05/04/2013 12:59 pm ET Updated May 05, 2013

Weird Vegetables You've Probably Never Heard Of (PHOTOS)

From Mother Nature Network's Bryan Nelson:

Think you don't like to eat your veggies? Maybe you're just bored with the options. The truth is, the world is full of edible, healthy and flavorful roots, stems and leaves, the vast majority of which you've probably never tasted.

In the spirit of culinary adventure, we hope this list will prompt you to titillate your palate with something new. Try replacing those carrots, potatoes, lettuce or celery with one of these exotic vegetables — that is, if you can find them.

14 Veggies You've Never Heard Of