Oriental Vegetables

This category are not just famously grown for Asian dishes, they are now increasing in popularity and found growing in many local gardens. Oriental vegetables are versatile and add exceptionally unique flavours, textures and colours to stir-fries and salads.Vegetables that have originated in the East and Southeast Asian countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam are called ‘Asian Vegetables’ or ‘Oriental crops’.

  • White eggplant's outer skin is smooth and bright white with one bulbous end that tapers slightly to a green calyx. Its cream-colored inner flesh is dense with edible white seeds. When cooked,  they're creamy and mild, with a light sweet flavor. Origin: Honduras Availability: Year-Round  
  • Thai Eggplant

    $0.99 each
    Thai Eggplant may be stir-fried, grilled, cooked as tempura or used in creamy Asian soups and curries. It is seedy but its flesh softens rather quickly and absorbs flavors well. There is no need to peel the skin before cooking.
    Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala Availability: Year-Round
  • The Indian Bitter Melon is a tropical vine that bears a distinctive fruit which is bumpy, green, and elongated. The fruit of the bitter melon contains large, flat seeds, a thin flesh layer and a thick rubbery skin.  Asian cultures believe that bitter melon can prevent malaria, treat diabetes and fuel metabolism. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, USA Availability: Year-Round
  • American Okra

    $4.99 /pound
    Known for its lean flavor, resulting in an indispensable ingredient in stews, curries, deep fried, or grilled. In addition, Okra is a rich source of dietary fiber which eases digestion. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua. USA Availability: Year-Round
  • Chinese Eggplant is set apart by its long, thin shape, and unique purple color. Additionally, its flesh is typically white, meaty, and nearly seedless. It has the sweetest flavor of all eggplant varieties; low in calories and a good source of fiber. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, USA Availability: Year-Round
  • Bunch Chives flower, or garlic chives, are similar to chives but this ones actually taste like garlic. They're not hollow, and they have flat, broader leaves and white flowers. If you're looking for a delicate garlic flavor, this herb is the best option. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala Availability: Year-Round  
  • Parvol

    $3.99 /bag
    8 oz Parvol is a popular vegetable in India. It is known there as a green potato and it resembles a small cucumber or squash. It is very versatile since it may be cooked in different ways such as boiled for soups, curried or fried. Origin: Dominican Republic Availability: Year-Round  
  • Chinese Bitter Melon is a green, cucumber-shaped vegetable with a unique bitter taste. Typically grows in countries with a tropical climate. Very popular in Asian cooking . Similarly, famous for its effects on obesity and diabetes. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, U.S. Availability: Year-Round  
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    Long Squash

    $1.00 $0.80 each
    Long squash or "Bottle Gourd" is often considered to be of African decent but it is also common in Europe and Asia. The long squash is very similar to zucchini and it is grown in warm climates. The outer skin can go from yellow to green while the inner flesh is firm textured, white in color and contains seeds Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, USA Availability: Year-Round    
  • Tindora

    $2.99 /bag
    8 oz Tindora is a  small Indian vegetable resembles a cucumber and is green with white lines. It has very thick skin and its flesh is white filled with small seeds. It’s seeds spread like wildfire, climbing and occupying every inch of the soil. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, USA Availability: Year-Round  
  • Long Squash has a mild flavor which becomes increasingly bitter as it matures. Used most often in cooked applications. When young, it can be utilized with skin on or when more mature the skin can be removed for a more tender texture. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, USA Availability: Year-Round
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    Snake Gourd

    $3.99 $3.19 each
    1 unit Snake Gourd is a tropical vegetable that thrives in hot temperatures. It grows on a climbing vine. Snake Gourd tend to curl as they grow, and must be trellised and weighted at the end of the fruit, in order for them to grow straight. Origin: Honduras Availability: Year-Round
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    Thai Okra

    $0.89 $0.71 each
    Thai okra has all the versatility of the beloved vegetable we are familiar with, just with an Asian flair. Thai okra is a good source of vitamin C and fiber. Origin: Dominican Republic Availability: Year-Round  
  • Fuzzy Squash

    $1.29 each
    Fuzzy Squash has a thick skin covered in small white hairs. The skin is edible but the hairs should be removed, most people peel the skin away. It may be sliced, cubed for stir frying or used in soups. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala Availability: Year-Round  
  • Chinese Okra

    $1.99 each
    Chinese Okra is similar to regular okra in color and shape. It is long with a ridged green skin and thin ends. It also has a spongy, slightly fibrous creamy white flesh. Its flesh is tender and similar to zucchini in flavor. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala Availability: Year-Round