Weight Equivalents: Cauliflower


Cauliflower is a plant in the same family as broccoli and cabbage, and has been selectively bred over centuries to retain it’s characteristics. Early development and cultivation started in the Mediterainian area, possibly Syria or Cyprus, and spread from there throughout Europe and the world. Cauliflower, Raw Common Names: Cauliflower Equivalents: 1 … Read more

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

red 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

Weight Equivalents: Peach / Nectarine


Peaches and Nectarines are the same species, but for commercial purposes are considered two different fruits. The trees originated in Northwest China and were spread through trade and conquest (Armies and camp followers dropping the pits after eating the fruit).. Peaches/Nectarines should be firm, with no bruising, cuts, or soft spots. How … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Lemons

citrus fruits

The origin of Lemons is unknown, although they may have originated  in Burma or China. Genetic research of lemons show that they are a hybrid of sour orange and citron. Lemons are high in vitamin C and are thought to have many health benefits. Look for smooth skinned, firm fruits. Avoid blotchy, … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Oranges

fresh orange fruit

Oranges probably originated in in Southeast Asia and spread westward through trade with China. Oranges are high in vitamin C and are thought to have many health benefits. Look for smooth skinned, firm fruits. Avoid blotchy, mushy, or oversoft fruits. How much does an orange weigh? Oranges, Common Commercial Large 3-1/16″ Dia … Read more