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    12 Different Types of Pecans

    Pecans are edible nuts native to North America and Mexico with origins tracing back to the 16th century. It got its name from a Native American word of Algonquin origin and was used to refer to all nuts requiring a stone to crack. They were widely used by native and colonial Americans but were not […] More

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    28 Different Types of Pineapple

    The pineapple is a tropical fruit that originated from the area between southern Brazil and Paraguay. Today, many of the world’s leading exporters of this fruit come from Southeast Asia. As of 2016, the top five leading countries are Costa Rica, Brazil, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The fruit is a herbaceous perennial that has over […] More

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    20 Different Types of Limes

    Limes are hybrid citrus fruits and evergreen plant that originated from Southeast Asia but can now be found in tropical and subtropical areas around the world. Arab traders brought lime trees to Egypt and Northern Africa around the 10th century while the Crusaders introduced limes in the 12th and 13th centuries to the Mediterranean countries. Limes […] More

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    20 Types of Broccoli

    As I get older, I appreciate broccoli more and more.  While I still have a huge sweet tooth, I’ve come to enjoy vegetables more than I did 20 years ago.  Broccoli is my favorite vegetable. I like cooked and raw.  I also like broccolini. I suspect over the years I’ve eaten a variety of broccoli […] More

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    12 Ideal Alternatives to Butter

    Butter plays a starring role in many of our favorite recipes from toasts to pasta to cakes. It’s made from cow’s milk and has high saturated fat content which led to previous studies linking it to heart disease. Other people, on the other hand, have milk allergies or lactose intolerance. No wonder there are plenty of […] More

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    10 Healthy Alternatives to Traditional Pasta

    Pasta is one of the world’s favorite comfort food. It originated in Sicily, Italy around 1154 and is a type of noodle that’s typically made from durum wheat, water or eggs. It’s molded into different noodle shapes and cooked in boiling water. The most popular type of pasta is refined pasta which has been linked to […] More

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    13 Different Types of Grapefruit (Plus Benefits, Trivia, and Recipes)

    The grapefruit was the result when the sweet orange and pomelo were accidentally bred together in Barbados. In the 1800s, a Jamaican farmer called it “grapefruit” because it has a similar flavor to the grape. The fruit only became popular beginning in the late 19th century and was formerly only grown as an ornamental plant. […] More

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    25 Healthy-ish Alternatives to Pizza

    Almost everyone loves pizza and while Saturday is the most popular night to eat pizza, every day’s a good day to have one. Americans love pizza so much that they order 350 slices every second and eat 23 pounds of pizza per year. Pepperoni is one of America’s favorite slices. Fast food pizza, however, is high […] More

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    25 Memorable Wedding Cake Alternatives

    Everyone loves cake. It’s common at all birthdays and, of course, weddings. However, you shouldn’t feel stuck with cake as your only option for your wedding reception. It’s your wedding. You should be able to pick whatever dessert you want for you and your guests. Luckily, there are a variety of options instead of cake to help […] More

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    25 Different Types of Lemons (Plus Important Facts)

    Lemon is a citrus plant that originated in Asia, particularly in northeast India, northeast Myanmar, and China. Cultivation started in the 1st century AD while the top five countries that produce lemons are India, Mexico, China, Brazil, and Argentina. The lemon tree is an evergreen tree that blooms year round and reaches 3-6 meters in […] More

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    20 Indulgent Ice Cream Alternatives

    Ice cream is arguably the world’s favorite frozen dessert. This cold, creamy, and sweet summer treat is insanely good that it’s so irresistible. But when you’re watching your waistline or when you’re lactose-intolerant, ice cream is just a no-go. So we collected this exhaustive list of indulgent ice cream alternatives for those who want something […] More

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    9 Natural Whey Protein Alternatives

    For a long time, whey has been the go-to protein powder for those looking to bulk up their muscles. Whey protein shake does help with muscle recovery and gaining muscle mass but it can also be expensive. Some nutritionists also advise a balanced diet while vegans won’t tolerate dairy-based powders. Fortunately, there are natural alternatives […] More

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