Nutrients and Health Benefits of Jews Ear Mushroom

Jew's Ear MushroomToday’s post is going to be about a mushroom with a funny name called Jew’s Ear. Some people call it Jelly Ear, Pepeao, Ear Fungus, Chinese Fungus, Pig’s Ear, Wood Ear, Tree Ear, Kikurage, or Binomially speaking Auricularia auricula-judae. This mushroom is edible and it usually grows on some kind of dead or living woods, especially on Elder Trees. People call this mushroom a Jew’s Ear because it was formerly called Judas Ear. Why? Because some people believe that Judas Iscariot, after betraying Jesus Christ The Son of God, hanged himself from an Elder Tree and his spirit came back as a mushroom. Well, since this mushroom grows mostly on an Elder Tree and it looks like an ear, then some people decided that it should be called Judas Ear which later on became known as a Jew’s Ear. The part where Judas betrayed Jesus Christ is totally true, but the spirit of Judas coming back as a mushroom is not true. Some cultures and countries use Jew’s Ear mushroom for food and/or as a medicine, but others complain about the side effects of this mushroom and stay away from it. In China it is very popular to eat a soup that contains Jew’s Ear mushroom, especially when someone has a cold or a fever. The Nutrients in a cup or 99 grams of Raw Jew’s Ear Mushroom are: Continue reading

PassionFruit Nutrients and Benefits

passion fruit insidePassionfruit or Passion Fruit or Passiflora Edulis is a healthy Fruit that likes to grow in hotter climates. It is possible to find Passion Fruit in places like India, South Africa, New Zealand, Israel, Carribean, East Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Hawaii, Florida, California, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Peru. The Oval Passion Fruit has a form of a very large egg and they can be about the size of a grapefruit or a lemon. You can find Passion Fruits in two different ripe colors dark purple and bright yellow, and if you see them in fresh green color then that means it is not ready to eat yet. The Passionfruit flowers on the Passion Fruit plants are extemely beautiful and have different colors also. There are different varieties available in Dark Purple color Passion Fruit and in Bright Yellow Passion Fruit. The Dark Purple Passion Fruit comes in varieties like Black Knight, Red Rover, Edgehill, Purple Giant, Frederick, Paul Ecke, and Kahuna. And the Bright Yellow Passion Fruit comes in varieties like Golden Giant and Brazilian Golden. When you’ll decide to buy some passionfruits, try choosing the bigger, heavier, firmer and even wrinkled ones while you are at the store. Do not buy the green ones, they are not ripe yet. You can enjoy Passionfruit with ice cream, yogurt, fruit salads or just fresh and raw by itself. If you don’t like the seed texture or taste in your mouth then just strain the juice that you’ll be able to squeeze out from the insides of the fruit. The Nutrients in Dark Purple Passion Fruit and in the Bright Yellow Passion Fruit are very similar and with very little differences. We will include both of the fruits’s Nutrients Lists, but only one Benefits List because of the similar Nutrients.
passion fruit flower redSo, in about one cup or 247 grams of Raw, Fresh, Dark Purple Passionfruit Juice you can expect to receive these Nutrients:
– Vitamin A (good amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C (extreme amount)
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Fats
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium (good amount)
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Natural Sugars

passion fruit flower blueAnd, in about one cup or 247 grams of Raw, Fresh, Bright Yellow Passionfruit Juice you can expect to receive these Nutrients:
– Vitamin A (good amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin (good amount)
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C (large amount)
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Fats
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium (good amount)
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Natural Sugars

The Benefits are awesome and important too from constant consuming of Passion Fruits:
– 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
– Strengthens bones
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Normalizes blood sugar level
– Helps prevent headaches
– Lowers Bad Cholesterol Levels (LDL)
– Raises Good Cholesterol Levels (HDL)
– Supports Healthy Fat process
– Reduces Weakness
– Normalizes appetite
– Reduces skin infections
– Reduces digestive issues
– Provides Healthy Energy
– Improves Skin health
– Protects Cells from Oxygen Damage
– Reduces Sensitivity to Light
– Improves Skin around eyes
– Reduces Oral Sores and Cracks
– Reduces Skin peeling around nose
– Supports Good Vision
– Supports Cells Production
– Improves Eyesight
– Fights Viral Infections
– Protects from Viral Infections
– Reduces Chances of Night Blindness
– Moisturizes Skin
– Moisturizes Eyes
– Moisturizes Mucous
– Antioxidant Support
– Protects from Free Radicals
– Improves wound healing
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risk of Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections