Hemp. This is a plant that has quite a controversial association. It tends to leave the one thinking about marijuana rather than plant-based plastics, treeless paper, fabric, and healthy cooking. However, within recent years, we have seen the rise of hemp being used in the fashion and culinary worlds, giving people the opportunity to see this plant in a new light.
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Mushrooms embody the energy of foraging through the forest, dirt scattered across your palms, a basket full of your findings. It’s in the realm of fungi that we discover how much food connects us back to the earth, with mushrooms rooting us to our ancestors. History Mushrooms date back to ancient times, with archaeological evidence […]
Raspberries are one of the world’s most consumed berries – it’s no wonder since they’re naturally sweet and juicy. Read on to learn more about this wildly popular red fruit! History The first recorded cultivation of raspberries were believed to have originated from Eastern Asia. Archeological evidence shows that raspberries were a part of the […]
Cinnamon is a readily available spice that has been used since ancient Egyptian times for incense and cooking. Portuguese traders first discovered it in Sri Lanka, keeping it a secret for centuries to protect their supply. Research on this warming spice has found that it may help support in stabilizing blood sugar levels and reducing […]
Pumpkin season has arrived and now our favorite shops are filled with the aroma of pumpkin spice and all things autumn. A savory obsession that brings back memories and inspires us to create new ones. Celebrate National Pumpkin Day (October 26th) by tossing on a sweater and heading to a pumpkin patch! This is the time of the year where orange really is the new black.
Figs give us a taste of the past. With their sweet, tangy flavor and smooth yet crunchy texture, they are considered one of the oldest fruits, grown over 11,400 years ago. Eating and cooking this ancient superfood is like enjoying a piece of history and legend.
Tomatoes are one of the world’s most consumed fruits and can be used for a variety of different dishes. Originally grown by the Aztecs in Mexico, they became popular in the America’s during the 19th century. This humble fruit is not only sweet and tart, but nutrient-dense and packed with a variety of minerals and […]
Of the endless delicious and healthy summer produce we can talk about, asparagus is at the top of our list. Whether it’s because of the veggie’s nutrition benefits or distinctive earthy flavor, we can’t get enough of it. Asparagus emerges each spring after the ground defrosts, its massive root system gives it the strength to grow around six inches a day.
A rainbow of nutrition in every bite, carrots are rich in potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Different varieties of carrots have been enjoyed around the world for thousands of years and have been used in spiritual practices to increase fertility and dispel illusions. Learn more about these colorful root vegetables, their rich history, and nutritional […]
Maca, a root vegetable native to the Andes Mountains, has been treasured by Peruvians for centuries. Modern studies have shown everything this tiny superfood has to offer, from increased energy levels to improved memory function. Maca’s earthy undertones will complement any smoothie, oatmeal, and even cookies. What is Maca? Maca is a cruciferous vegetable in […]