Good for you stuff!
Potatoes are so common in the western diet that we imagine they’ve been around forever. But although evidence suggests potatoes were used around 500BC, the potato had a bad reputation for many centuries and was thought by some cultures to be an evil vegetable. Potatoes
Wild strawberries can still be found in some unspoiled areas – often in light woodland. However, wild strawberries tend to be smaller and not nearly as sweet as the hybrid varieties we grow today.
Onions a Chef’s Delight
Onions have been hard to date by archaeologists, but it’s generally thought that onions have been eaten since prehistoric times and have been cultivated for at least 5000 years.
All leafy green vegetables contain quantities of vitamin C and lettuce is no exception. Picking it fresh is even better! Lettuce also contains vitamin A and folate, some varieties may have mild sedative properties. Lettuce
Broccoli, Grow it, Eat it
Broccoli has its roots in ancient times, although it wasn’t cultivated for home use until around the 1600’s. The broccoli we know and love today started its commercial journey about a century ago.
Blackcurrants are one of the world’s most commercially grown crops and have been picked in the wild since medieval times when they were also used as a medicinal herb. It wasn’t until the 19th and 20th centuries that research uncovered just how vitamin packed blackcurrants are! Blackcurrants