21 Best Fruits and Vegetables for Vitamin C Source

Vitamin C molecule from Wikipedia by Benjah-bmm27.Have you ever wondered what fruit, vegetable, or herb contains the most of Vitamin C? I did, and that is why I put together this article for people like me. For instance, when I go to the store it would be really nice to know what natural source of food contains the most of Vitamin C.

Why Vitamin C you might say? Well I’m glad you asked. If you haven’t heard yet, but Vitamin C benefits our body’s health in these kinds of ways:

– Improves wound healing
– Prevents cells from damages
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Protects from free radicals
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risks of some Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections

So, was that a good enough reasons for you to consider taking more of Vitamin C? Well then, below is the list you’ve been waiting for, the list of 21 Best Fruits, Herbs, and Vegetables for Vitamin C Source. Also just so you know, 100 Grams of each of these Fruits or Vegetables equals to its percentage of Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet, and your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: Continue reading

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

Quince Fruit Nutrients and Health Benefits

Quince FruitQuince fruit or Cydonia Oblonga is a pear-shaped fruit that grows on a Quince tree that is similar to apples and pears. Some people referred or still refer to Quince as The Golden Apple. Quince trees produce beautiful white or pink flowers. According to some people’s opinions, Quince fruit gives out very pleasant and perfumy flavor. This fruit can be eaten raw just like apples and pears. The longer the fruit will stay on its tree the softer and sweeter it will get, but it must be picked before the frosting begins.

Quince Flower, image provided by Fir0002 at Wikipedia.People from around the world like to enjoy Quinces in jams, jellies, puddings, or sauces because of its strong pleasant flavor. Some people may prefer Quinces roasted, stewed, baked, or they’ll add it to their teas to improve the taste and scent. There were no human witnesses in the garden of Eden that are alive today, but some ancient history somehow suggests that after being tempted by the devil, Eve ate this Quince fruit in the Garden of Eden. In my opinion that forbidden fruit wouldn’t survive till today, because it was only one tree, it was forbidden by God, and I don’t see why He would destroy it after the human disobedience. The Nutrients in an average full raw without refuse Quince fruit are: Continue reading