What do you think? Do you know your fruits and vegetables? Are chilies a vegetable or a fruit? This picture might have given you a clue. Sort of looks like a fruit hanging from a tree. Yes, you might be surprised to learn, that chili peppers are a fruit. This includes bell peppers. Click these… Read more »
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Did you know that there Are over 500 known varieties of known chilies?
There are over 500 known varieties of chiles in the world, with all chiles originating in Central America. Chilies don’t have to be hot but they do add flavor. Learn to add some to your food and you will add flavor. The same chilies will taste different when they are fresh (if you use the… Read more »
Did You Know There Are Hundreds of Varieties of Avocados?
Yes, There are hundreds of varieties of avocados. It’s amazing that 95% of avocados sold in the US are grown in California and about 90% of those are Hass. That may be why so many folks think there is only one type of avocado or 2 if you consider ripe and unripe. Learn more about… Read more »
10 Ways Big Food Is Changing to Meet Consumer Demand
As consumers are looking for more transparency when it comes to their food, some of the biggest companies in the food industry are making changes to be healthier and more relevant. America’s top 25 food and beverage companies have lost $18 billion in market share since 2010, as consumers angle for eats with higher levels… Read more »
Tomatoes – Are they fruits or vegetables?
In the US, tomatoes are a fruit and a vegetable. Interesting how this came about. Tomatoes botanically are a fruit, but, according to law, they are a vegetable. During the 1800’s, New York’s port taxed imported vegetables, but not fruits. An importer wanting to cut costs, went to court stating tomatoes were fruits. His case… Read more »