There are so many amazing veggies that start with the letter E, it’s hard to figure out where to even begin! We could talk about eggplant orarole. But those are too easy.
How about endive? It’s a great addition to any salad and full of flavor and fiber. There’s also escarole (a relative of endive), with a similar mild flavor. Whatever is your reason to go looking for a list of vegetables that start with E, you have come to the right place. Ready to go explore?
Endive is a type of lettuce and the edible part of this plant is its bitter leaves that are eaten raw or cooked. Raw, the leaves have a crisp texture and a subtly bittersweet flavor. The cooked leaves have a more firm texture. Endive has many variations in form, such as curly endive, scarole, frisee, escarole and radicchio. Its used as an ingredient in salads and sandwiches. Its nutritional values is high in fiber, folic acid, potassium and vitamins A and C.
Escarole is a type of green leafy vegetable that is light green in color. It has a pungent odor and bitter taste, similar to the flavor of escarole. The leaves are slightly curly, and can be eaten raw or cooked. Dried escarole can be reconstituted by adding boiling water. Its nutrition content is high in calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. It is used as a salad ingredient and in soups.
Ensete and guinea corn are cultivated as cereal staples in Northern Africa and Southern Europe, but they are also eaten as a side dish staple in the Americas. They are commonly used to make dumplings, breads, grain salads, soups, stews and casseroles. The root is harvested while the plant is still green and its fibrous autumn leaves are used as fodder. In multiple African cultures it is used as medicine; however there is little medical evidence that it has medicinal value
Elephant Foot Yam
Elephant foot yam is a tuberous root vegetable that is used in much the same way as regular yam. The elephant foot yam has larger, thicker roots and has a lower starch content than regular yams. In many African countries, elephant foot yam is eaten with side dishes of meat or goat. In the Caribbean it is used in stews or soups, or cooked in casseroles with chicken or fish. It has a pleasant earthy flavor and isn’t too fibrous for most people to eat raw. Elephant foot yams are hard to come by in the United States because they are mainly grown and sold as famine food to regions experiencing food shortages.
Earthnut pea is a legume native to southern Africa with high levels of protein and fiber. Earthnuts are a fast-growing, frost-tolerant perennial crop that can mature within 100 days of seeding. The leaves of the earthnut pea plant can be eaten fresh or dried and the seeds can be eaten when they’re roasted, ground into flour or used as an ingredient in baked goods. Earthnuts have a similar flavor to peanuts and due to their protein content are used as an alternative for people who are allergic to peanuts. Peeling after roasting or cooking is recommended before eating the seeds.
Elephant garlic is grown for its large, white bulbs. The flavor is described as milder and sweeter than a traditional garlic bulb. It can be enjoyed raw or used in a variety of dishes such as salads, soups, stews and stir-fries. Nutrition information for elephant garlic is comparable to that of traditional garlic bulbs except for lower sodium levels. Also known as jar garlic, giant garlic and elephant onion.
Edamame contains a high concentration of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is commonly prepared in the pod, boiled or steamed and served as an appetizer or snack. Edamame are also used in the preparation of miso soup, tofu, soy sauce and vegetarian sushi. It is rich in vitamins A, C and E and minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium.
Eggplant is a member of the nightshade family, which also includes tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and tobacco. An eggplant’s seeds are edible and delicious when fried or baked. They can be cooked as a vegetable dish or added to other dishes such as pizza along with other vegetables like mushrooms, peppers, onions, and spices. Its nutritional value is in its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting properties.
This was our comprehensive list for Vegetables That Start With E. Have you tried any from this list? Let me know in the comments section.