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Potato: Annual Starchy Edible Tuber (Explained)

Potato, (Solanum tuberosum), an annual plant in the nightshade family (Solanaceae), is grown for its starchy edible tubers. The potato is native to the Peruvian-Bolivian Andes and is one of the world’s main food crops. Potatoes are edible tubers, available …

Maize: Multipurpose Edible Grain (Explained)

Maize (Zea mays L.) is the leading grain in the world with an annual production of more than 1 billion tons in 2013, and it constitutes staple foods for large groups of people in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Maize …

Sugarcane: Perennial Environment Friendly Grass (Explained)

Sugarcane is considered one of the most environmentally friendly crops because it requires minimal fertilizer and pesticides. It gets most of what it needs from the region’s rich, moist soil. Not only do our fields of sugarcane produce food, but …

Wheat: Highly Nutritional & Widely Cultivated Cereal

More than 600 million tonnes of wheat are harvested annually, making it one of the ‘big three’ cereal crops. It is an extremely nutritious and widely cultivated cereal grain. In many countries around the world, wheat has been grown and …

Rice: Edible Starchy Cereal Grain (Thoroughly Explained)

There are two species of rice, Oryza sativa (Asian rice) and Oryza glaberrima (African rice). It is generally used to refer both to wild and domestic varieties of Zizania and Porteresia; however, primitive varieties of Oryza can also be referred …

Cotton: World’s Leading Agricultural Crop (Thoroughly Explained)

Cotton is plentiful and economical to produce, it is relatively inexpensive and one of the world’s most important crops. Textiles, including lightweight voiles, laces, and heavy sailcloths and thick-piled velveteens, can be made with these fibres. They can be used …

Buckwheat: The Gluten-Free Colorful Microgreen

Buckwheat is a nutrient-packed, gluten-free colorful microgreen. It is consumed in Asian countries for centuries and is now becoming increasingly popular due to its many health benefits. Despite its name, Buckwheat is not related to wheat, it’s a fruit seed …

Top 15 Aquaponic Plants: The Best Choices

When it comes to growing plants, aquaponics is one of the most sustainable food production systems around. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) and hydroponics (using nutrients and water rather than soil to cultivate plants). It typically requires less water, less …

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