Vegetables

A vegetable is an edible plant or part of a plant, such as seeds, leaves, stalks and roots. The numerous vitamins, minerals and food fibres present in vegetables are extremely important to human health and well-being.

Vegetables contain nearly ninety percent water, virtually no fat and, usually, few carbohydrates, which keep their calorie count very low. To provide your body with sufficient valuable vitamins, minerals and food fibre, we recommend three portions daily of 120 grams each.

How many vegetables should you eat, in order to meet the portion requirement is noted next to each vegetable.

References for Nutritional Value Tables:

  • • SGE, BAG, ETH. Swiss Nutritional Value Tables. Bern, 20012.