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Walnut-Juglans regia

The walnut (Juglans regia) is a species of the tree native to the Balkans Eastward to Himalayas and Southwest China. The trees are found extensively in Kyrgyzstan. Walnut is the name for the edible...

Watermelon-Citrullus lanatus

Watermelon is the plant of the Cucurbitaceae family which bears a sweet, edible and fleshy fruit. Botanically, Watermelon is a fruit which has sweet, too bland to bitter taste. It is a creeping vine...
Wintergreen facts and health benefits

Wintergreen facts and health benefits

Wintergreen scientifically known as Gaultheria fragrantissima is actually a low growing species native to sandy coastal regions and woodlands of eastern North America from Georgia to New Found land. It is a member...
White pear facts and health benefits

White pear facts and health benefits

White pears are a medium-sized fruit, known scientifically as Pyrus bretschneideri. Apart from white pear it is also known as Chinese White Pear, Crisp Chinese Pear, Duck Pear, White Pear, Ya Pear, Ya...
Wasabi facts and health benefits

Wasabi facts and health benefits

Wasabia japonica or Eutrema japonica  which is also known as Japanese Horseradish, Wasabi is a member of  Brassicaceae family which also includes cabbages, cauliflower, horseradish, and mustard.  Wasabi plant is native to Japan,...
Winged bean facts and health benefits

Winged bean facts and health benefits

  Winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus), also known as Goa bean, four-angled bean, four-cornered bean, Manila bean, Mauritius bean is a tropical legume plant native to New Guinea. It grows lavishly in hot, humid countries...
Water Chestnut facts and health benefits

Water Chestnut facts and health benefits

Chinese water chestnut or water chestnut scientifically known as Eleocharis dulcis is an edible tuber that belongs to the sedge family of Cyperaceae and is native to Asia (China, Japan, India, Philippines, etc.),...

Watercress-Nasturtium officinale

Nasturtium officinale referred to as Watercress, is an aquatic or semi-aquatic plant. Watercress is genetically and closely related to mustard plant sharing their pungent and peppery flavor. Nasturtium officinale, which is widely used as...
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,...