Meet Your Produce: Cucumber

By Brittany Arthur Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) A plant in the gourd family that grows in a typically cylindrical shape that is elongated and rounds off at the ends. The fruit has a tough outer rind with a softer interior and are usually more than 90% water. The fruit grows from vines that spiral and creep … Continue reading Meet Your Produce: Cucumber

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Meet Your Produce: Ginger

By Brittany Arthur Ginger (Zingiber officinale) A herbaceous perennial that originated in a tropical rainforest in Southern Asia. Ginger is most commonly used as a kitchen spice, but is occasionally useful for medicinal purposes. In a culinary setting, ginger is used to add a subtle seasoning to dishes or be made into candy and beverages. … Continue reading Meet Your Produce: Ginger