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1. Hello! I am a veggie, that resembles a baby tree. Sometimes my trunk is cut and only the crowns remain. I am high in vitamin C and A. I can be used with a variety of toppings, but prefer to be used with hot, melted cheese. Do you know who I am?
2. I'm a hottie of a veggie. I am considered to be one of the hottest in the world! Yup! you read correctly... among the hottest in the world! I am usually harvested when I am unripe and green. I am often confused with Scotch Bonnets. Which veggie am I?
3. In the United Kingdom I am known as aubergine. I am a deep purple color and can be breaded, broiled or baked. I can also be made into a parmigiana with melted mozzarella cheese. What name do I go by in the United States?
4. I am known as a butter bean, due to my creamy yellow color. I originally come from Peru. It is highly recommended that I be cooked before eating due to the amount of cyanogenic glycosides that I contain. Which bean am I more commonly known as?
5. In actuality I am fruit, but considered a veggie in the produce industry. I grow on vines and can also be breaded, fried, broiled, baked, stuffed...oh just about anything you can think of, you can do with me! In the United States, New Jersey growers are considered the best at growing me. What am I?
6. In the United States I am mainly grown in the great state of California. I am harvested once I am considered to be full sized and ripe. The growers pull my leaves over my head allowing me to remain a very pristine color. I can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled. Do you know which veggie I am?
7. I can be found growing wild on England's South Coast. I am also grown in villages in the Vales of Evesham and can be found in Worcestershire, England. In Evesham they call me sparrow grass, but what am I more commonly known as in the United States?
8. I have been told that I have the most beautifully yellow-laced eyes in the veggie world. When my lacey eyes are in full bloom, I am ready to be harvested; but only my tube can be taken for food, and it packs a punch! My skin can be brown, gold, red, and pink (Yes, pink!). What am I?
9. My crop can sometimes be stumped by a fungus, which in Mexico is called huitlacoche. I am usually grown in rows and my ethanol is added to gasoline. Flour is also made from me so that people can enjoy tortillas. I taste delicious made as a grit or hominy. What am I more commonly known as in the United States?
10. I am sometimes called a rutabaga or a swede. I have long green stalks and am a root vegetable. I come in various sizes such as baby, small and large. My skin that usually protrudes from the earth is a very lovely shade of reddish purple. Most people use a potato peeler to free me from my skin before cooking. I am used in salads, and sometimes used as a stock base for soups. What am I?
Source: Author JuniorTheJaws
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