Looking for some vegetables that start with F? In this post we’ll explore all the veggies starting with the letter F
There’s a Vegetable for Everyone! That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but there are certainly enough veggies out there to satisfy everyone.
This time, we’re focusing on vegetables that start with F. So dive in and explore these tasty options. Who knows, you might just find a new favorite!
- Frisee greens
- Flat cabbage
- Fava beans
- Fiddlehead greens
- French sorrel
- Flat bean pods
- French bean pods
- Fingerling potatoes
- Flint corn
- Field cucumbers
- Fluted pumpkin
- Feather leaf lettuce
- French breakfast radishes
- French dandelion
- Fat hen
- Field mustard
- Fairy ring mushrooms
- Filius blue pepper
- Frangipani flower
- Five color silverbeet
- Flat Italian onion
- Futsu squash
- Florentino tomato
And if you are looking for more ideas make sure to check this post with vegetables that start with D!
Frisee is a type of endive. It is vaguely similar to lettuce and has a slightly bitter taste. It’s also very healthy as it contains vitamin K, folate, iron and calcium.
The leaves of this cabbage are large, round and flat. They have a sweet flavor when young, but become increasingly bitter as they age.
Fava beans are actually a legume rather than a vegetable, but they’re very often enjoyed as a side dish. Favas are similar to fresh lima beans, and can be eaten straight from the pod or shelled and cooked.
Fava beans grow in a large pod. Much like fresh lima beans, the best way to eat them is to pluck them from their pods and enjoy!
Fennel is a vegetable that’s related to carrots and dill, and features prominently in Mediterranean cuisine. Though the fennel bulb itself can be eaten, it’s more commonly used to flavor dishes in a broth-like fashion.
Fennel is a root vegetable with a strong licorice taste. It pairs well with fish or white meat, and is often referred to as anise in recipes.
Fiddlehead ferns are actually a type of young fern that have just begun growing fronds – or leaves – after emerging from their protective shells.
These greens are the young leaves of ferns, before they develop into fronds or small flowers.
They have a unique, nutty taste that pairs well with fish and white meat. They are delicious when sauteed.
French sorrel is a member of the buckwheat family, and resembles spinach in appearance. It has a sharp, lemon-like flavor that can cause some users’ lips to become numb.
Feijoa is sometimes referred to as pineapple guava, due to its resemblance to both fruits.
It has a sweet flavor that’s somewhere between pineapple and mint, though it contains no mint at all.
Fenugreek leaves are best described as an earthy, smoky version of a spinach-like flavor. Its seeds have a very bitter flavor and a smell that some people find off-putting.
Flat bean pods
Flat, green beans pods that are usually about 4-5 inches long. They can be eaten raw or cooked.
French bean pods
French bean pods are a common dish in the Mediterranean region, and have a mild flavor that’s slightly nutty.
Fingerling potatoes have smooth skin and thin, finger-like shapes. They are often no larger than 2 inches long.
Flint corn is a variety of popcorn which features kernels with hard, pale, translucent shells. It is very similar to traditional Indian corn.
This type of corn comes in a wide variety of colors making it a beautiful corn that’s delicious and eye-catching.
Field cucumbers are much longer than common cucumbers, and feature bumpy skins. They have a much milder flavor than American cucumbers.
Fluted pumpkin is a type of winter squash. Its flesh has a bright orange color similar to sweet potatoes.
Fluted pumpkins have inedible flesh but they are cultivated for their seeds and leaved. Their seeds can be used to roast as snacks or to make flour.
Feather leaf lettuce
Feather leaf lettuce is a form of iceberg lettuce with long, ruffled leaves. It has a crisp texture and mild flavor.
French breakfast radishes
French breakfast radishes are small red or pink root vegetables that have a mild flavor similar to a traditional radish.
They are usually only about an inch in diameter, but can grow up to two inches in length.
French dandelion is a leafy green vegetable that’s related to endives and chicory. It has a bitter, earthy flavor similar to radicchio or mustard greens.
Fat hen is also known as goosefoot, due to its resemblance to a goose’s foot. It is a leafy green with a mild flavor similar to spinach.
Field mustard grows wild in moist areas of the Northern Hemisphere. It is often used in salads and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Fairy ring mushrooms
Fairy ring mushrooms are round, fleshy mushrooms that grow in large circles or arcs. They have a very earthy flavor and should only be eaten cooked.
Filius blue pepper
Filius blue peppers grow wild in Turkey and Greece. They are small, thin peppers that can be used fresh or dried. They have a deep blue color that gives them their name.
Frangipani flowers are small, creamy white blossoms that have a sweet fragrance. They are often used in perfumes and lotions.
They are also edible and can be served with salads.
Five color silverbeet
Five color silverbeet is a type of chard with white stems and veins, green leaves, pinkish-red midribs, and dark red edges.
Flat Italian onion
Flat Italian onions grow in small bulbous shapes. They are milder than common yellow onions and have a shallot-like flavor.
These are one of the most common onions in the grocery store, along with Bermuda onion.
Futsu squash is a type of winter squash with a flavor similar to sweet potatoes. Its flesh ranges from orange, butternut yellow or white.
Florentino tomatoes are large, red paste tomatoes perfect for canning or drying. They are very similar to Roma tomatoes, but will create plumper fruits because they have a thicker skin.