Pennywort aka Gotu Kola

Recently, I have been researching a lot about Chinese culture, which has an interesting history. As I have done my  research, I came across Pennyworth or Gotu Kola. Here are some of the interesting facts that amazed me. Pennywort is a common name for several different plants with round leaves and a low-growing habitat. Pennywort…

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Prune – The Dried Plum

As a little boy, I remember climbing plum trees by the roadside and harvesting the over ripe plums for my father and uncles to create their guilty pleasure “Slivovitz”. However at that time, I had no idea that plums could be dried and served as a snack or preserved that way, as it was simply…

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Sorghum – The Camel Crop

Asia is a continent that conserves traditions while simultaneously holding a vision for modernisation; a concept that never fails to surprise me. It amazes me how often we tend to forget about what has been around us for centuries. We also usually regard some of these old school products as secondary ingredients that are fed…

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