Virtually any vegetable can have a sweet taste, but there are some that start with the word ‘sweet’.
It is one of the first vegetables that come to mind when you think of sweet tasting vegetables. Sweet potatoes are loaded with healthy nutrients, including vitamin C and manganese. It produces a sweet sugary syrup when cooked, giving it its signature sweetness.
Sweet Corn is loaded with healthy antioxidants and high levels of dietary fibre. It is a fair source of energy and has a mild sweetness that is often enjoyed as a snack. Sweet corn is one of the most popular vegetables and is used in many recipes.
Sweet peppers are also known as bell peppers and are crunchy, sweet in flavour and extremely nutritious. They are filled with antioxidants and are rich in vitamins A, C and E. They are an all-rounder vegetable, and can be eaten raw, cooked, added to salads, or even blended into sauces.
Other Sweet Vegetables
Other vegetables that start with the word ‘sweet’ include:
- Sweet Onions – A milder and sweeter tasting onion, with a less intense flavour.
- Sweet Peas – An early species of pea, it has a naturally sweet flavour.
- Sweet Potato Leaves – The leaves of a sweet potato and are often cooked like spinach.
- Sweet Potato Greens – These greens have a sweet, spicy and slightly bitter flavour.
Eating a variety of sweet vegetables can be both delicious and nutritious. Whether they are boiled, fried, mashed or roasted, adding sweet vegetables is an easy way to incorporate them into your diet.