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3 myths about carrots

3 myths about carrots

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The carrot – or “rüebli” in Switzerland – belongs to the umbellifer family and has an extraordinarily high carotene content. The healthy root gets its orange colour from beta-carotene. However, the carotene is not what gives the carrot its name. The name comes from “carota”. This means “burnt” in German, which is a reference to the colour of the root in ancient times: back then, the root was still purple.

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Onions – sweet transformations

Onions – sweet transformations

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Onions are super versatile vegetables that are widely cultivated. There are many species that fall into this category but people usually think of a bulb when they imagine the onion. And not without a reason. The yellow onion is the most commonly known variety – bulb onion is the most important species of the Allium genus among growers all over the world.

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Branched, leafy, thorny, flowering plant

Branched, leafy, thorny, flowering plant

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What cooks know about asparagus really differs from what botanists know about it. The latter could name around 300 species of this genus: some are edible, some are ornamental, some grow …

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Pumpkin monsters

Pumpkin monsters

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Everybody knows this time of the year – people frantically browsing the Internet in search of pumpkin soup and spice latte recipes. But this craze is not only limited to online. …

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Veggie companion

Veggie companion

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If you are looking for a good companion – try radishes! Aside from being a crunchy, pungent ingredient in your salad, radishes are often used as a companion crop. In gardening …

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Aching love with lovage 

Aching love with lovage 

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Despite the obvious hint that the plant name gives us, it’s not supposed to bring us love but rather pain. According to the folk etymology, “lovage” is from “love-ache”, so it …

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