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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Ravenala madagascariensis

Traveller’s Tree, Traveller’s Palm, East-West Palm The Traveller’s Tree (Ravenala madagascariensis), which can reach a height of up to 15 meters, is native to Madagascar. Its seeds are covered with a blue, waxy coating. Family: Strelitziaceae Origin: Madagascar (distribution map) Height: Up to 15 meters, herbaceous plant, tree Edible: The peeled seeds are supposed to […]

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Triticum aestivum cv.

Common wheat Common wheat is one of our most important crops, it is grown almost worldwide. There is a wide range of varieties. The flour obtained from its seeds is used for baking bread. The green leaves, wheatgrass, are a popular ingredient in smoothies. Young, two- to three-day-old wheat sprouts can be eaten raw, and […]

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Pine nuts

Pinus pinea Pine nuts, the shelled seeds of the Stone Pine, are not only delicious but also contain up to 60% polyunsaturated fatty acids. Botanical name: Pinus pinea Popular name(s): Stone Pine, Italian Stone Pine, Parasol Pine, Umbrella Pine Family: Pinaceae Origin: Pinus pinea is native to the Mediterranean region, where it is also cultivated […]

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Trigonella foenum-graecum Milled fenugreek seeds are an ingredient in some curry powder blends. Description Botanical name: Trigonella foenum-graecum Popular name(s): Fenugreek, Greek Clover, Greek Hay Family: Fabaceae Origin: The wild type is native to Eastern Europe and some Asian regions (source). As cultivated plants, fenugreek also reached other regions and became native there. Height: Trigonella […]

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