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14 vegetables you've probably never heard of

April 2, 2013, 3:07 p.m.
Kai-lan exotic vegetables

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Kai-lan

Sometimes referred to as "Chinese broccoli" on menus in the United States, kai-lan is a nutritious leafy green common in Cantonese cuisine. Its leaves make a delicious complement in any salad, and it can be served in any meal that might otherwise include broccoli. In fact, the hybrid vegetable broccolini is a cross between broccoli and kai-lan.