Natto is a fermented food made of soybeans and is rich in vegetable protein. The fermentation of soybeans is common in traditional Asian and African culinary practice.
Natto is a traditional Japanese food consumed for at least a thousand years as breakfast with rice, on toast, or as sushi, and More >
Cabbage is a popular vegetable consumed all over the world and can be found in many varieties, like napa cabbage originated in China around 500 A.D which also belongs to the Brassica family.
The plant grows to oblong shaped head consisting of tightly arranged crinkly, thick, light-green colour leaves with white More >
Hominy is another name used to describe the dried maize kernels, and this common food is often made into grits.
The word hominy seems to have arisen from Captain John Smith’s extremely poor 1629 interpretation of the Algonquian word appuminneonash,meaning parched corn.
It is an excellent food that is packed More >
Sugarcane, a tall grass that has been eaten for centuries, it is often chewed and some people use it to make juice. Sugar is made into molasses and used as a sweetener and as syrup accompanying other foods, such as cheese.
Sugarcane is also used in rum production, especially in More >
Haricot also known as white beans are a good all-round food. They are rich in soluble fibre which helps to reduce the level of ‘bad’ cholesterol in the blood, thus cutting the risk of heart disease, strokes and even diabetes.
The beans are roughly oval shaped and flattened, with a pure More >
Sweet potatoes are not always orange-fleshed on the inside but can also be a spectacular purple colour. Sometimes it’s impossible to tell from the skin of sweet potato just how rich in purple tones its inside will be.
Some nutritional benefits from sweet potatoes simply may not be achievable unless More >
Vegetables are important for our everyday life, it help us to keep healthy and strong and fights against numerous diseases. String bean also known as green beans is one such healthy vegetable, consumed everyday all over the globe.
They are unripe or immature pods obtained from the bean plant belonging to More >
Fiddlehead ferns are young tender tightly furled new-growth shoots of fern family plant, usually of ostrich fern. Each fiddlehead is a tightly curled, deep green stalk measuring about 4 cm in diameter, reaching to the height of about 10-12 cm off the ground.
The tender shoots are covered with brown More >
Choy Sum is one of the most popular vegetables among the Chinese and is probably the most popular vegetable in Hong Kong. It is now also widely used in the western world; a member of the Mustard family is also referred to as a flowering pak choy or choy sum. More >
Black-eyed pea is a legume, a subspecies of the cowpea, grown around the world for its medium-sized, edible bean. They are white legumes with a small black dot resembling an eye.
Black-eyed peas (Vigna unguiculata) are a variety of the cowpea and are part of the family of beans & peas More >
Calabaza squash is found in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. Also known as ayote and West Indian pumpkin, the calabaza squash makes a good soup or pie and a healthy addition to any stew.
It is a creeping, annual tropical vine with large lobed leaves and More >