Living in a foreign country in Australia, foodies, whether eating out or cooking at home, will inevitably encounter some weird ingredients that are different from China. Everyone will definitely ask, what is this? Can this leaf be eaten? How to eat it? Let’s eat today, the editor summarizes a few Australian vegetables that are "uncommon in China" for all foodies.

1. Artichoke


It is also called artichoke. Although it looks like a pangolin, this product is Asteraceae... and the edible part is the flower, so you can eat chrysanthemums. Rich in nutrients, especially the cynic acid contained in it is the most special. It can eliminate liver toxins, promote cell regeneration and fat digestion. It can also have a good therapeutic effect on indigestion. It is good for people who often drink alcohol or have high cholesterol. The best. As for how to eat this thing, it can be eaten raw if it is tender. It has a walnut aroma. Of course, it can also be stewed or fried. The taste is similar to that between bamboo shoots and mushrooms. It is very refreshing.

2. Brussels Sprouts


It’s still rare in China~ Although its taste may not be liked by everyone, the nutrition contained in spore cabbage ranks first among cabbage vegetables. It is a very good weight-loss food. ). The only problem is, how to eat it delicious? The foreigner just cooks it and puts the gravy on it for salad or barbecue side dishes, which is too rough. The method recommended by a friend is to remove the old leaves on the outside, cut in half, then sprinkle cheese and salt into the oven, bake on medium heat for 10 minutes, you can try it~

3. Fresh Asparagus


Some friends have eaten fresh asparagus, but it is not very easy to buy in China, and it is not cheap, but it is very common in Australian supermarkets, and the price is relatively good, so you can buy it often. Fresh asparagus is called the "King of Vegetables". The content of amino acids and vitamins is quite high, and trace elements are also much richer than other vegetables. It can regulate metabolism and improve immunity. It is very good for various chronic diseases including cancer. Good inhibition. There are too many methods for asparagus, and the soup and stir-fry are excellent. Foreigners usually roast them in the oven and add some salt and pepper to eat directly.

4. Leek


Some people say, cough this is not just green onions. Nonono, the Tucson pattern is broken, which is quite different from our Chinese green onion. However, the onions, garlic, and leeks are all from the Liliaceae family. After all, they look the same. They are not easy to divide, but Australian supermarkets do not sell scallions. Leeks are actually more nutritious, but they are often cut off and sold only for white, which is a pity. This leek can be used as a green onion, but it doesn't taste that green onion, so it can be used for soup.

5. Arugula-Rocket


The name is unfamiliar, but I am afraid everyone in Australia has eaten it. It is a very common salad dish, originally a European specialty. Because it has a strong sesame flavor and slightly bitter taste (Uh, although I didn't think it, but people say it is), the Chinese name is arugula. It has the effects of clearing away heat and liver, moisturizing the lungs and relieving cough, improving eyesight and diuresis. If you have poor eyesight or chronic coughing, it is best to eat more arugula. This dish is rarely sold separately. It is usually served directly in a mixed salad and can be eaten after mixing.

6. Okra


Okra is also a southern vegetable. Its most popular nutritional value is to invigorate the kidney. Isn't it a favorite? So it is also called tonifying kidney vegetable. And the taste of okra is smooth and not greasy. The rich pectin is not only cosmetic, but also helps digestion and protects the gastric mucosa. There is no problem with cold salad, hot stir-frying, stew, and deep-frying. The only thing to note is that before cooking, blanch it in boiling water for 3-5 minutes to remove the astringency.

7. Winter Squash, Butternut Squash, Butternut Squash


At first glance, this product is a gourd. When opened, it looks like a pumpkin, and it tastes like zucchini. It is really a big weird...For what should this thing count as, I finally found the answer on Google. The vegetable name is winter squash and squash. The genus is a variant of immature zucchini, so everyone is right. Although the color is the color of pumpkin, we should treat it as zucchini. It is better to make meat! If you fry it directly, remember to put some sugar, and of course the paste from the north, know how to raise your hand~

8. Basil (Basil)


Basil is a medicinal and edible aromatic plant with a strong smell similar to fennel. It is native to the subtropical zone and has refreshing and beautifying effects. It is generally sold in Australian supermarkets. As a food, basil is not only the finishing touch to Vietnamese rice noodles, but also an essential spice for Taiwan’s famous dish, Three Cup Chicken, and a frequent visitor to Western food. Adding basil leaves to salads or pasta is the easiest way. You can add basil to taste when making pizza, potatoes, fish, or meat in the oven. For convenience, you can also buy ready-made basil sauce to make an unusual green pasta.

9. Kale (Kale)


Another member of the cabbage family, there are often yellow and purple horticultural ornamental varieties in China. Kale is rich in vitamins and is a hot diet food, usually used for salads. However, this kind of vegetable will taste bitter when eaten raw. It is best to blanch the water when making a salad. It is also healthy and delicious to cook seafood.

