Kale View More

(Brassica oleracea)   Kale is a peppery, mellow flavored form of cabbage with central leaves that do not form a head. Kale descends from wild cabbage that originated in Asia Minor and is considered to be closer in taste and form to its ancient ancestor than any other type of domesticated cabbage.   Known for… Continue Reading

Paprika View More

(Capiscum annuum)   Paprika is a member of Capsicums, flowering plants that bear seeded fruits in the form of sweet and hot peppers. The fruit of Capsicum plants are commonly derived from chili peppers. All capsicum peppers are from the same family as tomatoes, potatoes and deadly nightshade.   Paprika is a finely ground powder… Continue Reading

Cayenne Pepper View More

(Capsicum frutescens)   The name cayenne comes from where this spice was believed to originate – the Cayenne region of French Guiana. Cayenne pepper is made from the finely ground seeds and pods of various chilies.   Health Benefits The hot and spicy flavor associated with cayenne pepper is capsaicin, an anti-inflammatory compound that when… Continue Reading

Curry Powder View More

Curry is not a single herb but a blend of spices. Although curries can differ by color (red, yellow, green) and spice mix, the primary ingredient is turmeric. Other common ingredients include ground cumin, coriander and cardamom.   Health Benefits Curcumin is what gives turmeric its distinctive yellow color and is associated with the health… Continue Reading

Sugar Snap Peas View More

(Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon)   As one of the earliest vegetables available after the winter months, sugarsnap peas are a sure sign of spring.  Easy to grow, nutritious and tasty, sugarsnap peas are a great choice for moms and kids seeking healthy snacks and meal options.   Legume Family Like all green peas, sugarsnap peas… Continue Reading