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Tomatoes facts and health benefits

Tomatoes facts and health benefits

  Known scientifically as Solanum lycopersicum, the tomato is the red berry type fruit which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae which also includes chili peppers, potato, eggplant, etc. and is native to South...

Fiddlehead fern – Matteuccia struthioreris

Fiddlehead fern (Matteuccia struthioreris) is a fern in the genus Matteuccia Todaro and family Dryopteridaceae. It is a perennial plant which thrives in temperate climate and well drained soils. Fiddlehead fern is also called...

Sweet potato – Ipomoea batatas

Sweet potato is tuberous crop from the morning glory family Convolvulaceae native to Tropical regions in America. Sweet potato was believed to be domesticated in either South America or Central America. Sweet potato was domesticated...
Taro facts and health benefits

Taro facts and health benefits

Taro (Colocasia esculenta) also known as eddo or dasheen is really a starchy edible tuber grown in several exotic nations around the world. It is a member of the Araceae family, which includes...
Winter Squash facts and health benefits

Winter Squash facts and health benefits

Cucurbita maxima also known as Winter squash is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family and relatives of both the melon and the cucumber and is native to temperate South America– Chile, Argentina, Bolivia...

Swamp cabbage – Ipomoea aquatica

Swamp cabbage (Ipomoea aquatic) is an edible flowering plant in the family Convolvulaceae native to Asia, Africa and southwestern Pacific Islands. Swamp cabbage is known under various common names, including Water Spinach, River Spinach,...
Soybean facts and health benefits

Soybean facts and health benefits

Soybeans or soya beans scientifically known as Glycine max are a type of legume that belongs to family Leguminosae (pulse family) and is native to eastern Asia. They are an important component of...

Spinach- Spinacia oleracea

Spinach also called Spinacia oleracea is a leafy green vegetable which is cultivated for its edible leaves and added to various recipes. Spinach is an annual or rarely biennial plant which prefers well-drained soil...
Sesbania facts and health benefits

Sesbania facts and health benefits

Sesbania grandiflora also known as agate or hummingbird tree is a small tree in the genus Sesbania and is believed to have originated either in India or Southeast Asia and grows primarily in...

Salsify – Tragopogon porrifolius

Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius), also called Common Salsify, Jerusalem Star, Goatsbeard, Vegetable Oyster, Salsify, White Salsify, Wild Salsify is a biennal root vegetable which prefers well drained soil and cool climates. It is the member...