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List of Vegetables That Start With P

The big topic of discussion in every family is what vegetables should be cooked today. While the cook has a hard time deciding one vegetable that is preferred by all, the family keeps bombarding him/her with multiple options.

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Food demands variety. You possibly cannot eat the same vegetable every day. So the least you can do if not cook is to know more about different kinds of vegetables and their names so that the next time someone asks you what you would like to eat, you have a listicle ready in your head. Well, a listicle of vegetables starting with P at least.

There are different kinds of vegetables available in different parts of the world. Root vegetables, bulb vegetables, flower vegetables, leaf vegetables are just a few types. Read about the vegetables beginning with P and you will surely discover different kinds of vegetables.

Vegetables That Start With P

Here is a list of all the vegetables that start with P. 

1. Pak Choy

pak choy
Pak Choy also known as Bok Choy [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
The first vegetable beginning with P is Pak Choy. Its scientific name is Brassica rapa subsp. Chinensis is commonly known as bok choy. The vegetable is a type of Chinese cabbage with a bulbous bottom and green leaf blades.

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2. Paracress

Paracress [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
One of the vegetables of letter P is Paracress. This is a species of a flowering herb and is used to add flavors. Its scientific name is Acmella oleracea. 

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3. Parsnip

Parsnip root vegetable [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
This is one of the root vegetables of letter P and is similar to radish or carrot. Its scientific name is Pastinaca sativa. It is whitish in color and has a sweet taste.

4. Peas

Peas [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
This vegetable is a seed pod with several spherical green colored seeds. Its scientific name is Pisum sativum.

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5. Pearl Onion

This vegetable should not be confused with onions as it has a single storage leaf. Its scientific name is Allium ampeloprasum var. Sectivum. This vegetable of letter P can be grown in home gardens and is used in pickles.

6. Pigeon Pea

pigeon pea
Pigeon pea [ Image Credit: Wikipedia }
Also known as red gram or tur, pigeon pea is another vegetable of letter P that is extremely popular in India and other parts of Asia and Africa. Its scientific name is Cajanus cajan. This legume is drought resistant and can be grown in areas with less rainfall.

7. Pignut

This plant is common in Europe and its scientific name is Conopodium majus. Its root can be powdered and used for various purposes.

8. Potato

Potato [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
This is probably one of the most common vegetables of letter P found in almost all parts of the world. Its scientific name is Solanum tuberosum and it has over 4,000 varieties. Potatoes are rich in starch and carbohydrates.

9. Potato Onion

Its scientific name is Allium cepa var. Aggregatum is also known as underground onion. This vegetable of letter P is planted from seed and not from the bulb.

10. Prussian Asparagus

prussian asparagus
Prussian Asparagus [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
Its scientific name is Ornithogalum pyrenaicum and its flowery shoots are consumed as vegetables. It is very similar to asparagus.

11. Prairie Turnip

This vegetable grows on the root of a perennial plant. Its scientific name is Ornithogalum pyrenaicum. It can be eaten raw, boiled or roasted.

12. Pumpkin

Pumpkin [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
This is a big round vegetable with smooth skin that is mostly yellow or orange in color. It originated in Mexico and tastes slightly sweet. This is the last vegetable that starts with P.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have answered most asked FAQs about the vegetables that commence with letter P.

1. Which of these vegetables are exotic?

Pak choy, also known as bok choy is Chinese cabbage. It originated in China. This leafy vegetable is loaded with antioxidants. Also, it is a good source of Vitamin C.

2. Which of the vegetables that begin with the letter P are common in India?

Vegetables such as potatoes, pigeon pea, pumpkin and peas are commonly available in India.

3. Which of these vegetables are available throughout the year?

In India, potatoes are available throughout the year. These starchy root vegetables are available worldwide. They are a good source of fiber and are rich in nutrients and vitamins.

Final Words

These are all the vegetables that start with P.

We tried to add every vegetable possible and are quite positive that these are the only vegetables starting with P. Nevertheless, it’s never too late to learn, so in case we have missed out on anyone, do let us know and we will gladly add it.

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