Pear Nutrients and Health Benefits

Pears in BasketPear fruit is pretty popular throughout the world. Its Scientific Genus name is Pyrus and there are about 30 different species. This year our Pear tree bloomed with lots of beautiful white flowers, but when I came up to smell them I was surprised. The beautiful white flowers on our pear tree smelled like crap, seriously, they smelled like poop. Another weird thing about our Pear tree is that it’s blooming and growing just fine even better than before, while our apple, apricot, and plum trees are suffering from some kind of a problem. Many people claimed that for the last two years this problem is either nation-wide in USA or even world-wide. Some say it’s because of frost and some say it’s because of the disappearance of bees. I think it’s both of those issues plus something that we probably don’t know about yet.

It’s very interesting how people prefer to eat pears at different ripening times. Some like to eat pears when they are fully ripened which is when they are very yellow, very sweet, juicy, and pretty soft. I like to eat pears when they are still green, pretty sweet, not very juicy, and pretty hard. Have you noticed how the seeds in pears taste yummier than in apples? I did… I like that the seeds are kind of sour and easy to chew, because seeds are very important for our health boost and for preventing/curing cancer. Also, as a reminder this is an updated post for my earlier Pears Nutrients and Benefits article post.

One Raw Medium Pear can contain these Nutrients: Continue reading

How Natural Energy Drinks Work

Monavie Natural Energy DrinkNatural energy drinks are currently bursting in popularity. The are growing so popular that it seems as if it won’t be very long before all energy drinks will be labeled as natural in one way or another. These types of drinks are especially popular with the types of people who enjoy taking supplements for the health and well being.

One of the biggest reasons that these natural energy drinks have become so popular is the fact that they are seen as being safer than the artificial alternatives. At the same time, they are promoted as being healthy for the person who takes them, so they are more appealing to naturalists. People who take advantage of a natural energy drink are not only getting a boost of energy, they are also receiving the health benefits of the herbal extracts and vitamins that may be present in the drink, depending on the type of natural energy drink that it is. Continue reading

Carrots Nutrients and Health Benefits

CarrotsHere it is again, another rewritten article. Like I said before in one or more of my previous articles that some of my very old articles were not created and/or put together as organized as the recent ones. My old article about carrots can be found here – Carrots Nutrients and Benefits. So, let’s sit back, relax, and begin our new and updated research on carrots.

Carrots are in the family of Apiaceae and their binomial name is Daucus Carota. Carrot is considered as a Root Vegetable. In Russian carrots are called Markovka, and the actual Russian word looks like this – Марковка. Make sure to pronounce the R or roll your R’s in Markovka the Spanish or Russian way and not the English way. (I’m still having trouble saying the letter R the English way, but I’m working on it).

Carrots come in multiple different colors like; Red, Yellow, Orange, White, Light Purple, and Dark Purple. Depending on the environment, mature carrots can be kept after picking for about three to four weeks, but the young carrots can only survive for about two weeks. If you want to make the carrot’s shelf life longer, make sure to remove their green tops.

Did you know that the tops of the carrots are also edible? I really didn’t know that. Hmm… Interesting. The Orange part of the carrot is called a Taproot. Some people claim that Carrots are very good companion plants, especially in tomato production, because the white carrot’s flowers attract wasps which help protect the tomatoes from different kinds of pests.

People around the world enjoy carrots in very many ways like; chopping, boiling, frying, steaming, or by just eating them raw and fresh. You can use or cook carrots in soups, stews, salads, cakes, puddings, rice, and baby foods. The Nutrients in one cup (or 128 grams) of Raw Chopped Carrots are: Continue reading

Coconut Meat Nutrients and Health Benefits

Coconut Meat.I recently posted an article about Coconut Oil Nutrients and Health Benefits, and now I decided to post about the white chewy part of the Coconut which is called Coconut Meat. Coconuts grow on a large palm tree called Cocos Nucifera. They can grow up to 98 feet (30 meters) high. One tall Coconut tree could produce about 75 Coconuts in one year. An old fashioned spelling of the Coconut word was Cocoanut but now it is changed to Coconut. Coconuts are popularly used for Domestic, Industrial, and Commercial purposes. If you would like to check out Coconut related products at Amazon, then just click Here. The Nutrients in one cup (or 80 grams) of Raw Shredded Coconut Meat are: Continue reading

