purple cauliflower (Brassica oleracea)
Purple cauliflower (Brassica oleracea)

6 – Purple cauliflower (Brassica oleracea) – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<

What does Purple cauliflower taste like? While you might think it has a beetroot style taste to it most people who have tried one say it has a nutty, sweet taste that is lighter and more enjoyable than a normal white cauliflower.

Fiddlehead fern (Polystichum munitum)
Fiddlehead fern (Polystichum munitum)

5 – Fiddlehead fern (Polystichum munitum) – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<

What does Fiddlehead fern taste like? Yes, you might not think of the furled fronds of a young fern as a vegetable but they are indeed harvested for that very use. While their nutty grass like flavour is not the best they are a good source of vitamins and minerals, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Daikon Radish (Raphanus Satiall sortsidth=

4 – Daikon Radish, (Raphanoftentivus) – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<

What does Daikon Radish taste like?  This winter radish comes in all sorts of strange shapes, but this one is right up there with the oddest. With a sweet radish-like taste and a crunchy carrot texture, it isn’t too overpowering which makes it great for use in a stir-fry.

Chinese Artichokes (Stachys affinis)
Chinese Artichokes (Stachys affinis)

3 – Chinese Artichokes (Stachys affinis) – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<

What does Chinese Artichokes taste like? These little grub like artichokes have a slightly nutty texture with a very chewy root which means it is often used as a garnish for a meal rather than used whole.

Red Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus)
Red Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus)

2 – Red Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<

What does Red Cucumbers taste like? Being 95% water they don’t really taste of much. When being compared in a blind taste test almost everyone didn’t notice any difference in taste to a normal cucumber.

Purple Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)
Purple Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)

1 – Purple Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<

What does Purple Sweet Potatoes taste like? While it only tastes slightly sweeter than a normal sweet potato this Japanese vegetable is one of the brightest coloured veggies you will ever see which makes it perfect for use as a visual aspect of a dish.

Which one did you like?

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