A traditional staple of both American and international cuisines, collard greens are the large, dark green leaves from the same plant family that produces cabbage and broccoli. The word collard is ..
Approximately the size of large oranges, pomegranates have a leathery reddish-pink skin. Underneath the skin, membranous walls and bitter tissue cradle hundreds of sacs filled with small seeds. The tr..
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 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..