Chinese cabbage’s sweet, crunchy, and celery-flavored leaves are one of the most sought-after ingredients in the far East-Asian cuisine. Chinese cabbage is an annual, cool season vegetable. It grows best when the days are short and mild. As in cabbages, it grows to oblong shaped head consisting of tightly arranged crinkly, thick, light-green leaves with prominent, pale white veins.
Green beans provide us with important amounts of colorful pigments like carotenoids. The presence of these carotenoids in green beans is comparable to their presence in other carotenoid-rich vegetables like carrots and tomatoes.
Cucumbers are now known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol—three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as several cancer types, including breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.