There are a variety of healthy foods to choose from for an optimal diet and for a rich enhancement to recipes. From avocados in tacos to celery in a gumbo, certain health foods contain a great load of vitamins and minerals for a healthier version of you.
Some of these vitamins may sound familiar to you, such as calcium, vitamin C and vitamin A. Other types of vitamins, such as niacin, thiamine and riboflavin may sound foreign, but they're just as essential to a healthy diet. Examples of vitamin-rich foods includes spinach, carrots, broccoli and kale. Other lesser-known foods are also very healthy, such as navy beans, macadamia nuts and acorn squash.
We've compiled a list of 40 questions to test your knowledge on the vitamins and minerals that are in various types of foods. We'll show you the picture, and all you have to do is match the food to the vitamin. Think you can guess the vitamin in a tomato? Or how about the minerals in potatoes? Munch on this quiz now to test your food wits on all the types of vitamins and minerals!
Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, and a one-cup serving provides all the vitamin C you need in a day. Broccoli is also rich in potassium and vitamin K.
Dry-roasted peanuts are ground up very finely into what we know as peanut butter. The state of Georgia manufactures the most peanuts in the United States.
Carrots are a root vegetable that come in a multitude of colors, including purple, yellow and, most prominently, orange. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which actually turns into vitamin A.
Did you know that green bell peppers actually turn into red bell peppers if they're left on the vine for an extended period of time? Did you also know that these vitamin C-rich veggies are actually a fruit because they have seeds?
Sweet potatoes are a very versatile vegetable that are actually sweet in taste. These are perfect for sweet potato pie with brûléed marshmallows on top.
Almonds are shaped like small eggs with a small, pointed tip. These nuts are rich in vitamin E, much like hazelnuts and sunflower seeds.
Asparagus is prominent during the spring season and is rich in folate. Asparagus also sometimes goes by the nickname "sparrow grass."
Bananas are actually considered to be a type of berry! These also float in water because of their low density.
Chickpeas have quite a few nicknames, including Egyptian peas and garbanzo beans. These are also high in folate and potassium.
B12 is found in a variety of meats, especially fresh salmon. Many types of salmon can be found in the Pacific Ocean.
These are also called "black turtle beans" and can be found in many Southern dishes. Black beans also offer a good amount of protein and fiber.
Brussel sprouts are not very liked by most people because of their bitter taste, but these veggies are quite high in vitamin C. These are also popular in Brussels, Belgium.
Yogurt, like most dairy products, is rich in calcium. It's enjoyed in a variety of sweet and savory dishes around the world.
Chicken liver contains high amounts of iron, as well as protein and vitamin A. It's also very high in cholesterol.
Turnips are a root vegetable with quite a bit of vitamin K, as well as potassium and iron. They also provide lots of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Lycopene isn't considered an essential nutrient for humans, though it's found in many red-colored vegetables, including tomatoes. Tomatoes also provide lots of important nutrients, such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, and folate.
Soybeans are popular in Asian cuisine and contain high amounts of lysine. Lysine helps to promote tissue and collagen growth.
Wheat bran contains high amounts of magnesium. This mineral helps to promote bone strength.
Peanuts are popular at parties, bars and as a regular snack item. These are also rich in niacin, which helps to give you energy from the foods you eat.
This popular fish is bright orange in color and can be wild or farmed. Salmon offers a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for good brain health.
Kale is a bitter leafy vegetable that is popular in salads or roasted in the oven. Kale provides a lot of vitamin K1, which is good for bone growth -- but too much of it can also affect blood clotting.
Some research suggests that garlic may help prevent some types of cancer. It also contains high amounts of vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
Oysters don't just contain high amounts of vitamin B12; they also contain zinc, selenium and iron. Clams, scallops and mussels are also rich in vitamin B12.
You can get plenty of calcium from yogurt and milk, but not much from potatoes. But potatoes do contain a high amount of starch and other nutrients.
You might have snacked on sardines in the past, but did you know these are very nutritious? Sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for optimal heart health.
Blueberries contain a high amount of cancer-preventing antioxidants. They're also one of the most nutrient-dense berries you can find.
Though white bread does contain a lot of fiber, it doesn't contain choline. Choline helps to ensure proper nerve and brain functionality.
Dark chocolate has both bitter and sweet flavors and is sometimes combined with nuts or caramel for extra texture. Dark chocolate is not only high in antioxidants, but it may also aid with lowering blood pressure.
Pistachios are an incredible source of vitamin B6. They're also rich in potassium, fiber and protein.
Just like milk and yogurt, cheese contains quite a bit of calcium. Calcium is essential for strong bone health.
A single serving of beets can get you 20% of the recommended daily intake for folate, which is important for blood health. Beets are also popularly used by athletes to increase physical performance.
Though celery is quite bitter in taste, it's rich in a number of nutrients, including vitamin K. Eating celery is also said to help with gallstones, among other benefits.
Though wild mushrooms can be poisonous, the edible types are rich in vitamin B5. This vitamin helps to create blood cells.
Molasses is the syrup-like byproduct of refined sugarcane or sugar beets. It contains high amounts of vitamin B6, along with many other nutrients (though it's also, obviously, high in sugar).
Swiss chard is a large green vegetable that contains high amounts of biotin, which contributes to strong, healthy hair. It's also rich in antioxidants and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Avocados are actually a fruit because they contain a single seed. These buttery-like fruits are savory in taste and are popular on tacos and in salads.
Bran is the byproduct of flour during the milling process. This is a very healthy food that is rich in vitamin B6 and magnesium.
Thiamine is found in sesame butter -- also known as tahini -- and helps the body convert carbohydrates into energy. Other foods that contain thiamine include peas and navy beans.
Apricots contain a lot of vitamin A, which is used to ensure a strong immune system. Vitamin A is also said to promote good eye health and healthy skin.
Vitamin C is found in the sweet guava fruit, which is green on the outside and pink on the inside. Guavas is also a great source of fiber.