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Lettuce: Green vitamins

Lettuce: Green vitamins

Lettuce is a vegetable consumed worldwide and whose cultivation has spread dramatically. It is not clear, however, where it hails from as some researchers put its point of departure in India while others note the Mediterranean basin, which is the option the majority of scholars agree with. The Persians supported the extension of lettuce by Read more…

Potato: The most universal tuber

Potato: The most universal tuber

To say that potato is the most consumed food in the world would be a bit risky. But admitting that its presence is required in any kitchen, it would be so bold an assertion. We just have to think about the myriad of dishes that have it as an ingredient. Its universality is supported by Read more…

Bell pepper: The kitchen essential

Bell pepper: The kitchen essential

Hailing from South America, the pepper is crowned as one of the essential ingredients of the Mediterranean diet. Its aroma, texture and versatility in cooking have led to become one of the great essential in our traditional recipes. From salads, stews to rice and side dishes of meat and fish, pepper gives the dish a Read more…

Cauliflower: An edible flower

Cauliflower: An edible flower

Vegetables are a fundamental element of the food pyramid and cauliflower is a healthy alternative that we consider in our daily diet. Within the group of cabbages, cauliflower is one of the most consumed worldwide. The edible part is the portion of tassel – the flower part – that is white or cream, depending on Read more…

Spinach: Vitamins, nutrients and much more

Spinach: Vitamins, nutrients and much more

It is no coincidence that the feeble Popeye needed a can of spinach every time he wanted to defend poor Olivia form harassment of Brutus. In fact, the fame that this vegetable has is fully deserved, though it must end some exaggerated myths about the iron intake. However, its nutritious properties are many, as not Read more…

Thistle: Perfect complement to meats and fish

Thistle: Perfect complement to meats and fish

This plant is a part of the Compositae family, species of different genera having in common leaves and branches with thorns. The variety called ‘Cynara cardunculus’ usually appears as an edible species, although there are many kinds of thistles. Found in northern Africa, the possible birthplace of this delicious plant, worthy ancestor of the artichoke. Read more…

Eggplant

Eggplant

Hi everyone in this note I want to tell about Eggplant, whose scientific name is Solanum melongena, originally from India, its name in Persian is badindjan. Persian is actually Arabic and during the occupation of Spain by Moors it came into Spanish, then with the discovery of the New World and land invasion it came Read more…

Tomato: A vegetable antioxidant

Tomato: A vegetable antioxidant

One of the most important vegetables is tomato. It was exported by the colonists from America to Europe, and today tomato is essential part in our diet for its flavor and the great benefits it brings to health. A vegetable or even a fruit as it is also considered by quite a few for that Read more…