Vegetables You Can Eat Every Part Of

You have been missing out if you have not tried veggies’ stems! It can be confusing to remember which stems you can and cannot eat. Read on to know which vegetables you can eat every part of!

Western people used to eat the stems of basic veggies. Although eating the stems may not be attractive, they are a part of the vegetable that can be eaten and tastes nearly identical to the vegetable itself.

Also read about the Healthiest Leafy Greens, Vegetables for Salads, and Root Vegetables.

Here are some best veggies we can eat root to stem:


basket of asparagus on wood

Asparagus is a type of stem veggie that combines well with a variety of foods. Grilling asparagus, frying it in a pan, or boiling it in water are all options.

You can prepare the asparagus whole, without separating any portions, however, the bottom half of the stem can be difficult to eat.

If that’s not your cup of tea, start removing the end of the asparagus and continue to cook the rest. Despite matter how you prepare asparagus, adequately seasoning it is an essential part that will make all the difference.


broccoli head on plant

Broccoli is a veggie that almost everyone has tried in different dishes and salads. The stem of broccoli can also eat. It is a healthy vegetable that may be consumed fresh or cooked.

Broccoli resembles a tiny tree, with the stem resembling the tree and the tiny bushes representing the foliage or flowers. Fresh and cooked, all portions of the broccoli tree are nutritious.

Remember that the stem is a firm piece that might be difficult to bite when fresh, but the fibers dissolve down at high heat, softening it significantly. 


rhubarb stalks close up

The delicious stalks or stem of the plant is known as rhubarb. Rhubarb is a vegetable that is commonly used in salads and desserts.

That isn’t exactly accurate; rhubarb can be found in many salad recipes. The edible component can be consumed both cooked and fresh, however raw consumption is harsh and sour.

Cooking them in sugar and pairing them with delicious berries, creates the right balance of sour and sweetness. When purchasing rhubarb, the color of the stalks makes a clear difference in flavor.


celery stalk bunches

Celery’s stem is the most commonly consumed portion. The leaves are also edible. The celery leaves and stems can both be eaten raw or cooked.

Fresh celery can be sliced into tiny chunks and eaten as a snack, most typically as sticks that can be dipped in any sauce or added to a salad.

The stems can be added to stock or broth to add taste. Cooked celery is usually made into soups, stewed, stir-fried, or just eaten raw.


radish plant and bunch close up

The roots, leaves, and stems, of the radish, are all nutritious, although the bottom section of the stem is difficult to eat.

The section of the stem nearest to the root maintains stiff even when cooking. On the base of the radish, you will find the stems. The leaves and stems of radish are ideal for making soup or broth.

Radish stems and leaves are customarily discarded, which is a waste of perfectly good food. Greens from radish can be cooked, roasted, grilled, steamed, or eaten fresh and have a spicy flavor.


white kohlrabi plant

Kohlrabi flavor is comparable to broccoli stems but with a mild peppery flavor. However, it also has a sweeter flavor than broccoli.

Both the stems and the greens are nutritious, with the stems being particularly good in salads. It prepared with same method as collard greens or kale, but for a little longer.

Baked, steamed, sautéed, stir-fried, boiled, and grilled items are all options. It’ll most usually be too hard if the stem isn’t developed sufficiently. Cut a portion of the stem and take a bite out of it to see whether this is accurate.

Brussel Sprouts:

white bowl of brussels sprouts

Brussel sprouts are frequently provided without the stem, thus eating the whole veggie is unique. Sprouts are sometimes sold on the stem in some supermarkets and marketplaces.

The stem is delicious and can be used with the sprouts in a dish. I suggest roasting the sprouts and stem in the oven, then adding butter and your chosen spices and roasting for a bit.

Cut the stem into tiny chunks. Because the stem isn’t quite as soft as the sprouts, it adds a wonderful structure to the usually mushy Brussel sprout center.


bunch of carrots on wood

Carrot stems often called carrot tops, are nutritious and have a bitter flavor that can be utilized to flavor a variety of meals.

Boiling the greens will reduce the bitterness but not eliminate it. Rather than throwing the carrot tops, start using them in the recipes. They work well in salsas, salads, and homemade sauces.


curly kale leaves on a wooden cutting board with a gray background

Kale stems are tasty, even if they aren’t as attractive as the leaves. Cooking is required to separate the rough particles and make them chewable. To soften the stems sufficiently, boil them for a few minutes before frying or cooking.


fennel bulbs and leaves close up

Fennels resemble a variety of underground plants, such as several forms of onions. It is a bulb with several stems or stalks growing from it.

Although fennel stems are just as delicious and flavorful and can be utilized in a variety of different ways. The roots are hard and have a little licorice taste.

They can be eaten fresh or used in meals. If eating the stem uncooked, slice it into thin slices to break the fibers and make it much easier to digest.

Boiling the stem softens it significantly. Pasta, juices, salads, and toppings for the best foods can all be made with fennel stems.


Vegetable stems, provide nutrients. From one veggie stem to another, the number of nutrients and their density varies. The veggie itself can be considered to be in the same category.

The leaves and stems of certain vegetables might carry far more vitamins than the majority of the veggie. If you are not confident whether a veggie component is edible, don’t eat it. Some stems or roots may contain large concentrations of chemicals that are harmful to health.

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