Weight Equivalents: Potatoes

Potatoes originated in the area of southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia. Potatoes were domesticated approximately 7,000–10,000 years ago, and spread throughout the Americas, then into Europe with the cross ocean trade of European merchant ships . Approximately 5,000 varieties of potato exist today, with over 3,000 in the Ades region alone. … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Onion

The onion, or onion bulb, is a pretty common ingredient found in the kitchen and is appreciated for adding rich and savory flavor to our dishes. It is a close relative of pungent vegetables like garlic, scallions, and leeks. What makes the onion extraordinary is its ability to make people teary when … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Green Onion

Green or spring onions have small white bulbs and long green stalks. Green Onions are thought to have originated in Central Asia or possibly the area of West Pakistan and Iran. Onions have been cultivated for thousands of years, and are used in nearly every cuisine. Scallion, green onion, or spring onion … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Pineapple

Pineapples most likely originated in the area of Southern Brazil and Paraguay. From this area they spread throughout Northern South America, Central America,  Southern Mexico, and into the Caribbean. Spanish, English, and Dutch explorers and merchants spread the pineapple into Africa, the Philippines, Europe, and India. How much does a pineapple weigh? … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Plums

There are from 19 to 40 species of plums. Of these only two are of primary commercial use, the European and the Japanese plum. There are over 200 plum varieties derived from these two species, some sweet, some acidic, and some best suited for drying into prunes. European plums probably originated in … Read more