The edible cactus also known as Nopales is a vegetable made from the young pad segments of the prickly pear cactus, carefully peeled to remove the spines. These fleshy pads are flat and about hand-siz..
Alfalfa is a legume and a member of the pea family. It can be planted virtually anywhere in the world, at any time of the year, regardless of temperature and climate and can be harvested in just 7 day..
Psyllium seed husks have been growing in popularity as a great natural source of fiber. Also known as ispaghula, isabgol, or psyllium, they are the husk or covering of the seeds of a plant that is nat..
Worcestershire Sauce originated when Lord Sandys, a native of the city of Worcester, returned from a tour of duty as Governor of Bengal. He had brought with him an Indian recipe that he asked the loca..
Yerba mate (yer-bah mah-tay) is used to make a popular beverage known as mate in Argentina and neighboring areas, similar to tea or coffee. It comes from the South American rainforest holly tree that ..
Carom seeds, also known as ajowan, bishop's weed, ajwain or thymol seeds, is a plant of India and the Near East whose seeds are used as a spice. Because of their seed-like appearance, the fruit pods a..
Colostrum, also known colloquially as beestings, bisnings or first milk, is a form of milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals in late pregnancy. Most species will generate colostrum just prior ..
Coldwater shrimp are small, delicately flavored shellfish that live in the northern Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans. They are three to four inches in length and reddish-pink in color. Also known a..
The most expensive beef in the world, Kobe beef refers to cuts of beef from the black Tajima-ushi breed of Wagyu cattle, raised according to strict tradition in Hyogo Prefecture in Japan. The meat is ..
Eggs are an extremely healthy source of high quality protein and critical vitamins D and K. Organic eggs are eggs produced by poultry that are fed organic feed. Laying hens must have access to the out..
Ginseng, an old and valuable herb in Asian medicine is any one of eleven species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots. Ginseng is characterized by the presence of steriod-like compounds ..