Mizuna is an oriental vegetable distinguished by its elegant leafy look and attractive deep green colour. It is the young leaves that taste best when used raw, while the older leaves should be lightly cooked.
In fact the very name of mizuna greens has been inspired by the Japanese word More >
Romanesco is an edible flower, although it’s called broccoli, it’s really more of a cauliflower. This remarkable vegetable has many other culinary uses. It’s great with pasta and in stews and its tender than ordinary cauliflowers.
The vegetable originates in Italy, where it was first identified in the 16th century. More >
Garlic scapes are the flower stems that garlic plants produce before the bulbs mature. Growers often remove the scapes to push the plant’s energy toward bigger bulbs, and when harvested while they are young and tender, the scapes are delicious.
Garlic scapes usually are pencil thin as well as exuberantly More >
The African wild potato Hypoxis hemerocallidea is native to South Africa and belongs to the Hypoxidaceae family.
It is a bitter plant used for a wide variety of conditions, including diabetes, bleeding and prostate problems. It is popularly used by many people to make medicine.
Traditional healers have used the More >
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Broccolini, a popular vegetable said to be a cross between broccoli and the Chinese broccoli a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C and is of course cholesterol free which may prevent heart disease, cancer and aging by inhibiting the DNA-damaging effects of free radicals.
Vitamin C and vitamin More >
Celeriac can be described as a biennial or perennial vegetable and has similar growth habit and appearance like celery. It belongs to the carrot or Apiaceae family, its root features coarse, knobby, outer surface with small rootlets. However, only its root is used for cooking purposes and was originally grown More >
Delicata squash is a winter squash, a member of the Cucurbitaceae family and relatives of both the melon and the cucumber and comes in many different varieties. While each type varies in shape, colour, size and flavour, they all share some common characteristics.
Their shells are hard and difficult to More >
Skirret is a root vegetable. A powder made from the root is commonly used as medicine. It is even referred to as the “carrot of a different colour.” It is a cluster of sweet, bright white roots which adapt to any sort of cooking, be it boiling, stewing or roasting, More >
Topinambur also known as Jerusalem artichoke is a one year old plant, which is able to grow to the height 1-5meters. Native to eastern North America and belongs to the sunflower family of plants. Jerusalem artichokes can be eaten raw or cooked, and they make a nice, health boosting addition More >
Jicama, also known as yam bean, is a round, fleshy taproot vegetable of the bean family plant. Jicama is a perennial vine plant growing vigorously under semitropical and tropical climates.
It is often white in colour and adds a nice touch to salads if sliced and eaten raw, or it More >
Cassava, a perennial shrub belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family and is grown primarily for its storage roots which are eaten as a vegetable. The cassava plant is a woody plant with erect stems and spirally arranged simple lobed leaves with petioles (leaf stems) up to 30 cm in length.
It More >