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Vegetables

  • The Origins of the Carrot

    April 6, 2020 - Category: Foods of the Week

    The carrot has been native to Europe since ancient times, and was introduced to the United States during the period of early colonization. Carrots soon became a staple garden crop. Today, they are one of the major truck and garden vegetables. Depending on the variety, carrots grow to maturity and are ready for market within…The Origins of the Carrot

  • The origins of Asparagus

    March 30, 2020 - Category: Foods of the Week

    The ancient Phoenicians brought asparagus to the Greeks and Romans. It was described in the sixteenth century by the English writer Evelyn as “sperage,” and he said that it was "delicious eaten raw with oil and vinegar". When selecting asparagus, choose spears that are fresh, firm, and tender (not woody or pithy), with tips that…The origins of Asparagus

  • The origins of the Artichoke

    March 16, 2020 - Category: Foods of the Week

    The artichoke is believed to be native to the area around the western and central Mediterranean. The Romans were growing artichokes over 2000 years ago, and used it as a green and a salad plant. Artichokes were brought to England in 1548, and French settlers planted them in Louisiana in the mid-nineteenth century. California is…The origins of the Artichoke

  • The origin of Mushrooms

    February 24, 2020 - Category: Foods of the Week

    The Pharaohs of Egypt monopolized mushrooms for their own use. They thought they were too delicate to be eaten by common people. The Egyptian potentates did not understand the sudden, overnight appearance of mushrooms, and consequently believed they grew magically. By the first century B.C., the mushroom had gained such a fine reputation among epicures…The origin of Mushrooms

  • The origins of Endive and Escarole

    December 9, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    Native to the East Indies, endive and escarole were introduced into Egypt and Greece at a very early period and references to them appear in history. The plants were brought to America by colonists. Endive is closely related botanically to chicory and the two names are sometimes incorrectly used as synonyms. Escarole is another name…The origins of Endive and Escarole

  • The origin of Lima Beans

    August 19, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    Records found in old Peruvian tombs show that lima beans have been around for centuries. European explorers found this vegetable in Lima, Peru, and this is where the name comes from. Lima beans probably originated in Guatemala, and are still grown in tropical regions. The flourishing dry lima bean industry of southern California seems to…The origin of Lima Beans

  • The Origins of Beets

    August 12, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    The beet has been cultivated for its roots and leaves since the third or fourth century B.C. It spread from the area of the Mediterranean to the Near East. In ancient times it was used only for medicinal purposes-the edible beet root we know today was unknown before the Christian era. In the fourth century…The Origins of Beets

  • The origin of the Cucumber

    July 15, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    The cucumber is said to be native to India, although plant explorers have never been able to discover a wild prototype. Cucumbers have been cultivated for thousands of years, and records indicate that they were used as food in ancient Egypt, and were a popular vegetable with the Greeks and Romans. The cucumber is one…The origin of the Cucumber

  • The origins of Lettuce

    June 24, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    Lettuce is one of the oldest vegetables and probably originated in India or Central Asia. According to the writings or Herodotus, lettuce was served to the Persian kings as far back as the sixth century BC. It was a popular Roman food at about the beginning of the Christian era, and in the first century…The origins of Lettuce

  • The origins of the Pea

    May 27, 2019 - Category: Foods of the Week

    Evidence shows that the pea has been around since prehistoric times. Although the pea is of uncertain origin, it is probably native to Central Europe or Central Asia. It is also probable that peas were brought from Greece or Italy by the Aryans 2,000 years before Christ. The green pea is a natural soluble mixture…The origins of the Pea