Vegetable of the month

Cauliflower – Coliflor

August 29th, 2016|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Cauliflower belongs to the group of cruciferous vegetables, also known as cabbages. It is closely related to broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage. Cauliflower originates from Asia Minor and cultivation started 600 years B.C. in Turkey. It gained popularity in Europe in the 16th century. China is the greatest producer of Cauliflowers. […]

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Beetroot (remolacha)

May 24th, 2016|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Beetroot (remolacha) is the taproot portion of the beet plant. There are several cultivated varieties which are grown for their edible taproots and their leaves are called Beet Greens. They are [...]

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Mushrooms – Seta

April 27th, 2016|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

A Mushroom (or toadstool) – seta – is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. […]

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Bean – haba

February 25th, 2016|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Bean (haba) is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of the family Fabaceae or Leguminosae which are used for human or animal food. […]

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Root Vegetables

November 29th, 2015|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Root Vegetables are plant roots used as vegetables. They are generally storage organs, enlarged to store energy in the form of carbohydrates. Starchy Root Vegetables are important staple foods, particularly in tropical regions. The most commonly used Root Vegetables are of course the potatoes and carrots, but there are other very popular Root Vegetables. […]

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Lettuce – Lechuga

August 26th, 2015|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is an annual plant of the daisy family and is most often grown for its leaves, but sometimes for its stem and seeds. Lettuce is easily cultivated, although it requires relatively low temperatures to prevent it from flowering quickly. Lettuce is most often used for salads, although it is also seen in other kinds of food, such as soups, sandwiches and wraps […]

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Peas – Guisante

June 27th, 2015|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

The Pea (guisante) is probably the most popular and common vegetable. Pea pods are botanically fruit, as they contain seeds and developed from the ovary of a (Pea) flower. It is a cool season crop grown in many parts of the world.  […]

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Spinach – Espinacas

April 28th, 2015|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Spinach (Espinacas) is an edible flowering plantnative to central and south Western Asia. It is an annual plant (rarely biennial), which grows to a height of up to 30cm. Spinach may survive over-winter in temperate regions. […]

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Celery – Apio

March 15th, 2015|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

In the past, Celery was only grown as a vegetable for winter and early spring, but now it is available for most of the year. It is used around the world as a vegetable for the crisp leaf stalk and is most commonly used in salads, but it is also a staple ingredient in many soups, such as chicken noodle soup. The leaves are strongly flavoured and are used less often, in soups and stews or as a dried herb. Harvesting occurs when the average size of Celery in a field is marketable and the fields are harvested only once. […]

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