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

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