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Apr 18, 2013 09:48 AM

Your Bottom Five Vegetables

Rank 'em, worst to even worster.

1. Every bean but pinto and green
2. Swiss chard
3. Eggplant
4. Brussels Sprouts
5. English peas

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  1. 1. beets

    2. brussel sprouts

    3. beets

    4. rappinni

    5. beets

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      LOL about the beets thrice mentioned. I once had a client who was adamant about not serving anything with beets in it. Turned out he once worked in a beet processing factory.

      1. re: alwayshungrygal

        German pickled beet salad is the only recipe that does not make me physcally gag. Just a phobia since I was a kid. And yes, I have tried them that way.

        1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

          "I have tried them that way," LOL. I like most vegetables but my hated ones are: Cabbage, brussels sprouts, sunchoke, bitter melon, and jackfruit. (I'm Indian, so the last two were vegetables that I was repeatedly forced to eat as a kid. "Just TRY it!" I always try it, and I always hate it!)

          1. re: Pia

            Ditto on the bitter melon. I pretty much love all vegetables. I am Asian, Spanish & Fijian and grew up in San Francisco with friends of every ethnicity. I have an adventurous palate....but why Anyone would eat bitter melon..I can't imagine. For those of you who don't know what it is...It is NOT a melon... but it is a vegetable & looks like a cucumber with vertical wrinkles. It is hollow but has seeds. It can be eaten raw or cooked and is extremely extremely bitter and leaves a long lasting bitter taste in your mouth. It is supposed to cure certain ailments. But in order to get me to take it in the event of an illness, you would have to put it in a capsule form. Oh but I do have a slight aversion
            to cooked bell peppers. I don't know why. It is a recent thing. Raw bell peppers are OK, I guess especially if part of a crudite platter. It seems like most people dislike the same least for the most part. I generally love the ones people hate: Brussels sprouts, turnips, beets, lima beans, bean sprouts. I guess I'm weird like that. My husband on the other hand resits most vegetables? Is it a genetic/sense of taste thing? What u ate while growing up or just an individual thing? Because everyone in my family: mom, dad, bro, sis -eat and love all fresh vegetables...we never ate canned or frozen.

          2. re: INDIANRIVERFL

            My sister would have ranked beets the same way as a child until the epiphany of eating fresh, non-canned beets. She loves them now. I have always loved them.

            But as long as I'm posting on this thread, my worst would be perhaps:

            1. cooked cauliflower (unless it is spiced up like in an Indian dish)
            2. does tofu count? (again, though, like cooked cauliflower, in the right blend of spices I'll eat it)
            3. just about every vegetable "medley" I've been served at a wedding.
            4. canned green beans.

      2. Beets, turnips, radishes, beets, and turnips.

        1. green bell pepper
          broccoli raab
          hot peppers
          Italian (flat) beans

          1. I think I really only have one...lima beans.

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            1. 1. okra
              2. lima beans
              3. all canned veggies
              4. green peppers
              5. 99% of grocery store/hot house tomatoes