Spinach View More

(Spinacia oleracea)   Spinach is one of the most popular leaf vegetables in the United States. A member of the same family as Swiss chard and beets, spinach shares the same taste profile – mildly sweet flavor when raw and a slightly salty, bitter flavor when cooked.   Spinach is native to an area near… Continue Reading

Papya View More

(Carica Papaya)   Reputably referred to by Christopher Columbus as the “fruit of the angels”, papayas have long been revered for their sweet, musky taste and ample health benefits.   Papayas are spherical fruits with a buttery flesh, similar to that of a soft melon. Papaya skin ranges in color from green–orange to red–yellow.  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

Summer Squash View More

(Cucurbita pepo)   Once you see summer squash in the vegetable aisle of the grocery store you know that it’s summer.  A relative of the melon and cucumber, summer squash is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. This plant family consists of other familiar members such as pumpkins and watermelons.   Summer squash refers to… Continue Reading