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 >
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Huckleberries are small and round and they can be found in blue, crimson, and purple or in very dark blue colour. These berries can be very sweet to taste or even sour.
These berries belong to the family Ericaceae and are not only good to taste, but, are also useful for More >
Chokecherry is a fruit that belongs to the cherry and berry family of the bird-cherry species. Chokecherry was widely employed medicinally by many native North American Indian tribes who used it to treat a variety of complaints, valuing it especially for its astringency and beneficial effect upon the respiratory system. More >
Chokeberry or Aronia is a small berry packed with health benefits especially its tea that can be found in the form of tea bags in health food stores. Fresh aronia berries are commonly used to make juice, jam, syrup, and wine.
Dried aronia berries, which are available in many health More >
Chokeberry also known as aronia is one of the healthiest berries in the world, packed with nutrients to keep the body healthy and fight against various ailments.
This berry is the fruit of a deciduous shrub that is found in the state of Ohio and the eastern part of North More >
Elaeagnus plants are deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees native to Asia including the Himalayan region, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, northern China and Japan. The fruit is a fleshy drupe containing a single seed; it is edible in many species.
When ripe in mid- to late summer, the fruit is More >
Aframomum melegueta (Alligator pepper, Grains of paradise), a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae), has been used for years for its medicinal benefits.
It is a North African spice and is used in Africa not only in food preparation but also in cultural practices, as medicine and as an accompaniment More >
Callicarpa (beautyberry) is a genus of shrubs and small trees in the family Lamiaceae. The leaves are simple, opposite, and 5–25 cm long. The flowers are in clusters, white to pinkish.
The fruit is a berry, 2–5 mm diameter and pink to red-purple with a highly distinctive metallic lustre, are very conspicuous More >
Horsemint, also known as Eastern Bee balm, Wild Bergamot, Wild Oswego Tea, and Monarda is a very common and useful medicinal herb. Horsemint has a distinctive citrus or lemony scent when the leaves are rubbed or crushed.
It is very easy to grow and often forms large colonies. Bees and More >
Xigua (pronounced “she gwah”) is a common melon found in Africa. It has a hard rind that can be yellowish to green and has a soft fleshy inside that is pink and edible and is known in other countries as the watermelon.
It is closely related to squash, cantaloupe, pumpkin, More >