City of Yangju is located in the metropolitan area and institutional vegetables
have been developed here since long ago. Mengol Village
produces fresh vegetables, such as tomatoes, hot peppers, lettuces, and crown
daisy, throughout the year.
Tomato is an annual of the eggplant family and is sometimes called
annual persimmon. Tomatoes originated
from the western highlands in South America. They grow up to about 1m in height with many
stems covered with soft white hair. Tomatoes contain a lot of vitamins C, B1, and B2. Adding sugar to them might make them tastier
but will destroy a lot of its beneficial nutrients.
Hot peppers are another vegetable in the
eggplant family. In Korea, it
is one of the two most important sources of seasoning along with garlic. The hot taste of peppers come from capsaicin (C8H7ON) and the redness mostly comes from
capsanthin. Hot peppers contain 20 times
more vitamin C than apples and 2-3 times more than mandarin oranges. Its vitamin C contents are not easily
oxidized thanks to capsaicin and not much of its vitamin C is lost during cooking
compared to other vegetables.
and Crown Daisy
Lettuce is mostly used
to make salads and wraps. Lettuce is
full of vitamins and minerals and contains Lactucerin and Lactucin. Because Lactucerin and Lactucin kill pain and
slightly hypnotize people, it is thought that eating a lot of lettuce can make
you feel drowsy. Crown daisy is an
annual in the Compositae family of Campanulaceae group. It grows up to 1.5m in height. Originated from the Mediterranean, it is widely used as a type of vegetable. It evenly
contains various nutrients, except for vitamin D, and has a strong flavor that
stimulates your appetite.