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Ugli fruit

An ugli is a type of citrus fruit. It is related to the lemon family. It started to grow quickly all across Jamaica over 80 years ago and was quickly discovered by the natives there. It became popularly known, but it did not have a name. The nati ...

                                               

Valencia orange

The Valencia orange is an orange first made by the Californian agronomist William Wolfskill, on his farm in Santa Ana. The orange was later sold to the Irvine Company, who later used half of its land to grow the orange. Orange County is named aft ...

                                               

Melon

A melon is any kind of edible, fleshy fruit in the Cucurbitaceae family. Many different cultivars have been produced, especially of muskmelons. Botanically speaking, the melon is a fruit, but some kinds are often considered vegetables. Most melon ...

                                               

Cantaloupe

A cantaloupe is a type of fruit. It is a muskmelon that is probably related to the watermelon. There are two types of cantaloupe, European and North American. Cantaloupes range in size from 0.5 to 5.0 kilograms.

                                               

Galia melon

The Galia melon, also known as sarda in Southeast Asia, is hybrid melon. It comes from a cross between the green-flesh melon cultivar Ha-Ogen and the netted-rind melon cultivar Krimka. It was developed in Israel at the Ne´ve Yaar Research Center ...

                                               

Kiwano

Kiwano, also known as horned melon, is a sweet tropical fruit. It is an annual vine in the cucumber and melon family, Cucurbitaceae. It is also called "horned melon" since its fruit has horn-like spines. Ripe fruit has orange skin and lime green, ...

                                               

Muskmelon

Muskmelons are a type of melon. Cantaloupes are a popular type of muskmelon, but there are other types like the Honeydew Melon. They come from Persia and nearby countries. They were transported west to Europe near the time of Christs birth. The n ...

                                               

Watermelon

A watermelon is a plant originally domesticated in Africa. It is a highly cultivated edible fruit worldwide, having more than 1.000 varieties. About 6% of a watermelon is sugar, which makes it very sweet. There are many different types of waterme ...

                                               

Nut (fruit)

A nut is a hard-shelled fruit of some plants. They are an important part of human and animal diets. Many dried seeds and fruits are called nuts in English, but only some are nuts to a botanist. Nuts are made of the seed and the fruit, where the f ...

                                               

Acorn

The acorn is the fruit of the oak tree. It is a nut, and contains a single seed, enclosed in a tough, leathery shell. Acorns vary from 1 – 6 cm long and 0.8 – 4 cm broad. Acorns take between about 6 or 24 months to mature. Acorns are one of the m ...

                                               

Pear

A pear is an edible fruit. Its shape is a teardrop. The flavor of pears is best when they are cool. They are juicy. Pears do not ripen well on trees. They can be soft in the center. They can be baked, canned, frozen, or eaten fresh. They can be m ...

                                               

Prunus

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Apricot

The apricot comes from a small to medium-sized tree, 8 to 12 metres 26 to 39 ft tall, with a trunk up to 40 centimetres in diameter with spreading, dense canopy; leaves are shaped somewhat like a heart, with pointed tips, about 8 centimetres 3 in ...

                                               

Prunus japonica

Prunus japonica is a shrub in the genus Prunus. It is also called Korean cherry, Flowering almond or Oriental bush cherry. It is used for ornamental use. Its range goes from Central China through to the Korean peninsula. P. maximowiczii, the Miya ...

                                               

Tomato

The tomato is a botanical fruit. It is shiny and smooth. It has many small seeds. It is also very good for health. Most tomatoes are red. The tomato is green when it is unripe. It slowly changes color from green to red as it gets ripe, and as it ...

                                               

Grape tomato

A grape tomato is a small, usually oblong tomato. They are similar in size to a small cherry tomato and they both have a similar taste, but the grape tomato also has the similar oblong shape of a plum tomato. The tomatoes were introduced to the U ...

                                               

Carambola

Carambola, also known as star fruit, are tropical fruits. The fruit grows on trees that are native to India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Star fruit is common in the south of Asia, Australia and all of the islands around Australia. The tree is also ...

                                               

Durian

A durian is a big fruit with a strong smell and a hard shell with sharp thorns. Its flavour is loved by some people, especially in Southeast Asia, where people name it "King of Fruits". Many hotels and public transportation systems do not let peo ...

                                               

Guava

Guavas are plants in the genus Psidium of the family Myrtaceae. There are about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small trees in the genus. They are native to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and the northern part of South America. Now the ...

                                               

Jambul

Jambul or Jamun or Jamblang or Jambhul जांभुळ, Kaalo Jaam Naavar Pazham is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae, native to India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. It is also grown in other areas of southern Asia in ...

                                               

Longan

Longan is the name for a tree in the Sapindaceae family. It comes from the southern part of Asia and is related to the lychee. The fruit of the longan is white, round, and together with its hard seed, looks like an eyeball when the shell is peele ...

                                               

Lychee

A lychee is a tropical fruit in the genus Litchi. It is grown in some parts of India like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar apart from southern China. Lychees from India are distinctly different from the ones grown in China- apart from being larger and jui ...

                                               

Mango

A mango is a type of fruit. The mango tree is native to South Asia, from where it has been taken to become one of the most widely cultivated fruits in the tropics. It is harvested in the month of March until the end of May. Pakistan and India sha ...

                                               

Papaya

Papaya is a tall herbaceous plant in the genus Carica ; its edible fruit is also called papaya. It is native to the tropical region of America, mainly from southern Mexico to Central America. Now these plants are grown in all tropical regions of ...

                                               

Pineapple

The pineapple is a fruit. It is native to South America, Central America and the Caribbean. The word "pineapple" came from European explorers, who thought the fruit looked similar to a pine cone. The pineapple is also a tropical plant and it must ...

