Landrace Faqqous-Doya variety, an ancient biblical cucumber, has been grown in the Holy Land for many generations. Pearl white color with fine hair on very thin skin. Faggous-Doya has no bitterness and the fruit is almost always used without peeling. Harvest once fruit reaches 15-20 cm size. Faqqous-Doya is a snake melon (cucumis melo Flexuosus). Modern cucumber was brought to Israel more recently via Egypt and India. Egyptians are known to have been harvesting Fakos throw the Bronze Age. Today Fakos is cultivated in all countries of the Middle East and around the Mediterranean.
Celery grown at home has a much richer and complex flavor than the celery found in most stores. A common plant to the origin of the Mediterranean. All parts are used root, leaves and seeds. The seeds are very tiny and have a special flavor.
Celery is noted in some texts from Ancient Greece and Rome and were used as medicine. The main medical qualitative determinations for celery are: plant diuretic, lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, preventing cancer and anti-inflammatory activity. Celery grown at home has a much richer and complex flavor than the celery found in most stores.
Arugula, also called Rocket, is an annual plant common to the Mediterranean region. Israel wild plant grows north of the Dead Sea, along the Jordan Valley to the southern Golan Heights. Plant 20-100 centimeters high. Yellow flowers striking purple arteries. The plant has a sharp mustard flavor, It is used primarily for salad. Rich in vitamin C and potassium.
Annual plant well known around southwest and central Asia, and particularly Israel. Dill is one of a kind, leaves of dill are aromatic and are used to flavor many foods such as fish dishes, borscht, soups, as well as pickles (where the dill flower are sometimes used). Dill is best when used fresh. Grows to a height of 40-60 cm with Stem bearing thin and delicate leaves, unique and gentle taste.
An annual plant of the composite family Asteraceae. medical literature reported a number of beneficial effects for chamomile. Research with animals suggests antispasmodic, anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory and some antimutagenic and cholesterol-lowering effects for chamomile. Chamomile has a very pleasant aroma, graceful plant 15-50 cm height.
Salvia Judaica is common to Israel. One species of sage is mentioned in the Talmud. Many sage sprigs thin cross-section during flowering and ripening seeds the whole plant flowers purple hue, beautiful flowers are blue-violet. One of the first plants to bloom in spring flowering between April-June.
The sweet scent of flowers and the colors attract insects, especially the honey bees. found in rocky Mediterranean landscape. Salvia officinalis has a long history of medicinal and culinary use, and in modern times as an ornamental garden plant. Salvia officinalis has a long history of medicinal and culinary use.
An ancient species known from antiquity. A herbaceous perennial native to the eastern Mediterranean, with populations in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. It typically grows in open fields, rocky soils, and among low-growing native shrubs. It was first described in 1853 by botanist Pierre Edmond Boissier, with the epithet "hierosolymitana" referring to "royal, sacred Jerusalem".
Native to the Mediterranean region. Grows to 70–150 cm (28–59 in) tall. The leaves have a gentle lemon scent, related to mint. During summer, small white flowers full of nectar appear and attract bees, hence the genus name Melissa (Greek for 'honey bee’).
Landrace cultural and traditional culinary herb, known in the area for many generations coming from the Sandale village in the Jezreel Valley, the largest provider of Mulukhiyah, in the country and perhaps the world. Mulukhiyah dish is a stew consisting of Mulukhiyah, greens and varying types of meat. Mulukhiyah is usually accompanied by white rice. Originated in Egypt where it is considered a national plant and is also recognized Israeli kitchen, both Palestinians and Egyptian Jewish kitchen.
Known for its unique attractivity and superb flavor that is sweet, wןth a crunchy texture. This Faqquos snake melon has dark green stripes with a rounded snake like shape. This variety requires a long and warm growing season. Harvest fruit when 16-25 cm length. The name Fakos came from a Greek word meaning removal of soft hairs.
Israeli Heirloom breed, romaine lettuce type. Silky smooth neon green leaves, amazing lettuce originating in the desert wilderness the leaves are trying to reach for the sky. Bred in Jericho, it has become no stranger to heat and remains sweet in the warm months before the summer. Requires well-drained rich soil. Used frequently in the Middle East for salads. Often containing vitamins A, B and C, and an array of minerals.
Also known as Lobia. Pods can be eaten green or dehydrated and saved as dry beans. Despite the name black-eyed peas belong to the bean family. Strong root buds which are great method for fixing nitrogen in the soil. Black-eyed peas do not require special conditions can grow without constant watering without it affecting the amount of fruit. Originated in India and cultivated in many regions across the globe for centuries. Named for the small black 'eye' where the bean is adjoined to the pod within the shell.
The world's most ancient testimony of fava bean was discovered growing around 10,200 years in Pre Neolithic sites of the Lower Galilee. In the sites were exposed large amounts of fava bean seeds. Fava beans had been cultivated in the Middle East before it spread to Western Europe. Fava or Broad beans have been found in the earliest human settlements. Remains are reported to have been found in Egyptian tombs.
Azov has been known since biblical times because of its healing properties. mentioned in the Bible ten times as a small plant growing on a wall. It is common in the eastern Mediterranean maquis and rock outcrops. In Israel, following harvest of commercial quantities of the wild plant, the continual existence stands in danger, therefore, Azov is declared as a protected plant.
Israeli heirloom dark green color variety. Crunchy texture that is sweet and flavorful. The name is due to the shape of a Star of David that appears when slicing the okra. Quite a large pod variety that produces a large harvest. Very productive plant reaches a height of up to 2 meters, Harvest frequently when pods are no bigger than 6 cm.
Local okra from the yezreel valley. Crisp pods with low moistness, impressive plant has a pink-velvet tinge around the edges of leaves and pods. Excellent for cooking stew, adding a wonderful reddish color per serving.
Ha’rosh is a baladi (local) cucumber. Very wonderful sweet taste and a circular shape. Ha’rosh actually is a small sized melon, often eaten when peeled, but can be eaten with the peel. Traditional landrace variety that has been growing in the country for many generations. Holy Land landrace heirloom. One of the old ones!
Classic culinary herb. Small round plant the leaves are needle-shaped with woody stems reaching heights of less than 10 inches. Thyme is served in many ethnic dishes around the world. Used to flavor soups marinated with rosemary and lemon zest. Thyme is also served with seafood dishes, chicken or red meat. The flavor of the herb is released as it is cooked slowly, making it a great herb for slow cooking meals. Thyme is considered to have been used by ancient Egyptians for mummification. Thyme was already known during biblical times.The plant contains essential oil, which is also found in oregano and hyssop, which has antiseptic features that helps the body faced pathogens.
The East Mediterranean sage has been used in folk medicine since the days of the Romans. Sage is mentioned in the context of medical use in the biblical Assaf Harofeh's book. A bushy plant that reaches a height of about one meter with green velvet-white leaves. Another name for East Mediterranean sage is the “Three Lobed Sage” do to the composition of three part leaf. Grows naturally in the Mediterranean forest on land containing silicon. It is considered to be one of the most important medicinal herbs in the Middle East for problems such as abdominal pain and the digestive system in general. Can grow without irrigation, even during the hot summer months, a spectacular show of a flowering plant when spring comes, March-April.