Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is the rhizome of the Zingiber officinale plant. It is commonly used as a spice and is considered to be a delicacy in some cultures. It is also known to have some medicinal qualities. Other spices from the same plant family include turmeric and cardamom. This...
Turnips

Turnips

Turnips are root vegetables that are most commonly grown in temperate climates. There are several different kinds of turnip. The smaller, more tender kind are popular staples of the European diet, while bigger varieties tend to be used as feed for farm animals. In...
Kale

Kale

Kale is considered to be one of the modern “superfoods”, as it is incredibly versatile and healthy. This popular vegetable features green or purple leaves and it is similar in form to a wild cabbage, rather than most modern domesticated vegetables. It belongs to the...
Cabbage

Cabbage

Cabbage is a green (or sometimes purple) biennial vegetable that is popular because of the dense, leafy head that it produces. The most commonly grown variety of this vegetable is the brassica oleracea, but there are some other versions grown around the world. An...
Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a form of winter squash that is also known by the name “butternut pumpkin” in Australia and New Zealand. This squash has a sweet and nutty taste that is similar to that of standard pumpkins. It has a yellow skin (that turns deep orange...
Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a vegetable that belongs to the Brassica oleracea species, which is a part of the Brassicaeae family. It is an annual plant, and it is quite hardy and easy to grow. In most cases, only the head of the cauliflower is eaten. Cauliflowers are considered to...