The tomato is a savory, typically red, edible fruit but served as a vegetable. There are thousands of tomato varieties. The most widely available varieties are classified in three groups: cherry, p..
Romans and Egyptians brought apples to Britain, and eventually to America. Today, Americans eat about 120 apples apiece each year. At least 50% of the domestic crop is used in items we use every day s..
Black-eyed peas have a scented aroma, creamy texture and distinctive flavor. These beans are characterized by their kidney-shape, white skin with a small black eye, and very fine wrinkles. Originally ..
Farro is a food product consisting of the grains of certain wheat species in whole form.  It was first cultivated in the Middle East. Today, it can only be found in many areas of mountainous E..
Originating in Brazil, the cashew plant made its way to India via Portuguese sailors in the 16th century and then to the rest of Asia. Cashews are grown today in the tropics all over the world. An int..
Apple cider vinegar, also known as cider vinegar or ACV is one of the worlds most popular home remedies for cold and flu, allergies, upset stomach, constipation, heartburn, healing wounds, improving a..
Lemongrass, an herb native to the Philippines, is widely used in Asian cuisine. It has a subtle citrus flavor with a hint of ginger, and it can be dried and powdered or used fresh. Lemongrass is very ..
Saffron is by far the most expensive spice in the entire world. The spice is actually the stigmas of the saffron crocus flower. There are only three stigmas, called saffron threads, per flower and eac..
Kefir is soured milk that has undergone fermentation. Kefir was accidentally discovered by the shepherds of the Caucasus Mountains, as hundreds of years ago they would carry milk in leather pouches fo..
Widely available in most grocery stores, king crabs are one of any 121 species of crab. Sometimes known as stone crabs, king crabs are a superfamily of crab-like crustaceans that inhabit cold seas...
When given the choice between grass-fed and grain-fed lamb, you might ask yourself: is the slightly more expensive grass-fed lamb really worth it? However, there are many benefits to choosing grass-fe..
The Rhode Island Red is a breed of chicken raised for meat and eggs, and also as show birds. They are a popular choice for backyard flocks because of their egg laying abilities and hardiness. The Rhod..
Saw palmetto or Serenoa repens, is a small palm endemic to the southeastern United States. The fruit of the saw palmetto is a large reddish-black drupe and is an important food source for wildlife and..