Salak, Snake Fruit

Salacca zalacca Because of its scaly skin, the Salak is also known as Snake Fruit and Snakeskin Fruit. It is the fruit of the Salak Palm (Salacca zalacca). Family: Arecaceae Origin: The Salak Palm (Salacca zalacca) is native to Indonesia. It is cultivated in the tropics. Edible: The flesh is edible and tastes sweet to […]

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Kalettes, Kale Sprouts

Brassica oleracea cv. Kale Sprouts, which are commercially available as Kalettes®, are a crossing of Brussels sprouts and kale. They are available in different colours and taste like mild Brussels sprouts with a nutty note. Kale Sprouts are in season from autumn to spring. Popular name(s): Kalette, Kale Sprouts, Flower Sprouts Family: Brassicaceae Edible: Can […]

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Bell pepper “Candy Cane”

Capsicum annuum “Candy Cane” is a variegated variety of sweet bell pepper. The green not yet ripe fruits are striped. However, they lose this pattern as they ripen and are then colored either red or orange. Family: Nightshades (Solanaceae) Origin: The wild type (Capsicum annuum) originates from Central America, North America, South America (distribution map). […]

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Eggplant “Lucilla”

Solanum melongena “Lucilla” The eggplant or aubergine is closely related to the potato and to the tomato. There are varieties with oblong and round fruits. These vary in colour and size. Botanical name: Solanum melongena “Lucilla” Popular name(s): Eggplant, aubergine Family: Nightshades (Solanaceae) Origin: Aubergines are grown in temperate to tropical regions. It is thought […]

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Melon (Canary)

Cucumis melo var. inodorus The Canary Melon is also called Winter Melon but is offered throughout the year. It does not originate from the Canary Islands but is grown in Asia, Central America and South America. Botanical name: Cucumis melo var. inodorus Popular name(s): Canary Melon, Winter Melon Family: Cucurbitaceae Origin: The Canary Melon is […]

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