Yamaguchi, M. Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis, California.
- Chinese cabbage
- Bok choy/pak choy
- Oriental winter radish (daikon)
- Edible podded peas
- Yard-long bean
- Bean sprouts
- Jicama or yam bean
- Chinese winter melon
- Balsam pear
- Chinese okra
- Water spinach
- Additional Reading
Vegetables that are prevalent in Asian cuisines, but less well known in Western diets. Oriental vegetables are very important in Asian countries, but are considered as minor crops in the United States and Europe. However, there has been an increased interest in these crops because of their unusual flavors and textures. In addition, many of these vegetables possess high nutritional values, especially with regard to their protein, vitamin, and mineral contents. Some of the more common oriental vegetables are described in the following text. See also: Asia; Food; Horticultural crops; Nutrition
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