Flax Seeds View More

(Linum Usitatissimun)   Flax seed is also known as common flax or linseed.  Its scientific name Linum usitatissimun means “most useful” and is appropriate based on the wide range of uses for this plant.   Flax seeds grow on the flax plant and thrive in cold climates. The plant was first introduced to Canada in… Continue Reading

Walnuts View More

Walnuts are plants in the tree nut family.  This family also includes Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts and pistachios.   Covering the walnut shell is a green husk that turns black after it falls off.  Inside, you’ll find the two familiar round, rough, hard shells which are brown in color and… Continue Reading

Kiwi View More

(Actinidia Deliciosa)   Kiwifruit is so-named in tribute to the fuzzy brown Kiwi bird native to New Zealand.  Originally discovered in China, returning missionaries brought the fruit to New Zealand.  For centuries, kiwifruit were known as Chinese gooseberries and made their debut as such in the United States in the early 1960s.  They were subsequently… Continue Reading