Most mushroom stems are edible. The only exception to this is the stem from a shiitake mushroom because it is tough and hard to chew through even when cooked. More »

Many plants have edible stems, such as broccoli, sweet potato, cauliflower, celery, kohlrabi, rhubarb, asparagus, bamboo, kapul, sassafras, sugar cane, leek and onion. In some cases, like broccoli, other parts of the pla... More »

Insects eat a variety of foods that include plants, nectar, seeds and grass. Ants and cockroaches are known to feed on human food and drinks, such as soda, cookie crumbs, crackers and milk. Termites feed on wood, and mos... More »

Freeze peas without blanching by first cleaning them of strings and stems, then cutting them into 1- to 2-inch pieces. The next steps are placing them into a freezer bag and extracting as much air from the bag as you can... More »

Yerba mate tea is derived from the leaves and stems of the yerba mate plant. The plant is native to South America, where the tea is a highly popular beverage. More » Food Food Facts

The main difference between kefir and yogurt stems from the types and amount of probiotic bacteria they contain. Kefir usually contains three times as much probiotic cultures as yogurt, depending on the brand. Kefir also... More » Food Food Facts

Fresh mint is best stored at room temperature resting in a vase or glass filled with water with the stems attached. Fresh mint can also be frozen if keeping it fresh is not an option. More »