10. Chard (Brassica oleracea)


Don't be surprised, it is just another western name for chard. However, Chinese chard is mostly green and white stalks, and you can often see red stalked chard in Australian supermarkets. The leaves of this vegetable are thick and tender, and it is delicious when chopped and fried like ordinary vegetables. Of course, most of these strange-looking vegetables can be used to make salads, but foreigners are very particular about the preparation of salad dressings. If you want to make the picture more convenient, it is good to use Chinese style cold dressing, just use boiling water to cook and mix with two spoons of the all-purpose old godmother...

11. Parsley (Parsley)


Parsley is also called parsley and French coriander. It is native to the Mediterranean coast and is generally eaten raw. It is an indispensable side dish and decoration in western food. The aroma of parsley is lighter than ordinary coriander, and it is suitable for braising seafood, making grilled meat and pasta.

Of course, there is still a lot of knowledge about vegetables that everyone needs to discover together. Finally, a Chinese-English comparison table of some Australian vegetables is attached for your reference.

1. Carrots Loose / retail carrots

2. Potato – Brushed/ Brushed potato

3. Alfalfa/Alfalfa

4. Asparagus/Asparagus

5. Baby Bok Choy

6. Baby Corn

7. Bean Shoots/bean sprouts

8. Beans – Borlotti/Lentils

9. Beans-Butter/Soy

10. Beans-Green/Mung beans

11. Beans-Snake

12. Beetroot/Beetroot

13. Broccoli/broccoli

14. Broccoli – Chinese (Gai Lum)

15. Broccoli – pieces/broccoli-divided

16. Brussels Sprouts/ Brussels sprouts

17. Cabbage – Chinese (Wong Nga Baak)/Chinese cabbage

18. Cabbage – Green/Green Cabbage

19. Cabbage – Red / Red Cabbage

20. Cabbage-Savoy / cabbage-savoy cabbage

21. Capsicum – Banana/banana-shaped pepper

22. Capsicum – Green/Green Pepper

23. Capsicum – Red/Red Pepper

24. Capsicum – Yellow / Yellow Pepper

25. Cauliflower/Cauliflower

26. Celery/ celery

27. Corn – Sweet/ Sweet corn

28. Mushrooms – Gourmet Oysters / Mushroom-Gourmet Oysters

29. Cress – Mustard/ Cress-Mustard

30. Cress Mix/ Hybrid Cress

31. Cucumber – Green/Green cucumber

32. Cucumber – Lebanese/Lebanese cucumber

33. Cucumber – Telegraph (Continental)/Cucumber

34. Eggplant/Eggplant

35. Eggplant – Baby/Small Eggplant

36. Eshallots/ oval small onions

37. Fennel – Baby/ Cumin

38. Garlic/ Garlic

39. Leeks/ Leek

40. Leeks – Pencil or Baby/ Small Leek

41. Lettuce – Baby Cos/ Lettuce

42. Lettuce – Butter/ Butter Lettuce

43. Mung bean sprouts

44. Mushrooms – Swiss Brown – 200g/Swiss Brown Mushroom

45. Onions – Brown/ Brown onion

46. ​​Onions – Pickling/ Onions-pickled products

47. Onions – Spanish (Red)/Spanish red onions

48. Onions – Spring/ Clockwork Onions

49. Onions – White/ White onions

50. Parsnip / Parsnip

51. Peas – Snow/ Snow Peas

52. Potato-Bintje/Potato-Bintje

53. Pumpkin – Butternut / Pumpkin-Butternut

54. Pumpkin – Jap/Japanese Pumpkin

55. Pumpkin – QLD Blue/Pumpkin-QLD Blue

56. Radish/radish

57. Rocket/Arugula

58. Salad Mix/Mixed Salad

59. Shallots/ onion

60. Spinach – Baby / Spinach

61. Sprouts – Snow Pea/ Snow Pea Sprouts

62. Squash – Yellow/ Yellow Pumpkin

63. Sweet Potato (Kumera) – 1kg/ sweet potato

64. Sweet Potato – Red or Kumera/ Red Sweet Potato

65. Tomato/tomato

66. Tomato – Cherry/ Cherry tomatoes

67. Tomato – Roma (Egg)/ Egg Tomato

68. Tomato-Vine Ripened/ Tomato-ripened on the vine

69. Turnip – Baby/ Little Turnip Cabbage

70. Witlof /

71. Zucchini – Green/ green pumpkin (a kind of pumpkin produced in summer)

72. Apple-Granny Smith/Apple-Green Snake Fruit

73. Apple-Red Delicious/Apple-Snake Fruit

74. Apple – Red Delicious (Small)-bag of 10/apple-snake fruit (small, ten per bag)

