Fact of the week – Radicchio

Red cabbage

Short story: Radicchio is a quick growing Mediterranean red-colored leafy vegetable. It actually is one of the varieties of leaf-chicory used in salads in Veneto region of Italy for centuries. Its wine-red succulent, bitter flavored leaves hold several unique compounds like lactucopicrin (intybin), zea-xanthin, vitamin-K and several other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Binomially, this beautiful… 

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Fact of the week – Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Short story: Cauliflower, as its name implies, is a flower growing from a plant. In its early stages, it resembles broccoli, which is its closest relative. While broccoli opens outward to sprout bunches of green florets, cauliflower forms a compact head of undeveloped white flower buds. The heavy green leaves that surround the head protect… 

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Fact of the week – Pumpkin Seeds

pumpkin-seeds

Short history Pumpkins, and their seeds, are native to the Americas, and indigenous species are found across North America, South America, and Central America. The word “pepita” is consistent with this heritage, since it comes from Mexico, where the Spanish phrase “pepita de calabaza” means “little seed of squash.” Pumpkin seeds were a celebrated food… 

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