Weight Equivalents: Burdock Root

Burdock probably originated in China. Burdock has been used as a medicine for centuries, and the root is popular in Korea and Japan as a vegetable. Ueong is very crisp and has a sweet, mild, and pungent flavor. It can be found in most Korean markets fresh, frozen, dried, or pickled. Used … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Radish

There is some disagreement as to where radishes originated. Sources say they originated in the eastern Mediterranian area, near the Caspian Sea, Northern China, or Southeast Asia. Today radishes are grown around the world in many different varieties. How much does a radish weigh? Radish, Common (Globe) Common Names: Radish, Red Radish, … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Peas

Peas are native to West Asia (Afghanistan, Iran, Northwest India) and Northern Africa (Ethiopia). Peas were gathered by Roman Legionaires to supplement their rations How much do peas weigh? Peas, Snow, Edible Pod Common Names: snow pea, Chinese snow pea, Chinese pea, Chinese pea pod, sugar pea, mange-tout pea, edible-podded pea. Usually … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Lettuce

Lettuce was first cultivated in Egypt where it was probably selectively bred to produce large edible leaves. It spread from Egypt into Greece and Italy, then throughout the Roman Empire. There are several types of lettuce, but the three most common are Leaf, Head, and Cos (Romaine). How much does lettuce weigh? … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Spinach

Spinach most likely originated in Ancient Persia (Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan). It spread eastward through India into China, and westward through the Mediterranian area into Europe. Spinach can be eaten raw (blanched) in salads, on sanswiches, seasoned and served, in soups, fried, stir fried, as wraps…. How much does spinach weigh? Spinach … Read more