Weight Equivalents: Various Chili Peppers

Chili peppers originated in the Americas and were spread across the world after European exploration. They are used in both food and medicine and as non-lethal weapons (think pepper spray and the recent Chilli grenade using the Bhut Jalokia pepper). Chilli peppers range from sweet and mild to extremely “hot” and sometimes … Read more

What You Need to Know about Tomatoes

The tomato is an edible berry of the tomato plant which originated from western South America and Central America. It is the most popular fruit (or vegetable, whatever) in America and is eaten by millions of people around the globe. According to Tomato News (2020), tomato is gaining even more popularity as … Read more

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