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’.

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    American Okra

    $4.99 $3.99 /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 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  
  • 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
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • Dosakai

    $1.69 each
    Dosakai is a type of melon, small in size and round in shape. As it matures, its skin goes from green to yellow. It has a firm, watery, white flesh. Additionally, it can be consumed both raw and cooked. 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  
  • Guar Bean

    $2.49 /bag
    8 oz  Guar Bean is small to medium in size. Its pods are green with a slimy, soft texture. They have a slightly bitter taste. Additionally, they are high in fiber and vitamins. Great for soups, stir-fries, and salads. Origin: Dominican Republic 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
  • Indian Eggplant is very popular in Indian cuisine. It is about the size of a tomato and almost perfectly round. Additionally, it has dark, purple skin, and it is sweet and tender with very few seeds. Entirely edible, including the seeds. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, U.S. Availability: Year-Round    
  • Indian Okra

    $3.99 /pound
    Okra, or bhindi is a delicious pod that is an indispensable ingredient in stews, curries, deep fried or grilled. Easy to grow and extremely productive. In India, okra is referred to as “Ladies Fingers”. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, U.S. Availability: Year-Round  
  • Long Squash

    $1.00 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