Strawberries Nutrients and Health Benefits

StrawberriesSince I pretty much have all or most of the popular fruits, vegetables, nuts, and meats in my blog collection, I decided to update some of the very first ones. My earlier article posts weren’t as detailed, full, and interesting as newer ones. The reason for that is because I’m noticing that I got some more and some better experience in writing about the Nutrients and Health Benefits of different kinds of foods. So, this article is going to be an update of my older article post about Strawberries Nutrients and Benefits. Only I’ll give this article a little bit different title, let’s call it Strawberries Nutrients and Health Benefits.

Did you know that Strawberries are not really considered as berries? It’s because the red yummy part of the strawberry is called a Receptacle. Botanically speaking, Receptacle is the thick part of a stem from which flower’s organs grow, but in the strawberries the Receptacle gives the rise to the red edible part. The seeds of the Strawberry are called Achenes. Achenes are a type of a simple dry fruit. In other words, Strawberries are considered as an Aggregate Accessory Fruit. Continue reading

Coconut Oil Nutrients and Health Benefits

Coconut and a Straw.I would like to introduce you to an extremely healthy oil… yep… that is right… Oil. Did you know that an Organic Extra Virgin Unrefined Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil is very healthy for you and it doesn’t have trans fats, hydrogenated fats, cholesterol and hexane. It supports your metabolism, yep… many people actually started losing weight by using this kind of Coconut oil instead of other cooking oils, and many people actually believe that this oil is better than Butter. Coconut Oil is one of the world’s most nourishing super foods. Also, you can use Coconut Oil for small wounds and cuts because it helps them heal faster. If you use Coconut oil in your diet then you will fill up faster and your body will begin replacing the bad fats and oil in your body with this extremely healthy organic coconut oil. Also, I wanted to let you know that you can keep this kind of coconut oil on a normal kitchen shelf. When your house will get warmer, your Coconut Oil will melt into liquid, don’t worry, that is normal. At the same time, when your house will get colder, this kind of Coconut oil will get white and hard, just like butter. Sometimes you can melt this oil by just holding it in your hands.

So please, search your local stores for this kind of oil: Organic, Unrefined, Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin, without trans fats, without hydrogenated fats, without cholesterol and without hexane Coconut Oil. If you don’t want to look for it in your local stores, then below this article you’ll find three pictures of different size Coconut Oil products which I really recommend. We use it and we love it. I really love the smell of this oil. I personally hate the Coconut cakes and candies, but for some reason I love this oil, especially on a toasted bread with honey, hmmm, makes me want to make some now :) So far I only heard some “government-related organizations” tell people to lay off of the Coconut oil because it may not be good for you because of the large amounts of some kind of Fats, but at the same time, more and more of normal people like you and me are claiming how this kind of extremely healthy oil helped them in multiple health issues. The Nutrients in 14 grams (or 1 Table Spoon) of Coconut Oil are: Continue reading

Watermelon Nutrients and Health Benefits

Red Watermelon with Seeds.Here is some good-to-know information that I found out about the Watermelons. Watermelons are from the Cucurbitaceae family and there are more than 1200 of varieties of them. Watermelons can weigh anywhere from less than a pound and up to more than two hundred pounds. They are also can be in red, yellow, orange, and white colors when in ripened stage. Some of the Watermelon’s varieties are Carolina Cross, Yellow Crimson Watermelon, Orangeglo, Moon and Stars, Cream of Saskatchewan, Melitopolski, Densuke Watermelon, and so on.

