Breadfruit Nutrients and Health Benefits

Image of a Breadfruit FruitBreadfruit or Artocarpus Altilis or Sukun is not Jackfruit just so you know from the start, even though they do look alike on the outside and are very related to each other. Breadfruit trees can grow as high as 85 feet or 26 meters, and they provide people with a special milky juice that can be used for boat caulking. Under the right conditions Breadfruit tree can produce as much as 200 fruits each year. People claim that Breadfruit is very starchy and tastes like a potato or a fresh baked bread. People from around the world prefer the Breadfruit either Fried, Boiled, Baked, or Roasted.

Breadfruit needs to be cooked before eating. Some people mix the Breadfruit with Coconut milk and then bake it in Banana leaves. People can cook this fruit directly in fire, then they can add ingredients like sugar, butter, cooked meats, coconut milk, and/or other fruits, and then they can cook it some more to get all of that flavor mixed together into an awesome meal. Did you know that Breadfruit tree was very popular on Pacific Islands, because of its light unique wood that is resistant to shipworms and termites, and it was very useful for canoes and buildings. Sounds like this Breadfruit is pretty popular and pretty useful, but now lets see how healthy it is for us. The Nutrients that one cup or 220 grams of Raw Breadfruit contain, are: Continue reading

Agave Nutrients and Health Benefits

Agave VegetableAgave vegetables are not Cactus Plants and they are not Aloe Plants. Agave plants are from Agavaceae family and have more than 200 different species. Agave Americana, Agave Angustifolia, Agave Tequilana, and Agave Attenuata are the most commonly grown species of Agave Vegetable. The Agave’s Flowers, leaves, stalks (basal rosettes), and the sap (honey water) are all edible for humans. Agave vegetable provides people an another alternative to sugar in cooking which is usually called Agave Nectar (agave syrup). When you handle Agave or drink its juice please be carefull, because some people claim that some of the Agave juices can cause Dermatitis (an allergic inflammation of the skin) which can last for about two weeks. For a Huge List of Agave Species just go to Wikipedia’s Page Here. Continue reading

Abiyuch Nutrients and Health Benefits

Abiyuch Fruit Nutrients and BenefitsAbiyuch is a Flowering Tree that produces edible Abiyuch Fruit. Other names for Abiyuch Fruit are Bama, Varuna, Bidasi, Sacred Garlic Pear, Temple Plant, Spider Tree, and the binomial name for it is Crateva Religiosa. Abiyuch mainly lives in Japan, Pacific Islands, Australia, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The Fruits of Abiyuch tree are very healthy for humans. The Nutrients in about half of a cup or 114 grams of Raw Abiyuch Fruit are: Continue reading

Nutmeg Butter and Spice Nutrients and Benefits

Nutmeg in Red MaceDid you know that Nutmeg is the only tropical fruit in the whole world that is used as a source for two different spices? Well, now you do. The first spice that people use Nutmegs for is the Nutmeg itself, because it is the actual seed of the Nutmeg tree. The second spice that people use Nutmegs for is the Mace, it looks like a red or pink lace that covers the Nutmeg seed, a very beautiful and unique design Continue reading

Mulberry Nutrients and Benefits

MulberriesMulberry fruit is also called Morus. When Mulberries are immature they can have either green, white, or pale yellow color with pink edges. Some unique species of Mulberry can stay white while being in ripe stage, but the majority of species are usually black or dark red. The black Mulberries are sweet, juicy, and fun to eat. Typical Mulberry fruit can grow up to 1.2 inches or 3 centimeters long. People around the world like to enjoy mulberries in juices, jams, tarts, pies, cordials, wines, or just by themselves fresh and raw. If you want to plant your own healthy and strong mulberry tree, then it is recommended to plant it from seeds. Some people like to prune the Mulberry tree in the fall season especially after all the leaves have fallen off, and then they use these branches for very durable baskets. Many people around the world believe that Mulberry has some medicinal properties in it. So, the Nutrients that can be found in one cup or 140 grams of Raw Mulberries are: Continue reading

Mango Nutrients and Benefits

Mango Fruit - MangoesMangoes are very popular fruits throughout the world, but they only grow in tropical, subtropical, and warmer regions. Mango is considered the national fruit of the Pakistan, Philippines, and India. Some cultures use mangoes to decorate the environment for different kinds of celebrations and holidays, and some cultures use mangoes for sinful purposes like worshiping their idols. Mango fruit is usually sweet, juicy, pulpy, and soft, but some mangoes can be kind of firm. You can find mangoes in different colors on the outside like red, yellow, orange, and green, but on the inside they will still have the yellow color. The Nutrients that we find in a cup or 165 grams of Raw Mangoes are: Continue reading

