Cucumber View More

(Cucumis sativus)   Cucumbers are a member of the gourd family. Other members include watermelon, zucchini, pumpkin and squash.  Although botanically classified as a fruit, cucumbers are often perceived and prepared as a vegetable.   Cucumbers originated in India and have been cultivated there for over 3,000 years. From India their cultivation spread throughout Western… Continue Reading

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(Ananas comosus) Pineapple, which is described s both sweet and tart, is second only to banana as the favorite tropical fruit of the United States. Each of the flowers on a blossoming pineapple plant forms an individual fruit that fuses together around a central core. Each fruitlet forms an “eye” that is apparent on the… Continue Reading

Kale View More

(Brassica oleracea)   Kale is a peppery, mellow flavored form of cabbage with central leaves that do not form a head. Kale descends from wild cabbage that originated in Asia Minor and is considered to be closer in taste and form to its ancient ancestor than any other type of domesticated cabbage.   Known for… Continue Reading