Last updated 06 May 2014

The Health Benefits of Tropical Vegetables

Organically grown fresh produce contains a much higher level of nutrients than regular produce.

Boy Choy / Xiu Pak Choy / 小白菜/清江菜
  • Vitamin C, Vitamin A and calcium: improves skin complexion
  • Fiber-rich: improves bowel movement, prevents constipation
Broccoli / 花椰菜(绿)
  • Vitamin A, C: anti-oxidant
  • Folic acid
  • High fiber
  • Vitamin K: helps blood clotting during injury, reduce harderning of arteries
  • Phytochemicals: anti-oxidant
Kailan (Kale) / 芥蓝
  • Rich in calium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fiber, folic acid, Vitamin K
Lettuce / 生菜
  • Good source of chlorophyll and Vitamin K
  • Vitamin A, B1, B2, C, folic acid, manganese and chromium
Celery / 西芹
  • Phytochemicals: anti-cancer, lowers blood pressure, alleviates migraines
  • Helpful in alleviating arthritic and muscular aches and pains.
Choy sum / 菜心
  • Vitamin C, E: anti-oxidant, improves skin complexion, strengthens immune functions
  • Vitamin B1: strengthens nerve functions
  • Vitamin B2: aids the processing of fats and amino acid
  • Folic acid, calcium, magnesium: improves bone health
  • Carotenes: anti-oxidant, anti-cancer
Cabbage (green/red), Chinese / 高丽菜(绿/紫)
  • Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, Vitamin B6, calcium, biotin, magnesium and manganese
  • Phytochemical: powerful anti-oxidant and anti-cancer
  • Glucosinolates: detoxifies and eliminates harmful chemicals and synthetic hormones.
Cauliflower white/purple 花椰菜(白,紫)
  • Vitamin K and C
  • Potassium, fiber, phosphorus, Vitamin B complex
  • Anti-cancer
Pumpkin 南瓜
  • Beta Carotenes and fiber
  • Vitamin B1 and C, folic acid
  • Pantothenic Acid (Vit B5): alleviates stress
  • Potassium: strengthens kidneys, heart and nerves
  • Protection against cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes
  • Pumpkin seeds are helpful in reducing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Carrot 红萝卜
  • Beta-carotene: Promotes good vision
  • Anti-cancer, anti-oxidant
  • Rich in fibre, Vitamin K
  • Biotin: promotes healthy hair, skin, nails, helps in the metabolism of fat, protein and carbohydrates 
Radish 白萝卜
  • Rich in Vitamin C
  • Rich in Calcium
  • Anti-cancer properties
  • Helps in the flow of bile, strenghtens gallbladder, liver and improves digestion
Beetroot 甜菜根
  • Folic acid: helps to digest protein for formation of red blood cells and DNA
  • Betacyanin (red pigment): powerful cancer-fighting agent
  • Fiber rich: helps with bowel movement and reduces cholesterol
Turnip / Sengkuang
  • Vitamin C, fiber, folica acid, manganese, pantothenic acid, copper 
  • Good source of Thiamine, potassium, niacin, and magnesium 
  • Rich in Vitamin B6, E, folic acid and riboflavin
  • Low calorie starchy root
Long bean, French bean, flat bean, 4-angle bean 长豆,桂豆,4菱豆, 扁豆
  • Low in fat 
  • Excellent source of protein and complex carbohydrates
  • Folic acid and trace minerals for growth and development
  • Iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and potassium
  • High fiber: regulates blood sugar. It helps diabetic conditions, hypoglycemia and insulin resistance
  • Promotes heart health due to rich fiber content, anti-oxidant, folic acid, Vitamin B6, and magnesium
Mung bean sprouts / Taugeh 绿豆芽
  • Sprouted vegetables are nutrient-dense food. Vitamin E increases substantially during sprouting process 
  • Organic mung beans sprouts are grown without using synthetic growth accelerators and bleaching agents.
Okra / ladies finger 羊角豆
  • Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, fiber, calcium, folic acid
  • Beneficial to pragnancy health
Chayote 佛手瓜
  • Rich in Vitamin C, fibre, trace minerals
  • Low in calories, low in sodium