Arrowroot Nutrients and Health Benefits

Arrowroot Preparation Photo provided by Noblevmy at Wikipedia.

Arrowroot is pretty much a starch (or carbohydrate) which is typically obtained from the rhizomes (or rootstocks, or creeping rootstalks, or mass of roots). These rhizomes come from multiple tropical plants like: Manihot esculenta, Zamia pumila, or Maranta arundinacea.

Arrowroot must be washed and cleansed very thoroughly before use. Arrowroot is suppose to be pretty popular in British cuisines. People enjoy Arrowroot in many different forms like: cakes, jellies, puddings, biscuits, and hot sauces. Some people prefer to use Arrowroot flour instead of the wheat flour because of the lack of gluten, but on the other hand, it lacks other important ingredients that wheat flour contains. The Nutrients in one cup (or 120 grams) of Raw Sliced Arrowroot are: Continue reading

Corn Nutrients and Health Benefits

Yellow Corn

Corn is pretty popular around the whole world, but it is called many different names. In United States it is mainly called Corn, but in agriculture and science people call it Maize. In Ukraine and Russia it is called Кукуруза (Kookoorooza), but in Southern Africa it is referred to as Malie (or Mielie). Corn’s binomial name is Zea Mays from the Poaceae family. Continue reading

Millet Nutrients and Health Benefits

Millet GrainDid you know that Millet is very popular around the world, and it is grown for human food purposes and for domesticated animals feeding purposes. Millet consists of small grains which can be used in making breads, porage (porridge), cereal, and other related foods. Some people use Millet Grains for feeding their birds and other use it to fill the juggling beanbags. Millet grains include many different species like: Pearl Millet, Foxtail Millet, Proso Millet, Finger Millet, Indian Barnyard Millet (Sawa Millet), Japanese Barnyard Millet, Kodo Millet, Little Millet, Guinea Millet, and Browntop Millet. In Russian Language Millet word would look like this пшено, and it sounds like this p-sha-no. The Millet plant is pretty strong because it can resist some drought seasons. The Nutrients in one cup (200 grams) of Raw Millet before it gets cooked are: Continue reading

Nutrients and Health Benefits of Amaranth Grains and Leaves

Amaranth LeavesAmaranth Herb is also called Amaranthus consists of about 70 species. Different species of Amaranth are used for different needs like leaf vegetables, grains, cereals, herbs, and ornamentals. Amaranth Grains are very similar in flavor and in cooking to Quinoa Grains and they are both called Pseudograins. Cooked Amaranth Grains and Raw Amaranth Leaves are full of Amazing Nutrients and in impressively large amounts. Some doctors recommend Amaranth Leaves for people who are very low on Red Blood Cells. So, if you are diagnosed with cancer then you should definitelly be adding Amaranth Vegetable and Grains to your diet. Below, I will provide you all with the Nutrients and Benefits of Amaranth Grains and of Amaranth Leaves. Anyway, the Nutrients in a cup or in 28 grams of Raw Amaranth Leaves are: Continue reading

Macadamia Nuts Nutrients and Benefits

Macadamia Nuts Green and BrownMacadamia Nuts grow on an evergreen tree that can grow up to 12 meters high which is about 39 feet. Macadamia Nuts can contain either one or two seeds inside of its hard and woody shell. Macadamia Nuts were named that way after a guy named John Macadam. Other names for Macadamia Nuts that you might encounter are like Bush nut, Queensland nut, Queen of nuts, Macadamia, Bauple nut, Boombera, Jindilli, and Gyndl. Macadamia Nuts are native to Australia. Today we can find Macadamia Nuts growing in Hawaii, South Africa, Brazil, California, Costa Rica, Kenya, Bolivia, New Zealand, Colombia, Malawi, and Israel. Macadamia Nuts are considered very Nutritious. Because of the health beneficial ingredients people use Macadamia oil in today’s Cosmetic, Hair, and Skincare products. The Nutrients that we find in a cup or 134 grams of Raw Macadamia Nuts are: Continue reading

Quinoa Nutrients and Benefits

Quinoa GrainQuinoa grains are very healthy and they have a unique, nutty, mild, and yummy taste with a light and fluffy texture similar to Couscous. The Inca Civilization referred to Quinoa as the Mother of All Grains. Quinoa is considered Gluten-Free and easy to digest for our stomachs. Quinoa leaves are also edible, but they are much harder to get these days. Some people like to remove the coating from Quinoa grains because it tastes a little bitter. But others prefer to keep the coating on the Quinoa and eat it all together. The cooking of quinoa is very similar to the rice cooking, about one cup of quinoa needs two cups of water, and you cook it with a closed lid until all the water disappears. In about one cup or 185 grams of Cooked Quinoa we get these Nutrients: Continue reading

