20+ Vegetables that Start with B

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Are you trying to find a list of vegetables that start with B? We’ve done the searching for you, and we’ll show you all the vegetables we’ve found that start with the letter “B.”  

1. Bamboo Shoots

If you’ve eaten a lot of Asian cuisine, you’ve probably come across bamboo shoots before. As the name implies, they come off types of bamboo. You’ll find them in tons of recipes and they can be purchased as canned, dried, or fresh.

2. Banana Squash 

The banana squash comes from incredibly diverse veggie family. Not only does it come in many varieties, but it has existed for over 4,000 years! As you might have guessed, the banana squash is longer, much like the fruit it’s named after.

3. Bean Sprouts

Sprouts are the earliest stages of a new plant that grow from a bean. You can cook them or eat them raw because they’re quite nutritious. You’ll find them a lot in Asian dishes.

4. Beet

Beets, also known as beetroot, are a common vegetable. They can be used for so many recipes and can even be used in food coloring or medicine.

Read Also: What Does a Beet Taste Like?

5. Belgian Endive

If you’ve never heard of the Belgian endive, it might be because you just call it an endive. The leaves of these plants have a bitter taste and are grown in such a way that they are prevented from turning green.

6. Bell Pepper

Bell peppers are pretty common in the United States. You can find them in three main color varieties: green, red, and yellow. They’re extremely flexible veggies and can be used for tons of foods, including stir fry, salads, and sandwiches. They can also be stored easily. Here’s our guide to freezing bell peppers.

7. Bitter Melon

Bitter melon is known by many different names, such as bitter apple, bitter gourd, or even balsam pear. Don’t let the name confuse you; in some culinary circles, the bitter melon is considered a vegetable rather than a fruit. Sometimes, it’s used in a recipe like stuffed peppers, where it’s packed full of other ingredients.

8. Black-Eyed Peas 

While quite a few people think of the band initially, black-eyed peas were first a legume. These beans are sometimes called cowpeas instead of black-eyed peas. 

9. Black Radish

Black radish comes from the prolific Brassicaceae family, which also includes famous plants like mustard and cabbage. It gets its name from the fact that it’s covered in dark-colored skin, although you’d find it’s actually white inside if you were to slice it open. 

10. Black Salsify

It might not sound like it, but black salsify actually comes from the sunflower family. Black salsify is filled with protein and vitamins like potassium, making it a very nutritious addition to your plate. 

11. Bok Choy

A kind of Chinese cabbage, bok choy sort of resembles a head of lettuce. Interestingly, bok choy is actually in the same family as mustard.

You can learn more about bok choy in our guide to what bok choy tastes like.

12. Boniato

You’ve probably seen a sweet potato before, but you might not have ever heard it referred to as a boniato! A boniato is a type of sweet potato that’s cultivated in the Caribbean region. Unlike its orange-colored cousin, boniatos have whitish flesh.

13. Borage

If left to its own devices, borage grows beautiful purple flowers that are shaped like stars. The leaves are the edible part, and their flavor is often compared to that of cucumbers. You can add it to your salads for a pleasant mild taste.

14. Boston Marrow Squash

The Boston marrow squash has an entirely unique shape. It’s small and thin at the top, but big and round on the bottom. In terms of flavor, it has a sweet, pleasant taste. 

15. Broadleaf Arrowhead

You might hear some people referring to broadleaf arrowhead as the Indian potato. This is because it grows edible tubers that taste like a mixture between potatoes and chestnuts. You can also make it just like you would make a potato by boiling, mashing, or frying it. 

16. Broccoflower

Imagine cauliflower but with a light green head instead of white and you’re picturing what broccoflower looks like. However, perhaps confusingly to some, broccoflower can also be white – just like cauliflower. 

17. Broccoli

Pretty much everyone has seen a head of broccoli. Resembling a stubby green tree, broccoli has a reputation as a nasty-tasting veggie among kids. Truthfully, it can be quite delicious, especially when it’s steamed or used in a stir fry.

18. Broccolini

Broccolini looks a lot like broccoli, except it has longer stalks and smaller heads. You can eat all parts of the plant, including the florets, stalks, and leaves. It’s a common ingredient in stir fries and is beloved as a steamed side dish in Japan. 

19. Brooklime

Brooklime is a delicate indigo-colored flower that grows frequently in European ditches or by small streams. It used to be found in many European salads, prized for its bitter flavor – just like arugula.

20. Brussels Sprouts

There are some studies that show that brussels sprouts are one of the least favorite vegetables in the United States. We say that’s a shame, though, because this cabbage family plant can be delicious when it’s cooked and spread across a flat bread or sauteed.

21. Burdock Root

Burdock’s taproot is commonly eaten as a root vegetable, much like carrots. This sweet-tasting veggie is frequently eaten in Asian cuisine in dishes like kinpira.

22. Butter Lettuce

Butter lettuce is a type of lettuce grown in the United Kingdom. Unlike the lettuce you’re used to, it has a sweet taste and soft texture. 

You can learn more about this tasty lettuce in our guide to what butter lettuce tastes like.

23. Buttercup Squash

Be careful not to confuse this squash with its similarly named cousin, the butternut squash! The buttercup is dark green skin and get pretty large, weighing up to five pounds. 

24. Butternut Squash 

Most people are familiar with butternut squash, which is also sometimes called the butternut pumpkin. Because of its faintly nutty taste and sweet flavor profile, it’s popular as a snack or stuffing in other foots such as ravioli. Just like pumpkins, you can also roast the seeds and eat them. 

 

Vegetables that Start with B

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