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Tasty Stem & Bulb Vegetables

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Do you like asparagus and garlic? How about leeks? What is a leek, even? Well, it's one of the delicious veggies on this list of stem and bulb vegetables, of course! These are edible plants in which the leaves, stems, flowers, or roots are edible. Bet you didn't think you'd ever eaten a flower! This list does not include edible plants that are funguses, seeds, or treated as fruits. It only includes edible stems and vegetable bulbs. 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 also used to make sweet dishes, such as carrots, rhubarb, and even avocados. What a world!

While some of the vegetables on this list may be eaten raw, more often than not, stem vegetables and edible bulbs are cooked. So whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just a well rounded carnivore, enjoy this list full of bulb and stem vegetables examples.
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    Latin Name: Asparagus officinalis
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    Latin Name: Cynara cardunculus
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    Latin Name: Apium graveolens var. rapaceum
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    Latin Name: Apium graveolens
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    Elephant garlic
    Latin Name: Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum
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    Florence fennel

    Florence fennel

    Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce
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    Latin Name: Allium sativum
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    Latin Name: Brassica oleracea Gongylodes group
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    Latin Name: Allium ampeloprasum var. kurrat
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    Latin Name: Allium porrum
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    Lotus root
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    Latin Name: Opuntia ficus-indica
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    Latin Name: Allium cepa
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    Prussian asparagus

    Prussian asparagus

    Latin Name: Ornithogalum pyrenaicum
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    Latin Name: Allium cepa Aggregatum group
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    Spring Onion/Scallion

    Spring Onion/Scallion

    Latin Name: Allium wakegi
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    Welsh onion
    Latin Name: Allium fistulosum