                                               

Flour

Flour is grains that have been dried and ground into powder. It is usually made of wheat, but can also be made from many other grains, nuts and other substances. Flour is used to make many foods. Flour is an important part of bread, pasta, cookie ...

                                               

Chef Boyardee

Chef Boyardee is a food company founded in 1938. It is a public company. It mainly serves microwaveable foods. The company was founded by Italian immigrant Hector Boiardi in Milton, Pennsylvania, U.S., in 1928.

                                               

Macaroni

Macaroni is a pasta food which is made of wheat and flour. It is from Italy. It is in the shape of a small tube. It can either be straight or curved. The curved type is called elbow macaroni. Macaroni is almost never eaten by itself. It is usuall ...

                                               

Rice

Rice is a type of and food. In origin, it is a swamp grass. It is eaten as staple food in many parts of Asia. It is grown in warm parts of the world, mainly Asia, Africa, northern Italy, and the west coast of North America. Rice accounts for 80% ...

                                               

Basmati rice

Basmati rice is a kind of long-grain rice. It is known for its fragrance and its flavour. The biggest producers of Basmati rice are India and Pakistan, it is mainly grown in Punjab. The main method of growing it is paddy field farming, that is to ...

                                               

Mochi (food)

Mochi is a type of Japanese confectionary made from pounded pasty rice and molded into shape. Mochi normally has a filling inside, such as ice cream, azuki paste, and others. In Japan, mochi is often eaten in New Years Day in one of two dishes: o ...

                                               

Ricegrowers Limited

Ricegrowers Limited, trading as SunRice, is claimed to be the "worlds fifth largest ricefood exporter", and have historically been one of Australias largest exporters of processed branded food products. SunRices main production is still based in ...

                                               

Wild rice

Wild rice is four species of grasses forming the genus Zizania, and the grain which can be harvested from them. The grain was historically gathered and eaten in both North America and China. While it is now something of a delicacy in North Americ ...

                                               

Canola

Canola refers to both an edible oil and a type of Brassicaceae plant. The plant is a cultivar of Brassica napus, Brassica rapa or Brassica juncea. They are well known for their seeds, from which the canola cooking oil is made. The oil is widely u ...

                                               

Olive oil

Olive oil is a vegetable oil. It is made by getting the juice of the fruits of the olive tree. These are called olives. The oil is used in cooking, as well as cosmetics, traditional medicine, and as a fuel for oil lamps. Olive oil quality is defi ...

                                               

Dough

Dough is a paste made out of flour by mixing it with a small amount of water. Dough can be used to make bread, pastries, cookies, muffins, and other foods. In many parts of central India, people use the quick method of making an instant roasted d ...

                                               

Batter (cooking)

Batter is thin dough that can be easily poured into a pan. Batter is used mainly for pancakes, light cakes and as the coating for some fried foods. The word batter comes from a French word battre. Battre means beat. Many batters require vigorous ...

                                               

Sourdough

Sourdough bread is made by the fermentation of dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeast. It uses biological leavening rather than cultivated bakers yeast. The lactic acid produced by the lactobacilli gives it a more sour taste and i ...

                                               

Morchella

Morchella, the true morels, is a genus of edible mushrooms closely related to the cup fungi. These appear honeycomb-like in that the upper portion is composed of a network of ridges with pits between them. China produces cultivated morels. Morels ...

                                               

Shiitake mushroom

The shiitake mushroom, or simply called "shiitake" is also known as Chinese black mushroom or black forest mushroom. It is also called "black mushroom". It is an edible mushroom, which is typically grown on the tree, such as shii, kunugi and oak. ...

                                               

Truffle

A truffle is the fruiting body of an underground mushroom. Its spores are dispersed by fungivores. Almost all truffles are found in close association with trees. It is used as a food additive in cooking. The truffles improve the flavour. There ar ...

                                               

Herb

Herbs are plants that are grown either as a food, or because they have some use in treating diseases, for spiritual reasons. Some herbs may act as an aphrodisiac. The word herb comes from the Latin word herba, meaning grass, green stalks, or blad ...

                                               

Achillea millefolium

Achillea millefolium or Yarrow is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. Other common names for this species include gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old mans pepper, devils nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldiers ...

                                               

Angelica

Angelica is a genus of about 50 species of tall biennial and perennial herbs in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate and subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, reaching as far North as Iceland and Lapland. They grow to 1-3 m tall, with ...

                                               

Basil

Basil is a plant of the Family Lamiaceae. It is also known as Sweet Basil or Tulsi. It is a tender low-growing herb that is grown as a perennial in warm, tropical climates. Basil is originally native to India and other tropical regions of Asia. I ...

                                               

Bay leaf

Bay leaf, is the aromatic leaf of several species of the Laurel family. Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavor and fragrance. Laurus nobilis, is a culinary herb often used to flavor soups, stews, and braises an ...

                                               

Boldo

Boldo is a kind of tree that can be found in the central part of Chile. It is the only species in the genus Peumus. It is a big part of the sclerophyllous forests found in the central part of Chile. Boldo has also been introduced to Europe and No ...

                                               

Bolivian coriander

Bolivian coriander is an annual plant. Its leaves can be used for seasoning food. The taste has been described as "somewhere between arugula, cilantro and rue." The plant is commonly grown in Mexico and South America. There it is used in salsas. ...

                                               

Chinese herbology

Chinese herbs do not grow in China only. If you find the right climate and soil type, you can grow many of those herbs overseas. For instance, American Ginseng is grown in Wisconsin State. The raw herbs available in retail have the following natu ...

                                               

Clove

A clove is an aromatic dried flower bud of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. Cloves are native to Indonesia. A clove tree is an evergreen and grows to the height of 8-12 m. The part used in cookery is a dried flower bud. Cloves are harvested primar ...