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Have you come across a bottle of Worcestershire sauce at the supermarket but didn’t bother to put it in your shopping cart because you had no idea on how to pronounce it or where to use it? Well, this...
Jamaica is home to reggae music, Rasta culture, and some of the best runners and bobsled teams the world has ever known. It’s also home to ackee, a delicious-tasting fruit that can make an impact because of its amazing...
Wondering why all the eggplants available at your favorite supermarket tend to look longer, thinner and more misshapen than usual? Don’t steer clear of them! They’re Japanese eggplants, which are in season between July and October. Japanese eggplants are just...
Cape gooseberry is called as such because it originated from Cape of Good Hope, which is situated in South Africa. These days, however, the exotic fruit is also cultivated in various warm regions of the planet such as India,...
A parsnip is like a carrot that had just seen a ghost — it looks like a carrot but it is cream colored. But kidding aside, a parsnip can impress just like a carrot because it also offers so...
The way it’s called makes it obvious where it’s native to, although Chinese artichoke is also cultivated in Japan and other parts of Asia. It was brought to Europe sometime in the past, although the popularity of this root...
Tomatillos are native to Mexico and are staple ingredients in a variety of sauces popular in Central and Southern America. They are also sometimes called “Mexican husks” because of the way they look — when unripe, they are covered...
In South America, particularly in countries that are part of the Amazon basin, there is a fruit that is hailed as the “pharmacy in a fruit” because it is so dense in nutrients that it is capable of preventing...
Sea asparagus is called that way because of the obvious fact that they pretty much resemble asparagus and they can be obtained from the ocean. The inclusion of this sea vegetable in your diet on a regular basis can...
Mammee apples come from mammee trees, which are native to tropical regions of the planet. Also sometimes referred to as tropical apricots, St. Domingo apricots and South America apricots, mammee apples are actually berries — so you know that...