Weight Equivalents: Carrots

Carrots most likely originated in Persia (Iran, Afghanistan), and were also most likely first cultivated in that region. Carrots were originally grown for their leaves and seeds. Carrots have been selectively bred for centuries resulting in the common commercial carrot of today. Carrots are, also, must-have addition to the doomsday prepping list for bunker … 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: Mushrooms

Mushrooms grow in an amazing variety all around the world. Some are edible, many are poisonous. The common white mushroom is derived from a natural mutation discovered by a Pennsylvannia farmer in 1926. How much does a mushroom weigh? Common White/Crimini (brown-Italian) Mushroom Small 10g .4oz Mushroom Medium 18g .6oz Mushroom Large … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Cabbage

Cabbage is native to Britain and Europe. Domestication probably happened in several locations in roughly the same time frame. Napa, or Chinese cabbage originated near the Beijing area of China. Cabbage is eaten raw, pickled, steamed, boiled, grilled, and fried. The leaves can be used as wraps for various meats and other … 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: Chives

Chives are native to Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. They are related to scallions and onions, and are used in many cuisines around the world. Asian or Garlic chives originated in the Himalayas and the high Mongolian plains, Asian or Korean chives have a distinct garlic flavor and have flat leaves. … 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

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: 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: 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