Category Archives: Vegetable of the Month

Ginger

What it is: Ginger (ginger root) comes from the plant Zingiber officinale and is consumed as a spice or used as medicine. The edible parts of ginger include the rhizomes (purgent underground stems) and the above-ground stems when they are young and tender. Where it’s from: The name ‘Ginger’ comes from the Middle English word gingivere, although it dates back […]

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Garlic

fruit of the week

Allium sativum Family: Lilliceae Origin: Egypt For years garlic has been the topic of much folklore. In ancient times, its pungent odor was believed to supply strength and courage to those who ate it. Garlic has been used for numerous things including embalming, warding off evil spirits, and curing everything from the common cold to tuberculosis […]

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