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An A to Z guide to choosing, storing, preparing, and cooking fresh produce and recipe ingredients.

Ingredient: G

Garlic bulb


Garlic, famous (or infamous) for its pungent flavor, is an indispensable ingredient in many world cuisines. One bulblike head can contain up to 2 dozen individually wrapped cloves.


This knobby rhizome, available in fresh form and dried, is a mainstay of Asian and Indian cuisines. It is prized for its sweet, warm, peppery-spicy taste and the rich aroma it imparts to foods.
Goat cheese

Goat Cheese

Like its cow’s-milk cousins, goat cheese (called chèvre) comes in endless varieties. The main attraction? Its wonderful tangy flavor.


Grains are an essential element in a healthy diet, and eating high-fiber whole grains may help reduce your risk of heart disease, ward off diabetes, and control cholesterol. They’re also filling and earthy-tasting and pair well with all kinds of foods in salads, soups, and side dishes.


A classic accompaniment to Sunday brunch, grapefruit probably got its name because of the way it grows: in giant, grapelike bunches. It’s packed with vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, but those taking certain medications (for high blood pressure, cholesterol, anxiety, to name a few) should beware, as grapefruit can interact dangerously with the drugs.
Green Grapes


Cool green, ruby red, or deep purple grapes make a sweet, nutritious snack and great jellies, as well as elegant sauces and salads.
Green Beans

Green Beans

Green beans are wonderful cooked simply and served as side dishes or added to salads. Though they are often called string beans, their fibrous strings have, for the most part, been bred out of them.

what's in season

Fruits and vegetables at their peak right now.

  • Arugula
  • Sweet corn
  • Fiddlehead Ferns
  • Tomatoes
  • Cherries
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini
  • Peaches
  • Cucumber
  • Blueberries
What's Fresh Near You

Find out what's in season in your area right now, then locate a farmers' market near you.

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