Nicknamed the "pie plant" for its primary use in pies, Rhubarb is in actually an ancient medicinal plant native to the cold climates of Siberia, Tibet, Mongolia and Western China. Marco Polo brought t..
The grapefruit we know today was developed in the West Indies in the early 1700s and first introduced to Florida in the 1820s. Today, most grapefruit is still grown in Florida. Grapefruit got its name..
Belonging to the legume family, red lentils are a protein and fibre rich powerhouse particularly helpful for those with diabetes. Red lentils have a lovely salmon pink color in their dried form, but t..
During the Ming dynasty in ancient China, back rice held a special, exalted place. Eaten only by the emperors and forbidden to the masses, it was known as forbidden rice. Black rice is a kind of stick..
Chia is an ancient superfood native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The Mexican state of Chiapas is actually name after the chia plant. Cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times, ch..
If you have eaten Sushi lately, then you must be familiar with the green condiment that is served with almost all Japanese dishes. It is Wasabi or Japanese horseradish. Native to Japan, wasabi is trad..
The kaffir lime is a highly aromatic type of citrus native to the region from extending from India to Laos including Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The leaves are commonly used in Southeast Asian c..
Poppy seed is an oilseed obtained from the opium poppy. The tiny kidney-shaped seeds have been harvested from dried seed pods by various civilizations for thousands of years. They are nutty tasting an..
Raw milk is the natural unaltered milk usually from cows, goats or sheep but in some countries it is camel or buffalo. Raw milk is not pasteurized, homogenized or frozen, nor has it been altered with ..
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 ..
Geese have been consumed and enjoyed for celebratory purposes for centuries. In the Middle Ages, they were used as centerpieces to help honor the winter solstice. They were bred for their meat in anci..
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..