Fruits & Vegetables are the most often overlooked portion of our daily food intake. Learn how fruits and vegetables work and how to eat more of them everyday.
Ube is a sweet species of yam that stands out because of its vivid purple color and sweet, creamy taste.
The U.S. banned the gooseberry back in the early 1900s because it was a host for white pine blister rust disease. But now few states prohibit the tart berry, so eat up!
Yes – it could happen to you, good person. KABOOM! It's fairly rare, but a potentially catastrophic rind failure lurks under the green-striped shell of every seemingly innocent watermelon in the produce aisle.
Sometimes referred as the 'queen of fruit,' the mangosteen has a soft white interior, a mild taste and is notoriously difficult to find in the U.S. Here's why.
If bananas are berries and strawberries and raspberries are not, what in the world is a berry anyway?
Its smell is notorious. But get past that and the jackfruit is versatile, easy to grow and packs a nutritional punch that's hard to beat.
This tropical fruit, grown all over the tropics, has lots of health benefits. Even its leaves get in on the act.
This banana has soft, sweet flesh and tastes a lot like vanilla custard or ice cream. One scoop or two?
We throw out tons of perfectly good parts of vegetables and fruits often because we don't know what to do with them. But there's a lot of treasure in the trash.
It's not just people with an affinity for hot sauce. The real answer will probably surprise you.
Little tiny vegetables seem to pop up everywhere these days, but where do they come from?
Don't let 'seedless' watermelons fool you — even though they may not prompt constant spitting, they really do have seeds.
If peanuts are technically not nuts, what are they?
Kale is a descendant of ancient cabbage. Learn more about kale in this humorous video from HowStuffWorks.
Kale has become the little black dress of the culinary world: chic, understated and perfect for nearly every occasion. But it comes with a not-so-elegant side effect. We'll — ahem — get to the bottom of why kale makes you so gassy.
Discerning between a fruit and a vegetable may seem simple: Fruits have seeds and vegetables don't. This works great if you're a botanist, but not so well if you're not. We'll finally tell you which category tomatoes fall into (or maybe we won't).
If you can't get enough of starchy foods, you don't need to limit yourself to potatoes and squash. Fruits have starch, too! We'll tell you why, and also reveal the starchiest fruit of them all.
If bananas are your favorite fruit, you may soon pick up a bunch that just seems ... different somehow. The culprit: a fungus that's killing the Cavendish.
Kale packs a nutritional wallop -- 1,300 percent of your daily vitamin K, for starters -- and is incredibly versatile and easy to cook. Here are 10 ways to cook kale.
Sweet potatoes have been around a long, long time, but it seems like they're just now getting the fanfare they deserve. If you'd like to add this good-for-you vegetable to your diet, here are five ways to liven it up.
It's hard to imagine the American diet without tomatoes. But there are so many different varieties, and it can be hard to tell what kind to use for certain dishes.
Next time you're at your local grocer, cruise down the canned vegetable aisle and take a look at how many ways they've come up with to can a tomato. Diced, stewed, whole, sauced. But can one substitute for the other? After all, they're all tomatoes, right?
Does it really matter if your carrots are boiled, steamed or roasted? Actually, it does. But that's the only simple part of the equation. Why would cooking vegetables make them less healthy?
The great tomato storage debate seems to be settled by the label on that little package of Romas warning: "Never Refrigerate." Pretty straightforward. Still, many people do just that and claim no ill effects. So, is the warning valid?
Tomato seeds are teeny-tiny, but they hold a lot of potential. If you extract them and dry them properly, you can create your very own heirloom tomatoes.