Category: Vegetables


Tomatillo: What You Should Know

Latin Name: Physalis philadelphica (also known as Physalis ixocarpa for the cultivated variety) Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade family) Synonyms: Physalis ixocarpa (common synonym for the cultivated…

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Common Purslane

Purslane Plant Profile, Health Benefits, Uses, Recipes & More

What is purslane? Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a succulent annual herb that is known for its fleshy, green leaves and stems. It is said to…

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Okras – Dr. Sebi Approved

What are Okras? Okra, also known as lady’s fingers, is a popular vegetable that is widely consumed in many parts of the world. This nutritious…

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What is watercress? Watercress is a leafy green vegetable that belongs to the family Brassicaceae. It is a semi-aquatic plant that grows in or near…

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Scientific name: Brassica oleracea Other names: Leaf cabbage, Borecole, Flowering cabbage, Tree cabbage Habitat: Native to the Mediterranean region, Europe, and North and West Asia…

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Scientific name: Cirsium ochrocentrum Other names: Cardo, Cardón, Cardón de la Sierra, Cardo Silvestre Habitat: Izote is found in dry, rocky areas in the central…

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Fresh Garbanzo beans (Chickpeas)

Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

Scientific name: Cicer arietinum Other names: Chickpeas, Bengal gram, Egyptian pea, Ceci bean Habitat: Native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean Description: Garbanzo beans…

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Dandelion greens

Dandelion Greens

Scientific name: Taraxacum officinale Other names: Dent-de-lion, Lion’s Tooth, Blowball, Puffball, Cankerwort, Swine Snout, White Endive, Wild Endive Habitat: Dandelion greens are originally native to…

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Scientific name: Cucumis sativus Other names: Garden cucumber, English cucumber, Gherkin, Lebanese cucumber Habitat: Cucumbers are native to South Asia, but are now cultivated around…

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Chayote (Mexican Squash)

Scientific name: Sechium edule Other names: Chayote, Christophine, Mirliton, Choko, Pipinola, Sayote, Chouchoute, Chocho Habitat: Chayote is native to Mexico, Central America, and some areas…

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