Weight Equivalents: Cucumber

Weight Equivalents Cucumber

Cucumbers probably originated in India from 3000 to 5000 years ago. They were spread  into Greece, Italy (and the Roman Empire), and China, Cucumbers are present in many cuisines and are eaten raw. grilled, in salads, stuffed, fried, preserved, as pickles…. How much does a cucumber weigh? Cucumber, Common Small, average about … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Broccoli

Broccoli is actually a cabbage that has been selectively bred over centuries to retain it’s characteristics. Early development and cultivation started in Italy and spread from there throughout Europe and the world. How much does broccoli weigh? Broccoli Bunch Stems and Florets 608g 21.4oz Spear 5″ Long 31g 1.1oz Stalk 151g 5.3oz … 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: Garlic

Garlic is believed to be native to central Asia, South Asia or southwestern Siberia. There are also wild varieties native to Europe and North America. Garlic has been in use for human consumption for at least 7000 years. How much does garlic weigh? Garlic, Common Clove 2.8g 0.1oz Head 17 cloves/head (average) … 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: Almond

Almonds may have originated in China or the Middle East. They were commonly used as food along the “Silk Road” and spread from there into the Mediterranean area. Almonds Common Names: almond, sweet almond Equivalents: 3 ounces whole almonds = 1/2 cup = 65 almonds. The crunchy texture and rich, delicate flavor … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Banana

Bananas probably originated in Northern Australia and New Guinea. They spread into the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and onward into more of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Banana Extra Large 9″ or longer 152g 5.4oz Large 8″ to 8-7/8″ Long 136g 4.8oz Medium 7″ to 7-7/8″ Long 118g 4.2oz Small 6″ to … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Cherries

Cherry trees are native to the northern hemisphere with species in North America, Europe, and Asia. The two most common species (sweet cherries/sour cherries) for commercial cultivation are thought to have originated in or near the area of current day Armenia. Cherries should be semi soft to firm, with stems attached, no … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Apricot

The origin of Apricots is not known definately. Various sources place it in present day Armenia, the Russian/Chinese border area, or Northern India. Apricots have a firm low juice flesh that ranges from tart to sweet in taste, and have a smooth or velvety skin. Apricots should be firm with no bruising, … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Bae -Asian Pear

A lightly sweet crisp grainy pear grown in Korea, Japan, and China. Most often given as gifts or used (in blended or mashed form) as a sauce or marinade ingredient. Also used in desserts and salads. Available in season in most Korean Markets. Korean Pears should be firm with no bruising, cuts, … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Apples

DNA analysis indicates that apples originated in the mountains of what is now known as Kazakhstan. Ranging from sour “spitters” to sweet and delicious, apple varieties are grown around the world. Use a Food Scale when weighing to get an accurate weight. Apples should be firm with no bruising, cuts, or soft … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Watermelon

The watermelon probably originated in Southern Africa, then spread northward to the Valley of the Nile where it was cultivated for some time before again spreading to the north, east and west.. Watermelons are generally large, oval, and a mottled green color with red or pink flesh. Look for  fruit that is … Read more