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14 vegetables you've probably never heard of

By: Bryan Nelson on April 2, 2013, 3:07 p.m.
Dulse, exotic vegetables

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Seaweed found clinging to a shoreline might not be something that typically whets your appetite, but you might be pleasantly surprised by dulse. Common in the North Atlantic, this vegetable-of-the-sea is called "söl" in Iceland, and served in everything from soup to casseroles. It is a rich source of vitamin B and fiber, and a good source of vegetable protein.

It has also traditionally been used to help prevent goiter, as it contains plenty of iodine.