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    35 Different Types of Radishes

    Radishes are root vegetables that belong to the Brassicaceae family. They were domesticated in Europe even before the ancient Egyptians built their pyramids. Before the discovery of olive oil, the ancient Egyptians used radish oil as part of their diet. The first written record of the radish dates back to the 3rd century B.C. Its name […] More

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    15 Different Types of Grapes

    Grapes are berries that belong to the Vitaceae family and considered as one of the world’s most favorite fruits. There are 60 species and around 8,000 varieties of grapes found all over the world today. They originated from Georgia and were cultivated 8000 years ago. Most researchers believe that grapes are at least 65 million […] More

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    12 Different Types of Eggplant

    Eggplants or aubergines are flowering plants that belong to the nightshade family. Botanically, the eggplant is also considered a berry fruit while culinarily they’re considered a vegetable. It originated in India and has been cultivated in both India and China for over 1500 years. The earliest written record about the benefits of eggplants existed in […] More

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    10 Different Types of Beets

    Beet is a herbaceous vegetable that belongs to the Amaranthaceae family. It originated in India, the Mediterranean areas and the Atlantic coast of Europe. It is widely believed that beets were grown in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The ancient Latin name for beet is beta which became bete in Old English around 1400. Medieval cooks […] More

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    44 Different Types of Carrots

    Carrots are root vegetables that belong to the Apiaceae family and are close relatives to parsley, celery, fennel, and cumin. They originated from Afghanistan and were originally purple and white in color. They were introduced to Europe in the 14th century. The orange-colored variety originated in the Netherlands which produced them through selective breeding. The pigment beta-carotene […] More

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    34 Different Types of Peaches

    Peaches are juicy fruits with over 2,000 varieties found worldwide. They are members of the rose family, close relatives of almonds, and among those called “stone fruits” because of the hard pits surrounding their seeds. The peach originated in China and domesticated as early as 6,000 B.C. China remains the world’s leading producers of peaches […] More

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    35 Different Types of Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes are herbaceous vines that grow horizontally and belong to the morning glory family. They’re typically grown as perennial plants in warm climates and as annual plants in cold climates. They originated from Central and South America and were cultivated as early as 8,000 B.C as a food source as well as for ornamental […] More

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    4 Different Types of Green Onions

    Green onions can be any type of onion that has been picked before it’s fully grown. These baby or immature onions are different from bulbing onions in both appearance and taste. Green onions have a sleek linear shape with white or pale-green bulbs and long green tops. Both the bulb and the stalk are edible. […] More

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    22 Different Types of Cucumbers

    Cucumber is a flowering annual plant that belongs to the pumpkin family. It originated from South Asia and was first cultivated 3,000 years ago in India. Just like we do today, ancient Egyptians and Romans were also fond of cucumbers and often included the vegetable in their diet. Aside from consuming it, the Romans also […] More

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    12 Different Types of Asparagus

    Asparagus is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the Asparagaceae family. It is also a distant cousin of the onion and considered a part of the lilaceae family. It originated in Europe, North Africa, and West Asia and has been consumed for more than 2,000 years. It’s popular in ancient Egypt as evidenced by a number […] More

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    7 Different Types of Cilantro

    Cilantro is an annual flowering plant that belongs to the parsley family. It originated from South Europe, North Africa, and West Asia and was first cultivated in 2,000 years B.C. It was cultivated in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and was one of the most popular spices even in ancient Egypt and Greece. The ancient […] More

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    40 Different Types of Tomatoes

    Tomatoes are fruits that originated in Peru where it got its Aztec name that translates to “a plump thing with a navel.” There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes all over the world that can be pink, purple, yellow, black, or white. Although it’s botanically classified as a fruit, the U.S. tariff law of 1887 […] More

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