Green WatermelonWhen you pick a Watermelon in the store, at the farm, or at some kind of a market, make sure that you choose a fully ripened Watermelon. A good amount of research has been done and it was conducted that fully ripened fruits that are close to being spoiled are much higher in antioxidants then the early picked fruits. When choosing which one to take home with you, try choosing the one with a deeper color and if you choose the whole and uncut Watermelons, then there has to be a yellow spot on one of the sides, that is the side it was laying on, if there is no yellow spot then the watermelon was picked to early. Also, the less of white lines on top of the green deep color the better. Not only do the Watermelons taste good but they also are pretty healthy. The Nutrients in about One Raw Watermelon Wedge (about 1/16 of whole melon = 286 grams) are: Continue reading

Red Yellow Green Peppers Nutrients and Health Benefits

Sweet Bell PeppersHave you seen the Red, Yellow, and Green Bell Peppers in your local grocery stores? Have you ever bought them or used them for your meals? Well, I used them and sometimes still do for my soups, salads, or whatever I can use them in. I really like the taste of the red sweet bell pepper, then I’d say the yellow one is next in line of taste for me, and then the green one. What is kind of annoying to me is that the red ones are the most expensive ones in stores. For salads I would recommend fresh peppers, but for the soups or cooked meals I usually use the frozen ones that are already chopped into strips and the package I buy at Wal-Mart has all three colors in it.

These Bell Peppers are from species called Capsicum Annuum and are called sometimes as Sweet Peppers. Usually these peppers are Red, Yellow, or Green, but from time to time people can get or find an orange pepper or even a purple one. Bell Peppers taste kind of sweet and kind of bitter, the red ones seem to me a little sweeter than others. People from around the world cook these peppers in many different ways, some eat them fresh and alone without anything else, some enjoy them in fresh salads, some put them in stir fry dishes or soups, and some stuff them with ground meat and cook them that way to enjoy it later. Continue reading

Wasabi Root Nutrients and Health Benefits

Wasabi Root.Many people are used to seeing wasabi in a form of a green paste and usually by sushi dishes. But in real life Wasabi is pretty much another Vegetable plant that is also known as Japanese Horseradish, or Wasabia Japonica, or Cochlearia wasabi, or Eutrema japonica. Wasabi is a member of the Brassicaceae family, in other words, it’s in the same family as Mustard, Horseradish, and Cabbage. Typically Wasabi is used as a condiment, especially for sushi and/or rice. Since it’s pretty difficult and expensive to grow and keep wasabi plants, people began to make a very similar tasting product called Western Wasabi which consists of Western Horseradish, Mustard, and Green Food Coloring.

Usually people can buy the Wasabi roots, Wasabi leaves, or Wasabi paste. The root should normally be grated, ground, or sliced before consuming it. When you decide to enjoy some of the Wasabi Paste with your sushi or other foods, then make sure that you don’t wait for too long before eating it because the flavor of Wasabi in Wasabi paste begins to evaporate after about 15 minutes. Also, remember to take just a little at a time of Wasabi Paste into your mouth, because if you take too much then you’ll feel it burn your tongue and maybe your nose. Continue reading

Squab Meat Nutrients and Health Benefits

Squab Meat - Dove - PigeonSquab Meat usually comes from Domestic Pigeons or Doves. Pigeons and Doves come from a Columbidae family which includes about 300 species. Squab literally means Loose Fat Flesh, so any young Dove or Pigeon is considered a Squab. Most squabs get to about a month old before being ready for food processing. Squabs and/or Pigeons have been a popular meat for meals for a long time now and was used by many civilizations. Squab meat is considered to be Dark Meat similar to the duck meat. The meat from pigeons is lean, mild, full of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and is very digestible. People describe Squab as Tender, Fine-Grained, and with a Silky texture. People cook Squab in many different ways, pretty much just like if you would cook any other meat; fried, roasted, boiled, stewed, or grilled. Dove, Pigeon, or Squab is considered a delicacy and/or exotic and very unique meat. Some people call these birds as Doves and/or Pigeons depending on their own knowledge or opinion, but according to others, the larger species are considered as Pigeons and the smaller ones are considered as Doves. The Nutrients in one Raw Meat-Only Squab which is about 168 grams are: Continue reading