75. Apple – Royal Gala/Apple-Royal Gina

76. Avocado-eat now/avocado-has been cooked

77. Banana – Lady Finger/Banana

78. Blackberries

79. Dates/ Date Palm

80. Figs-Punnet of 5/Figs-a box of five

81. Honeydew Melon/Honeydew Melon

82. Kiwi Fruit / Kiwi

83. Lime/lime

84. Lychee/Litchi

85. Mangosteen/Mangosteen

86. Nectarine Yellow/Nectarine

87. Orange-Valencia/Orange-Valencia Orange

88. Papaya/papaya fruit

89. Passionfruit/Passion Fruit

90. Paw / Paw

91. Grape – Muscat/Grape-Muscat

92. Grape-Red Flame-Seedless/Grape-Red Flame-Seedless

93. Grape – White – Seedless/Grape-white seedless

94. Grapefruit/Grapefruit

95. Raspberries/berries

96. Rhubarb/Rhubarb

97. Rockmelon/Hami Melon

98. Seasonal Fruit & Vegetable Pack – $30.00/ Seasonal Fruit & Vegetable Pack

99. Peach-Red/Peach-Red

100. Pear – Beurre Bosc/Pear

101. Pear-Williams/Pear-Williams

102. Pineapple/pineapple

103. Pineapple – Bethonga Gold – Premium/Pineapple – Bethonga Gold – Premium

104. Plum-Yellow-1kg bag/Plum-yellow-one kilogram per bag

105. Rambutan/rambutan fruit

106. Strawberries

107. Carrots Loose / retail carrots

108. Potato – Brushed/ Brushed Potato——————– Washed Potato

109. Alfalfa/Alfalfa

110. Asparagus/Asparagus

111. Baby Bok Choy/Little Cabbage——————The (small) rapeseed by northerners

112. Baby Corn

113. Bean Shoots/bean sprouts

114. Beans – Borlotti/Lentils

115. Beans-Butter/Soy

116. Beans-Green/Mung beans

117. Beans-Snake

118. Beetroot/Beetroot

119. Broccoli-green cauliflower (green cauliflower)

120. Broccoli – Chinese (Gai Lum)

121. Broccoli – pieces/broccoli-divided

122. Brussels Sprouts/ Brussels sprouts

123. Cabbage – Chinese (Wong Nga Baak)/Chinese cabbage

124. Cabbage – Green/Green Cabbage

125. Cabbage – Red / Red Cabbage———-In fact, it is just red cabbage

126. Cabbage-Savoy / cabbage-savoy cabbage

127. Capsicum – Banana/banana-shaped pepper

128. Capsicum – Green/Green Pepper

129. Capsicum – Red/Red Pepper

130. Capsicum-Yellow / yellow pepper-the north is called green pepper

131. Cauliflower/Cauliflower—Cauliflower (Cauliflower) and

132. BROCCOLI corresponds, only white

133. Celery/ celery

134. Corn – Sweet/ Sweet corn

135. Mushrooms – Gourmet Oysters / Mushroom-Gourmet Oysters

136. Cress – Mustard/ Cress-Mustard

137. Cress Mix/ Hybrid Cress

138. Cucumber – Green/Green cucumber

139. Cucumber – Lebanese/Lebanese cucumber

140. Cucumber – Telegraph (Continental)/Cucumber

141. Eggplant/Eggplant

142. Eggplant – Baby/Small Eggplant

143. Eshallots/ oval small onions

144. Fennel – Baby/ Cumin

145. Garlic/ Garlic

146. Leeks/ Leeks——-similar to the big green onions we said (basically there are

Half a man's wrist is as thick as a green onion),

Leeks – Pencil or Baby/ Little Leek

Lettuce – Baby Cos/ Lettuce – what we call lettuce, and many places call it cabbage

Lettuce – Butter/ Butter Lettuce

Mung bean sprouts

Mushrooms – Swiss Brown – 200g/Swiss Brown Mushroom

Onions – Brown/ Brown onion

Onions-Pickling/ Onions-pickled goods

Onions-Spanish (Red)/Spanish red onions

Onions-Spring/ clockwork onions

Onions-White/ White onions

Parsnip / parsnip

Peas – Snow/ Snow peas


Pumpkin – Butternut / Pumpkin-Butternut

Pumpkin-Jap/Japanese Pumpkin

Pumpkin-QLD Blue/Pumpkin-QLD Blue



Salad Mix/mixed salad

Shallots/ onions

Spinach – Baby / Spinach

Sprouts – Snow Pea/ Snow Pea Sprouts

Squash-Yellow/ Yellow Pumpkin

Sweet Potato (Kumera) – 1kg/ sweet potato

Sweet Potato – Red or Kumera/ Sweet Potato


Tomato – Cherry/ Cherry tomatoes

Tomato – Roma (Egg)/ Egg Tomato

Tomato-Vine Ripened/ Tomato-ripened on the vine

Turnip – Baby/ Little Turnip Cabbage

Witlof /

Zucchini – Green/ green pumpkin (a kind of pumpkin produced in summer)

(The article comes from the Internet)