Interesting facts about peppers

Capsicum, the pepper, is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Its species are native to America, where they have been cultivated for thousands of years. Peppers are cultivated worldwide and used in many cuisines. Capsicum consists of 20–27 species, five of which are domesticated. The genus comprises all the varied forms … Read more

Interesting facts about vegetables

Vegetables are parts of plants that are consumed by humans as food. The term vegetable usually refers to the edible portions of certain herbaceous plants — roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, or seeds. These plant parts are either eaten fresh or prepared in a number of ways, usually as a savory, rather than sweet, dish. … Read more

Interesting facts about chives

Chives, scientific name Allium schoenoprasum, are part of the allium family of vegetables and herbs. This family also includes garlic, scallions, onions and leeks. Chives are the tiniest allium family member and the only species native in both the Old and New Worlds. The botanical name, Allium schoenoprasum, derives from the Greek meaning reed-like leek. … Read more

Interesting facts about tomatillos

The tomatillo also known as the Mexican husk tomato and Mexican ground cherry, is a plant of the nightshade family bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit of the same name. Tomatillos are native to Mexico where it has been cultivated in the pre-Columbian era. Evidence of tomatillo eating has been documented as early … Read more

Interesting facts about chayotes

Chayote also known as mirliton squash, vegetable pear or chocho, is an edible plant belonging to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. It is a cucumber-like fruit that resembles an avocado or pear. The chayote fruit nowadays is usually treated as a vegetable and predominantly served in savory dishes. Chayote originated in Central America, where it was … Read more

Interesting facts about potatoes

Potato is an annual plant in the nightshade family (Solanaceae), grown for its starchy edible tubers. The potato is native to in the Andes, likely somewhere in present-day Peru or Bolivia. Potatoes were domesticated approximately between 8000 and 5000 BC. The earliest archaeologically verified potato tuber remains have been found at the coastal site of … Read more

Interesting facts about parsnips

The parsnip is a root vegetable closely related to the carrot and parsley. Parsnips have been cultivated for their sweet roots since ancient times. Parsnips are native to Europe, but they have been introduced throughout the world, and because they are so hardy, they now grow wild having escaped from cultivated gardens in many areas. … Read more