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Is garlic with green inside okay?

Garlic is a spice used in everyday cooking in kitchens across the world. In general, a garlic clove opens to a nice, creamy centre. However, sometimes you may notice something tiny and green inside, and you may be wondering whether or not to add this green part of the garlic clove to your cooking. Well, this article walks you through what it is, where it came from, and, of course, more significantly, whether you can consume it.
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How to tell if a sweet potato is bad

In general, sweet potatoes reach you after going through a lot of shipping processes, being exposed to excessive heat, and being in inventory for a long time. Besides, sweet potatoes have a high moisture content, which means they can go bad quickly if not preserved carefully. As a result, they undergo several changes, like changes in smell, texture, and appearance, which indicate that they aren’t edible anymore.
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Carrot sprouts – here’s how to identify them

Have you ever wondered what carrot sprouts look like? Growing carrots can be a great experience for anyone, whether you're an experienced gardener or not. However, growing carrots does come with its challenges. One of the challenges is being able to identify the leaves. So, without further ado, here's what these carrot sprouts look like:
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Garlic growing stages – Don’t make this mistake

Many of us find garlic to be a fairly straightforward plant to grow, however, some gardeners do run into some difficulty due in part to there being multiple stages during its life cycle where it can be harvested. By understanding the growth stages of garlic, you can optimize your yield and have a great crop that you'll be able to use in all of those delicious meals. In this article, I will go over the garlic growing stages and also provide some guidance on when the best time is to harvest your garlic crop.
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Is corn man-made? How humans made corn

Surprisingly, the plant is known to have more than 1,000 different names in Japan, with several of them translating to "poisonous flower," "corpse flower," "abandoned child flower," and "hell flower." So it's obvious that this particular flower has a negative connotation about it!
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Is cauliflower man-made? Your complete guide

Did you know that cauliflower is a man-made hybrid created through an extensive process known as "selective breeding"? This involves using various parts of the Brassica Oleracea plant to make other plant species.... but more on that later!
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Are carrots man-made? Let’s explore carrots

When we go back in history, the early ancestors of carrots (which were just viewed as plants) were originally cultivated for their leaves and seeds. The carrot which we are familiar with today, only came about in the early 17th century when Dutch growers cultivated a slightly different variant of carrot... the orange carrot!
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How To Freeze Runner Beans: A Step-by-Step Guide

Runner beans are a delicious summer crop, but what do you do with all of them when they start to pile up? Runner beans are one of our favourite vegetables in the United Kingdom, and they're quite simple to cultivate. As a result, many of us grow them in our own gardens or allotments. However, if you have a big harvest that you won't be able to consume before it goes bad, you'll need to know how to freeze runner beans.
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Is Broccoli Man Made?

There is a lot of debate over whether or not broccoli is man-made. Some people believe that it was created in a lab by scientists, while others claim that it was simply a beautiful creation of nature. No one really knows for sure. What we do know, however, is that broccoli is a very healthy vegetable that provides many benefits for our bodies.