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The green leafy vegetables are a good source of fiber in the diet. They also contain essential vitamins and minerals. Without the vegetables in normal diet one can get deficiency as listed below:

Green Leafy Vegetables Spinach, fenugreek, cabbage, lettuce, mint, coriander leaves and colocassia leaves.

Vitamin A, vitamin K, riboflavin, iron magnesium, sodium, fluoride and potassium.

Night blindness, keratinazation of skin epithelium, increased susceptibility to hemorrhage, cheilosis, [cracks at corners of mouth] dermatitis [cracks around nose and mouth]. Glossitis [inflammation of the mouth.] uncontrolled neuromuscular tremors undesirable calcification of soft tissues, anemia and dental caries.

Root Vegetables Beetroot, carrot, onions, potatoes, radish, sweet potato and yam. 

Potassium, sodium, and phosphorus.

Growth retardation, osmotic imbalance.

Other VegetablesBitter gourd, bottle gourd, brinjal, cauliflower, cucumber, drumstick, capsicum, French beans, ladies finger and tinda.

Calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, Carotene, magnesium, potassium and sodium.

Night blindness, scurvy, bone diseases like osteoporosis, irritability in infants, anorexia, anemia, growth retardation, osmotic imbalance, uncontrolled neuromuscular tremors and undesirable calcification.

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