Sweet potato

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A sweet potato is just like a regular potato in that it is a starchy tuber. However, they are not related: the potato is a nightshade plant, while the sweet potato belongs to the morning glories and bindweeds family. Sweet potatoes are rich in antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and beta-carotene. They’re also rich in […]

Avocado

Avocado van Yex

Avocados are round to pear-shaped fruits that have a relatively hard skin. The colour of the skin varies from green to almost black. The yellowish-green flesh of the avocado has a creamy, nutty flavour. The flesh is high in fat, with a fat content that can reach up to 30%. However, these are largely monounsaturated […]

Green asparagus

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Green asparagus is the green shoot which emerges from the root of the asparagus plant. Green asparagus gets its fresh green colour because it grows above ground and receives sufficient sunlight. Green asparagus is spicy and nutty in flavour. In general, green asparagus contain the most vitamins out of all the types of asparagus. If […]

Ginger

Gember van Yex

Ginger is the tuberous root of the ginger plant, so it is also sometimes known as ginger root. Ginger tastes tangy and spicy yet fresh and sweet. Ginger is good for you! It contains powerful anti-oxidants and is often used to soothe a queasy stomach. Ginger as a flavouring in cooking is becoming increasingly popular. […]

Butternut squash

Flespompoen van Yex

The butternut squash is a bottle-shaped type of squash with a sweet taste. All the seeds and membranes are found in the round part of the butternut and are therefore easy to remove. The name ‘butternut’ comes from its buttery flesh and nutty flavour. The orange, firm flesh of the butternut squash has a slightly […]

Haricots verts

Haricots verts van Yex

Haricots verts are very young harvested green beans. The beans have hardly developed seeds and are recognizable by the straight, thin bean. Haricots verts literally means “green beans” in French, but haricots verts have a more complex taste and more graceful appearance than a normal green bean. The outside is deliciously crunchy and inside they […]

Sugar snaps

Sugarsnaps van Yex

Sugar snaps are fresh green legumes that you can eat entirely. They originated from a cross between peas and snow peas. Sugar snaps taste sweeter than snow peas because of the presence of the peas, hence the name. Sugar snaps and snow peas are sometimes mixed up. The difference between snow peas and sugar snaps […]

Snow peas

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Snow peas are the young, bright green legumes of the pea plant. Because they are harvested very early they are flat, and the peas are not yet developed and are therefore small. You can eat the whole pod. Snow peas are the young, bright green legumes of the pea plant. Because they are harvested very […]