Mamey Apple Nutrients and Benefits

Mamey, Mammee, Mammy Apple BerryDid you know that there is another extremely healthy berry that was created for us to eat? It is called Mamey Apple, other names are Mammea Americana, Mamey, Mammee Apple, Mammee, Mammy, Santo Domingo apricot, and South American apricot. No, it is not the Mamey Sapote, because sapote is a different fruit tree. Many people assume that this is a fruit, but Mamey Apple is considered a berry instead. Mamey Apple Berries can be as big as 20 cm or almost 8 inches in diameter. These berries can have from one to four seeds inside of them. On the outside the Mamey Apple feels rough but on the inside it is usually yellow or orange, and its texture can be either juicy, crispy, firm, or tender. People describe the taste of Mamey apples as kind of sweet similar to apricots and berries with a strong and pleasant smell. This large berry can be found growing in South America, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Hawaii, Florida, Bahamas, Central America, and Jamaica. One average raw Mamey apple can have these Nutrients: 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

Tamarinds Nutrients and Benefits

Tamarind, or Tamarindus indica, or Imli, or Indian Date is a bushy, tropical and evergreen tree which grows better in nice, warm, and sunny areas. Today Tamarind tree could easily be found in India, Sudan, Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, South America, and Central America. Tamarind tree does flower with red or yellow, unique, and beautiful flowers. The Tamarind fruit can be eaten raw or cooked depending on the cultural customs. The Tamarind fruit is covered with a hard, brown shell. Depending on the region where this tree is growing, one Tamarind fruit pod could have up to 12 seeds in it or only up to 6 seeds. Some people describe Tamarind fruit as juicy, fleshy, sweet, and sour. People all over the world prepare and cook Tamarinds in many different ways; made into candy, other condiments mixed with sugar and spices, in jams, in syrups, as a dry snack, as a salted snack, made into iced fruit bars, in juices, and even cakes. The Nutrients of Raw Tamarinds in about one cup or 120 grams are:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin (good amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium (good amount)
– Phosphorus
– Potassium (good amount)
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Selenium
– Omega 6 Fatty Acid
– Natural Fats
– Carbohydrates (good amount)
– Dietary Fiber (good amount)
– Natural Sugars
– Calories

The Benefits that you could get from Tamarinds because of these Nutrients are:
– Regulates Energy Supplies
– Supports Healthy Heart Function
– May Increase appetite
– Reduces Numbness in Legs
– Supports Muscles
– Supports Nervous system
– Supports Cardiovascular function
– Relaxes nerves
– Relaxes muscles
– Strengthens bones
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Helps prevent headaches
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Reduces fatigue
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability
– Improves and Lowers High Cholesterol Levels
– Improves and Lowers High Blood Sugar Levels
– Helps prevent constipation
– May help prevent hemorrhoids

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Arugula Nutrients and Benefits

arugulaHave you heard of a Green Leaf Vegetable called Arugula? I haven’t until today. Arugula is also called Rocket, Rucola or Eruca Sativa. This Vegetable is considered an annual plant. Many people use it as a normal green leaf vegetable. Arugula Vegetable can be used in salads, on top of pizza, with pasta, or in soups. Also, keep in mind, that any overdose of any food, vitamin or supplement can lead to serious health problems. So, make sure that you know for sure how much of what ingredient you should add to your diet. Here is the Ingredients that you can get from about a half cup or 10 grams of Raw Arugula:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Manganese
– Natural Fats
– Dietary Fiber
– Protein
– Calories

There is a good list of Benefits also for this Arugula vegetable:
– Helps regulate cholesterol levels
– Helps regulate blood sugar levels
– Supports weight loss
– Helps prevent constipation
– Reduces chance of Hemorrhoids
– Reduces Excess Bleeding
– Reduces Chances of Osteoporosis
– Helps reduce nausea for pregnant women
– Helps reduce vomiting for pregnant women
– Support healthy eyesight
– Helps protect from viral infections
– Helps protect from Free Radical damage
– Reduces chances of some cancers
– Improves wound healing
– Support Lung health
– Reduces chances of frequent colds