Also called Rapini, Broccoli Rabe originated from the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia but was brought to America during the 20th Century. Rapini greens are known to prevent arthritis, osteoporosis, iron deficiency, anemia, and are believed to offer protection from cardiovascular diseases, and colon, and prostate cancers.
Turnip and Turnip Greens
Turnips are originally native to Eastern Asia and were brought to America during the 14th Century. Turnips are not only eaten by humans but are also used as livestock feed. They were even used like pumpkins, carved into jack-o-lanterns on Halloween, and made to frighten evil spirits away during the Celtic holiday, Samhain.
Despite its name, Swiss Chard does not originally come from Switzerland. In fact, it can be traced back to Sicily in the Mediterranean and was first brought over to America during the 19th Century. Swiss Chard has over 10 different names including Seakale Beet, Strawberry Spinach, and Roman Kale.
Tea made with the leaves of Sorrel can soothe a fever, stomach ache, and intestinal parasites. Sorrel is packed with iron and may boost the red blood cell production and prevent iron deficiency. Sorrel was first brought to America in the 19th Century but originates in west Africa.
Baby Leaf Lettuce
(Lactuca sativa Var ‘tambay’)
Baby Leaf Lettuce are planted and harvested quick, some as soon as 32 days! The leaves are small, so no need to cut or chop this lettuce to add to your salad!
(Lactuca Sativa var Longifolia Asterales)
Romaine lettuce is 95% water and is packed with Omega-3s. Romaine Lettuce originated in the Mediterranean as its name is an homage to the city of Rome.
Originating in Indonesia, Endive is a member of the Chicory Family. When it was brought to America during the 19th Century it was soon discovered that Endive aids in digestion and improves function of the liver and gallbladder.