Pistachio Nuts Nutrients and Benefits

Today I would like to tell you some of the interesting information about the Pistachio Nuts. Pistachio plant is sometimes called either Pistacia Vera, Anacardiaceae, or Pistaciaceae. Pistachio nuts grow on a small desert tree. People like to enjoy Pistachio kernels as being roasted, fresh or salted, and sometimes with ice cream, baklava, mortadella, marshmallows, cottage cheese, canned fruit, cool whip, pudding, and salads. The Nutrients that you can find in one cup (123 grams) of Raw Pistachio Nuts are:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin (large amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine (extreme amount)
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Protein (large amount)
– Calcium
– Iron (good amount)
– Magnesium (good amount)
– Phosphorus (large amount)
– Potassium (good amount)
– Zinc
– Copper (large amount)
– Manganese (large amount)
– Selenium
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Natural Fats
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber (large amount)
– Natural Sugars
– Calories (good amount)
– Natural Starch

Make sure that you are not allergic to these nuts first, because you will be enjoying them at your own risk. After regular consumption, the Benefits that you might get from raw Pistachio Nuts are:
– Supports strong bones
– Supports healthy bones
– Normalizes blood sugar levels
– Supports healthy thyroid gland
– Improves Nerve health
– Protects from free radicals
– Helps protect from nausea
– Reduces vomiting
– Reduces skin rashes
– Maintains Hair color
– Normalizes Cholesterol levels
– Helps prevent dizziness
– Helps prevent hearing loss
– Supports healthy reproduction
– Reduces Inflammations
– Protects blood from over-clotting
– Reduces Cholesterol
– Reduces lipids
– Lowers Risk of atherosclerosis
– Lowers Risk of obesity
– May Reduce Growth of Cancer cells
– Prevents depression
– Protects from cardiovascular disease
– Helps protect from type 2 diabetes
– Prevents from dry and itchy skin
– Strengthens hair
– Strengthens nails
– Improves concentration ability
– Reduces joint pain
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Reduces fatigue
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Lowers chance of high blood pressure
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability
– Relaxes nerves
– Relaxes muscles
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Helps prevent headaches
– Improves Oxygen distribution
– Improves Immune System
– Provides Healthy energy
– Reduces weakness
– Lowers chance of infections
– Protects from apathy
– Supports enzyme production
– Reduces weight loss
– Improves healthy development
– Supports normal blood clotting
– Improves healthy growth
– Supports Brain Function
– Reduces Risk of Heart attack
– Supports Nervous system
– Protects from homocysteine build-up
– Lowers chance of anemia
– Helps protect from eczema
– Helps protect from dermatitis
– Supports healthy skin
– May reduce seizures
– Regulates Energy Supplies
– Supports Healthy Heart Function
– May Increase appetite
– Reduces Numbness in Legs
– Supports Muscles
– Supports Cardiovascular function

Spelt Nutrients and Benefits

spelt grainsSpelt is a very healthy and nutritious Grain that is similar to wheat. People enjoy Spelt Grain in Spelt Flour, Spelt Bread, and Spelt Pasta. If you are allergic to Gluten Grains, then you should try to stay away from spelt too. The Nutrients that you could find in Spelt Grain are:
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin E
– Manganese (large amount)
– Dietary Fiber
– Phosphorus
– Magnesium
– Protein
– Copper
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Calcium
– Iron
– Potassium
– Selenium
– Zinc

If you eat The spelt Grains on a regular basis, then you could very possibly get these Benefits:
– Reduces Risk of Atherosclerosis
– Reduces Cholesterol
– Supports Heart Health
– Improves Cardiovascular Health
– Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk
– Prevents Gallstones
– Helps protect from Breast Cancer
– Protects from heart disease

Peanuts Nutrients and Benefits

peanutsPeanuts are good and healthy for our bodies, but make sure that you are not allergic to them before you start devouring them. Peanuts are not really from a nut family, they are members of the legumes family. Did you know that regularly eating pickled foods can actually increase the risk of colon cancer. Also, instead of eating peanut butter with jelly, you should try peanut butter with real raw honey, or peanut butter and some fruit. You can enjoy Peanuts with salads, sauteed vegetables, or just alone as a snack. The Nutrients that you would find in a quarter of a cup of Raw Peanuts are:
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin (good amount)
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B7, Biotin
– Vitamin B9, Folate (good amount)
– Vitamin E
– Manganese (good amount)
– Tryptophan (good amount)
– Copper (good amount)
– Protein (good amount)
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Fats
– Calcium
– Iodine
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Molybdenum
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Selenium
– Zinc
– Amino Acids (good amount)

If you would regularly eat Peanuts, then you could enjoy these kind of benefits:
– Reduces Cardiovascular Disease
– Supports Heart Health
– Improves Heart Health
– Antioxidant Protection
– Reduces Coronary Heart Disease
– Reduces Risk of Stroke
– Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer
– Helps prevent Gallstones
– Protects from Alzheimers disease
– Protects from Cognitive Decline
– Reduces Risk of weight gain

Barley Nutrients and Benefits


Barley is a very healthy grain that looks like wheat, but instead it is a little bit lighter in color. People use barley to make very healthy and good tasting breads, muffins, cereal, salads, stews, and soups. Barley is in the same group of Gluten Grains, so if you are allergic to these kinds of grains then try staying away from Barley Grains. The Nutrients in about one cup of cooked Barley are: Continue reading