Including a wide range of vegetables in our diet helps to ensure we are consuming several key vitamins and minerals, important for maintaining a healthy body. You can maximise the amount of nutrients you are getting from your veggies by ensuring you consume a range of colours (eat the rainbow!) and cooking your veggies in the best way to minimise nutrient loss (see www.veggycation.com.au cooking-vegetables for more on this).
A balanced diet should always have a range of colours on the one plate. Try and include vegetables in every meal if you can!
With 94% of Australian households purchasing carrots, 82% of households purchasing lettuce, and 92% of households purchasing onions. A 2016 Nielsen Homescan study also found that Australian households are increasingly purchasing more cauliflower.