Oxalis Soursob

Oxalis Soursob

Oxalis (Oxalis pes-caprae), also known as Sourgrass or Soursob of the wood-sorrel family, exists as many different variations all over the world, but this particular species is native to South Africa.The flowers, leaves & bulbs of Soursob are all edible. The...
Peas

Peas

Peas (Pisum sativum) are the fruit from the ovary of a pea flower. Wild peas grow naturally in the Mediterranean basin & Near East & they have been found dating back to Neolithic times.Peas are surprisingly abundant in vitamins & minerals including Vitamin...
Cabbage

Cabbage

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) is a cruiferous vegetable that was domesticated in England & Europe from a single wild ancestor. It is from the same plant that Brussel sprouts, kale, broccoli, cauliflower & kohlrabi all originate from.100g of this leafy vegetable...
Glossy Nightshade

Glossy Nightshade

Glossy Nightshade (Solanum americanum), not to be confused with Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna), is found in the tropical & subtropical regions of “Australia”, the “Americas”, New Guinea & Melanesia but it’s native origins...
Mint

Mint

Mint (Mentha) is a genus of plants belonging to the same family as basil, sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme & lavender. Mint is believed to be subcosmopolitan meaning different species grow native all around the world. Mint is referenced in the Ebers Papyrus of...
Zucchini

Zucchini

Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) is a summer squash known as a marrow. Like all squash’s zucchinis are a fruit, or pepo, originating in Mesoamerica where it was known locally as ayocotl.Zucchinis are low energy food, meaning they do not spike blood glucose levels...
Cleavers

Cleavers

Cleavers (Galium aparine) are those sticky plants you find stuck to your pants after a hike. This herb is considered a noxious weed in most parts of the world, & it’s original habitat is unclear. It is from the same family as coffee & it’s fruits...
Sugarcane

Sugarcane

Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum), originally native to SouthEast Asia & New Guinea, was an ancient crop of the Austronesian & Papuan people from which sucrose aka table sugar is produced. In the 19th century sugar became a popular staple & can now be...
Eggplant!

Eggplant!

Brinjal, eggplant or aubergine (Solanum melongena) is a purple spongy fruit, or technically a berry. The nightshade was domesticated in South East Asia from its ancestor the thorn or bitter apple from Africa.In Aurveydic tradition this plant was used to treat...
Apples

Apples

An apple (Malus domestica) a day keeps the doctor away, they say. Apples originated from a common ancestor Malus sieversii in Central Asia, & are now cultivated globally.An apple, with the skin left on, is full of soluble fibre which is good for your heart as it...
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