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Vegetables with multiple edible parts

Scientific Name

Common Name

Edible Parts

Cucurbita maxima

squash

fruit, seeds flower, shoots

Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

winged bean

pods, shoots, flowers

Moringa oleifera

horseradish

pods, flowers, leaves

Colocasia esculenta

taro

cone, leaves, petiole

Hibiscus sabdariffa

red serrel

fruits, leaves, petiole

Sesbania grandiflora

sesbania

fruits, flowers, leaves

Ipomoea batatas

sweet potato

tubers, Ieaves, petiole

Vigna sesquipedalis

string bean

pod, shoots

Sechium edule

chayote

fruits, shoots

Raphanus sativus

radish

roots, leaves

Momordica charantia

bitter gourd

fruits, shoots

Capsicum anuum

green pepper

fruits, leaves

Allium cepa

onion

bulbs, leaves

Allium sativum

garlic

cloves, leaves

Vigna sinensis

cowpea

pods, shoots

Dolichos lablab

lablab bean

pods, shoots

Pachyrrhizus erosus

yam bean

tubers, young pods

Apium graveolens

celery

leaves, stems

Brassica oleracea var. acephala

kale

leaves, stems

Petroselinum crispum

parsley

leaves, stems

Ipomoea aquatica

swamp cabbage

leaves, petiole

Citrullus vulgaris

water melon

fruits, seeds

Abelmoschus esculentus

ladyfinger

fruits, seeds

Brassica chinensis

pechay

leaves, flowers

Brassica juncea

mustard

leaves, flowers

Amaranthus gracilis

amaranth

leaves, seeds