PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Epazote

Epazote is a herb used in Mesoamerican cooking since long before the Spanish conquest. Its strong musky flavor is appealing, but it also has a number of nutritional and even medicinal benefits. It should be used in small quantities and is not recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers. It aids in digestion and contains…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit, native to southern Mexico and Central America, grows on the Hylocereus cactus, whose flowers open only at night. The two most common types have bright red skin with green scales that resemble a dragon. The most widely available variety has white pulp with black seeds, though a less common type with red pulp and black…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Fava Bean

A serving of fava beans packs 106% of the daily requirement of folates, important for preventing birth defects. Fava beans are also rich in iron, phosphorous, magnesium, and manganese. Fava beans, sometimes called horse beans or broad beans (español: habas) come from a species of flowering plant in the Fabaceae pea and bean family. It is widely cultivated as…