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fruit vegetables [4]click to hear

Fruits of edible plants consumed as vegetables.
fruit vegetables [4] bitter melon zucchini pattypan squash crookneck squash straightneck squash chayote

bitter melon click to hear

Too bitter to be eaten raw, it is an ingredient in various kinds of Asian cooking, such as soups or steamed dishes.

zucchini click to hear

Small white-fleshed squash picked before fully ripe; it is an essential ingredient in ratatouille.

pattypan squash click to hear

When very ripe the flesh turns hard and white; its firm flesh has a flavor similar to the artichoke.

crookneck squash click to hear

The soft edible rind is covered in small ridges; best if picked very early, it can be eaten raw or cooked.

straightneck squash click to hear

The result of genetically altering the crookneck squash to eliminate the thin crooked neck; it is eaten raw or cooked.

chayote click to hear

This squash, grown mainly in tropical countries, is used in Creole cooking; the central stone can be eaten once cooked.