Healthy Diet Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables

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Hungry? Check out this list of the best leafy greens and salad vegetables. These are edible plants in which the leaves, stems, flowers, or roots can be made into delicious snacks. This list does not include edible plants that are fungi, seeds, or treated as fruits. Something to consider: the word vegetable is based on culinary tradition. It is not scientific. Edible plants traditionally used to make savory dishes are typically considered vegetables. That said, some vegetables are occasionally used to also make sweet dishes, such as carrots, rhubarb, and even avocados.

What are the best vegetables for salad? While some of the edible greens on this list may be eaten raw, more often than not, vegetables are cooked. So whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just a well rounded carnivore, enjoy this list of leafy greens and salad vegetables. Maybe you'll be inspired to go outside and hunt for your own leafy greens. Or maybe you'll just learn a few new things about the different types of salad greens before you eat that burger you really wanted anyway. Whatever the case, learning about these salad veggies may help you make healthy decision in the future. Eat up!

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Amaranth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Amaranthus cruentus

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Salad Rocket is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Eruca sativa

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Beet Greens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

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Bitterleaf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Bitterleaf Latin Name: Vernonia calvoana

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Chinese cabbage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Brassica rapa Chinensis group

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Broccoli Rabe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables

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Brussels sprout is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea Gemmifera group

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Cabbage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea Capitata group

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Flatweed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Flatweed Latin Name: Hypochaeris radicata

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Cauliflower is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea

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Celery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Apium graveolens

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Celtuce is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Celtuce Latin Name: Lactuca sativa var. asparagina

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Ceylon spinach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Ceylon spinach Latin Name: Basella alba

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Chard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Beta vulgaris var. cicla

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Chaya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Chaya Latin Name: Cnidoscolus aconitifolius subsp. aconitifolius

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Chickweed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Chickweed Latin Name: Stellaria

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Chicory is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Cichorium intybus

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Chinese cabbage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Chinese cabbage Latin Name: Brassica rapa Pekinensis and Chinensis groups

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Chinese Mallow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Chinese Mallow Latin Name: Malva verticillata

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Chrysanthemum leaves is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Chrysanthemum leaves Latin Name: Chrysanthemum coronarium

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Collard greens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea

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Corn salad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Valerianella locusta

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Cress is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Lepidium sativum

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Dandelion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Taraxacum officinale

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Endive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables
Latin Name: Cichorium endivia