5 vegetables to avoid in monsoon

Monsoons provide relief from the scorching heat and rejuvenate nature. However, it also increases the risk of waterborne illnesses, bacterial infections and digestive problems. During this season, it becomes vital to give attention to the selection of vegetables, since some may be at risk for infection or harm our digestive system.

Here are 5 vegetables to avoid in monsoon


1. Mushroom

Mushrooms are liked by everybody. It may be cooked in a variety of ways, but you should avoid eating it during the monsoon. In the market, mushrooms are sold in closed boxes. Because it is closed, moisture collects, which can lead to the growth of mould and bacteria.

2. Eggplant

Brindajal is a common cause of fungal infections in people. Because of the high humidity during the monsoon, fungal growth rises, resulting in the growth of fungus.

3. Leafy Green Vegetables

It is recommended to take caution when consuming leafy greens like lettuce, spinach and cabbage during the rainy season. The wet and humid weather can cause extra moisture on these vegetables, making them ideal breeding grounds for germs and bacteria.

4. Root Vegetables

Root vegetables like carrots, radishes and turnips are often safe to eat during the monsoon. However, because of the high moisture levels in the soil during this season, these veggies absorb more water, making them watery and prone to rotting.

5. Sprouts

Sprouts are unquestionably healthful, but they need special attention and caution during the rainy season. The warm and humid atmosphere provides great growth conditions for germs such as salmonella and E. coli, which may easily affect sprouts.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.