Today's carrots have come a long way from their small, wild ancestors of ancient times. Originally grown for their leaves and seeds, it wasn’t until the early Middle Ages that the delicious, mildly sweet roots were cultivated in earnest. By then, c..
These oblong, brown-skinned potatoes have a high starch and low moisture content relative to other potatoes, which makes them ideal for baking, mashing and frying. In the United States, russet potatoes are primarily grown in Idaho, where the damp, mo..
A woody herb in the mint family, thyme comes in over 300 different varieties. Thanks to its popularity among ancient and modern cultures and its hardiness it thrives in hot conditions but can withstand freezing temperatures thyme is grown worldwide...