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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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    Asparagus
    Latin Name: Asparagus officinalis
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    Cardoon
    Latin Name: Cynara cardunculus
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    Celeriac
    Latin Name: Apium graveolens var. rapaceum
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    Celery
    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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    Garlic
    Latin Name: Allium sativum
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    Kohlrabi
    Latin Name: Brassica oleracea Gongylodes group
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    Kurrat
    Latin Name: Allium ampeloprasum var. kurrat
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    Leek
    Latin Name: Allium porrum
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    Lotus root
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    Nopal
    Latin Name: Opuntia ficus-indica
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    Onion
    Latin Name: Allium cepa
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    Prussian asparagus

    Prussian asparagus

    Latin Name: Ornithogalum pyrenaicum
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    Shallot
    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