We humans consist of 90% water. Lettuce consists of slightly more – 95%. That’s why it’s so refreshing. Just like ‘watery’ humans, lettuce come in all shapes and sizes.
A mushroom can grow overnight. If you don’t believe us, ask any gnome. Or pick up a lantern and go out in the woods. You might see something popping up. A mushroom that is.
The best way to slice onions without crying, is wearing goggles. In case a diving suit doesn’t look good on you, just fill a bowl with warm water, immerse onions and cut away.
There’s a bit of a fight about the proper name. Some don’t say Pak but Bok in front of their soy. So Bok Soi is also Pak Choi. Pick your winner. And put it in our Three Dragons Dish.
Parsnips are a definite blast from the past. Don’t let the fact that they look like troll fingers scare you away; they’re actually quite sweet – literally. Bring them back to your table.
We pick peas out of the freezer 90% of the time and we’re quite happy with that. After being harvested, peas are frozen immediately, so they keep their nutritional value.
Pumpkins have a thick skin. Don’t bother slashing them with a knife; you might end up cutting yourself. Ask a kid to handle the job – they can split them with their bare hands.
Don’t worry, that snow owl won’t eat all your snow peas, which only exist 500 years. In 1536 Dutch farmers crossbred this variety and brought it to England and China.
Forget about the biceps. Spinach is especially good for the eyes, thanks to a unique compound named lutein. This antioxidant helps to protect against harmful ultraviolet sunrays.
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