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 >
Essential oils have many health-promoting benefits. Many essential oils are now replacing toxic chemicals for household, industrial, and agricultural purposes. They are used in aromatherapy, natural perfumery, incense, and cosmetic products. Scents can usually be found in personal care products, such as perfumes, aftershaves, colognes, shampoos and conditioners, deodorants, lotions 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.
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Ensete or false banana is a very tall plant. It consists entirely of soft plant material but reaches up to 12m high and the trunk (or “pseudo-stem”) can be nearly a meter thick at the base. It is an extremely hardy and versatile crop with high nutritional value: rich in More >
Grape leaves, roots, seeds and the vines have been used for centuries for its health benefits. In some countries, grape leaves are typically steamed and stuffed with rice, ground meat, vegetables and herbs.
In the Middle East, countries surrounding the Mediterranean sea, Asia, and Africa, grape leaves have been used More >
Arracacha also known as white carrot is a kind of root vegetable which originally grows in the Andes and belongs to the Apiaceae or carrot family that is also used as an herb. These roots have a very high starch content that ranges between 10% and 25%. The tiny starch granules More >
Meyer lemons got its name because they were identified in 1908 by Frank N. Meyer, and are thought to be a cross between Eurekas or Lisbons and a mandarin orange and is sweeter than a regular melon. Today, Meyer lemons are grown commercially in California, Texas, and Florida. They are More >
Chalta or elephant apple is a fruit that is said to be native to China. The fruit thrives in swamps and semi -tropical forests in deep soil and humid atmosphere. The fruit is also said to possess tonic and laxative properties, and is used for abdominal pains. The bark and More >