Mix up your mixed olives with a helping of rich, salty Kalamatas. Named after the city of Kalamata in Messenia, southern Greece, they are a almond-shaped, plump, and deep eggplant in color. You can fi..
The quince, the only known member of the pome family, is a relative of the apple and pear. Quince is one of the earliest known fruits whose cultivation pre-dates even apples. Quince trees have been cu..
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..
Striped bass are native to the Atlantic coastline of North America from the St. Lawrence River into the Gulf of Mexico to approximately Louisiana. Striped bass were once so plentiful they were used..
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 Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as dark blue flesh and bones, blue earlob..
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..