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Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is plant from family Convolvulaceae, famous as one of the oldest vegetable. Usually, it's incorrectly mixed with "yam" and "potato". There are about 400 varieties of sweet potato, but white-cream and yellow-orange fleshed are most seen. It is healthy food, mostly because of the high content of vitamin A and antioxidants.
Potato originates from South America, where it was domesticated several millennia ago, and introduced to European explorers in mid-16th century. Ever since then, incredible growth of potato popularity enabled it to become one of the most sought out vegetables that truly managed to shape the look of the modern human civilization. Find out more about potato here.
Peanut, Arachis hypogaea, is probably created in northwestern Argentina, thousands years ago. Although peanut flowers are above ground, fruits are below ground (peanuts do not grow on trees, neither as a part of root). There are 4 main types: Runner peanuts, Virginia, Spanish and Valencia Peanuts. Peanuts are cholesterol-free and rich in proteins.
Cucumber is an interesting and useful plant fruit that truly has a countless usages in diet, nutrition, medicine, science and even common household problems. Here you can learn the most interesting and fun fact that you simply must know if you want to keep your body healthy and your life better.