10 Vegetables That Aren't As Nutritious As You Think

Iceberg Lettuce: While it's a popular choice for salads, iceberg lettuce is low in nutrients compared to darker leafy greens like spinach or kale.

Celery: Although celery is low in calories and hydrating, it lacks significant amounts of vitamins and minerals compared to other vegetables.

Cucumbers: While refreshing and low in calories, cucumbers have relatively low nutritional value compared to other vegetables with more vitamins and minerals.

White Potatoes: While potatoes are a good source of carbohydrates, white potatoes have a high glycemic index and are lower in nutrients compared to sweet potatoes or other colorful varieties.

Green Beans: While green beans are a decent source of vitamins and fiber, they are not as nutrient-dense as other vegetables like broccoli or Brussels sprouts.

Corn: Corn is high in starch and carbohydrates but lacks the same nutritional profile as other vegetables, especially when consumed in its processed forms like corn syrup or corn oil.

Peas: While peas are a source of protein and fiber, they are higher in carbohydrates compared to other non-starchy vegetables and may not be as nutrient-dense.

Artichokes: While tasty and fibrous, artichokes are not as nutrient-dense as other vegetables and are often eaten in smaller quantities.

Beets: While beets are rich in antioxidants and folate, they are also relatively high in sugar and may not be as nutrient-dense as other vegetables when consumed in large amounts.

Romaine Lettuce: While it's more nutritious than iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce still lacks the same nutrient density as darker leafy greens like spinach or kale.

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