Mint is the name for over a dozen plant species, including peppermint and spearmint, that belong to the genus Mentha.These plants are particularly known for the cooling sensation they impart. They can be added to foods in both fresh and dried forms.Mint is a popular ingredient in several foods and beverages, ranging from teas and alcoholic drinks to sauces, salads and desserts.
Tarragon is a culinary herb that is known for its glossy, skinny leaves and aromatic flavor. The most common type used in cooking is the French variety. Tarragon is an ingredient in many French dishes, including Béarnaise sauce, and because of its delicate flavor pairs well with fish, chicken, and eggs. In France, it is referred to as “the king of herbs” because of its ability to elevate a dish, and is one of the four herbs in the French mixture fines herbes.
Chives are a nutrient-dense food. This means that they are low in calories but high in beneficial nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.That said, to get a significant amount of these nutrients, a person would have to eat a large quantity of chives. Instead, people often use chives as a garnish. A common serving is about 1 tablespoon (tbsp), or 3 grams.
Marjoram is the name given to many species of perennial herb belonging to the genus Origanum, including the major species Origanum majorana which is grown for its leaves which are commonly used as a herb in cooking. Marjoram plants can be woody or herbaceous and possess multiple branching stems. The leaves are oval or round and are arranged alternately on the stems.
Thyme is the herb of some members of the genus Thymus of aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint family Lamiaceae. Thymes are relatives of the oregano genus Origanum. They have culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses, and the species most commonly cultivated and used for culinary purposes is Thymus vulgaris. Thyme essential oil, which is obtained from its leaves, is often used as a natural cough remedy.
Basil is a flavorful, leafy green herb that originated in Asia and Africa.It’s a member of the mint family, and many different varieties exist.Popular as a food seasoning, this aromatic herb is also used in teas and supplements which may provide a range of health benefits.
The leaves are used fresh or dried to flavour meats, fish, salads, and sauces; basil tea is a stimulant.
Parsley is low in calories yet rich in important nutrients, such as vitamins A, K, and C.Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that plays a key role in your immunity and eye health. Plus, it’s important for your skin and may improve skin conditions, such as acne.
Parsley is also a great source of vitamin K, a nutrient that supports bone and heart health.Parsley has minerals galore, including a good supply of iron.
Sorrel, any of several hardy perennial herbs of the Polygonaceae, or buckwheat, family that are widely distributed in temperate regions. Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) is a weed that is native to Europe and has become widespread in North America. It is an attractive but troublesome invader that occurs in lawns and gardens as well as meadows and grassy slopes. It sprouts from spreading rootstocks and has acid-tasting, slender triangular leaves and tiny yellow or reddish flowers.
F1 is a very vigorous variety with reliable performance in a range of different growing circumstances, Plants are tall with a concentrated set of fruits and are upright bearing. The attraction of Demon F1 is its fruit quality, firm, very nice bright red colour, and uniform fruits in size and shape.
A jalapeno pepper is a fruit of the Capsicum pod type. It is a medium sized hot pepper when compared to other chili peppers, measuring an average of 2-3.5 inches in length but growing up to 6 inches long or longer.Fresh Jalapenos are great in salsas, thinly sliced for nachos or pizza toppings, or pickled to preserve them.
Garlic & French Beans
Garlic is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, Welsh onion and Chinese onion. Diallyl sulfide, a compound in garlic, was 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics in fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, according to a study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
French beans, also known as snap or green beans, and locally in Kenya as mishiri, are a major export crop. Interest in french beans farming is fast-growing for both fresh consumption and processing (mainly canning and freezing). French beans contain protein, fat, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamins A, B, D and starch.
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