Alfalfa Nutrients and Health Benefits

Alfalfa SproutsIn this Article I would like to introduce you to a flowering plant, that somewhat resembles a clover, called Alfalfa. Alfalfa is also called lucerne, lucerne grass, chara, gadab, rajka, or Binomially called Medicago Sativa. Alfalfa doesn’t like to be planted on existing Alfalfa fields, so it is very recommended to rotate your fields with other species or plants like wheat or corn before planting Alfalfa on the same field again. Alfalfa is mainly grown and used for feeding different kinds of animals. Alfalfa Sprouts are very edible for humans and they taste good in sandwiches and salads. 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

Watercress Nutrients and Benefits

Watercress Vegetable, Herb, or WeedWatercress is considered differently around the world because some people consider it as a Herb, some consider it as a Weed, and some people consider Watercress as an Aquatic Vegetable. Other names for the Watercress Herb are Nasturtium or Rorippa. Watercress are cute, little, perennial, very healthy, and semi aquatic leaf vegetables. Sometimes they can grow as high as 120 cm or 47 inches. If you let this plant produce its flowers, then Watercress will become bitter. Watercress Herb is also considered as one of the oldest vegetables that are being used by people. Some people claim that after eating bigger amounts of Watercress Herb they produced Temporary symptoms of Cystitis (an inflammation of Urinary Bladder). Also, Watercress contains high amount of iodine which strengthens and improves the function of your thyroid gland. Watercress contains a great amount of Nutrients and a very good variation of Nutrients. From about one cup or 34 grams of Raw Fresh Watercress we get these Nutrients: Continue reading

Sunflower Oil Nutrients and Benefits

Have you ever tried the real Sunflower Oil? Have you ever smelled it? Have you ever seen the color of the real genuine 100% pure Sunflower Oil? It is amazing. Last time I tried that kind of Sunflower Oil was in Ukraine when I was about twelve years old. Me and my dad got the seeds from sunflowers and went to some place where they squeeze out the oil for you out of your seeds. When we got out of there and went home, we actually took some fresh bread and dipped it in that oil and ate it. And I think we used some salt, but I’m not sure. I will never forget that taste, the best of the best. I have been looking in stores for anything similar to it and I couldn’t find anything even close to that oil in any typical or organic stores. I tried a few of the ones we bought and still nothing was what I am looking for. But then we realized that Russian Grocery stores in America sell sunflower oils. So we started trying out different brands. All of the brands were still too far away from the real color, taste and smell, except for one sunflower oil brand called Kubanochka Unrefined Sunflower Oil, in Russian it is Кубаночка™. Yep, believe it or not, I finally found a brand in Sunflower oil that is actually reminds me of my childhood memories about the Real, Genuine, Fresh, and Tasty Sunflower Oil. The Real sunflower oil is really good for our health, if you enjoy it in the right amounts, just don’t overdose on it because of the Omega Fatty Acids and Vitamin E. The Nutrients in about 100 grams of Sunflower Oil are:
- Vitamin E (Extreme Amount)
- Vitamin K
- Calories (Good amount)
- Natural Fats (Extreme amount)
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Linolenic)
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids (Linoleic)
- Omega 9 Fatty Acids (Oleic)

Like I said before if you use just the right amount of Sunflower Oil in your foods, then you could enjoy these benefits and not overdose and get sick later:
- Protects skin from ultraviolet light
- Protects from free radicals
- Improves cell function
- May prevent from Prostate cancer
- Helps protect from Alzheimer’s disease
- Improves digestive system function
- Prevents tingling under skin
- Improves sensation under skin
- Reduces Gallbladder problems
- Reduces Liver issues
- Improves blood clotting
- Improves wound healing
- Reduces risk of CAD, Coronary Artery Disease
- Reduces bleeding
- Improves kidney function
- Improves bone growth
- May protect from osteoporosis
- Improves skin growth
- Improves hair growth
- Regulates Metabolism
- Maintains Reproductive Capability
- Improves brain function
- Improves brain growth

Artichokes Nutrients and Benefits

artichokeIn this post we would like to introduce you all to a unique vegetable called Globe Artichoke or Cynara cardunculus. This vegetable is also considered as a thistle. The green scales that cover the heart of the artichoke are not edible. Also, the younger artichokes have more of the edible part and it is more tender and tastes better to some people. Different countries cook the Artichokes in different ways, some like to boil them, some like to steam them, some prefer to fry them, some just bake them, and some people like to eat Artichokes after they have been canned. The Nutrients that you could get from about one medium artichoke which is about 120 grams, are:
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B9, Folate (good amount)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K (good amount)
- Protein
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Sodium
- Zinc
- Copper
- Manganese
- Natural Fats
- Carbohydrates
- Dietary Fiber (good amount)
- Calories

With these important nutrients you can most likely get these important Benefits out of Medium cooked Globe Artichoke:
- Improves blood clotting
- Reduces bleeding
- Improves kidney function
- Improves bone growth
- May protect from osteoporosis
- Supports cell production
- Helps protect from anemia
- Protects from homocysteine build-up
- Supports Healthy Nerve Function
- May prevent from Alzheimer’s disease
- Reduces Irritability
- Protects from depression
- Reduces Insomnia
- Helps protect from fatigue
- Improves memory
- Reduces gingivitis
- Reduces birth defects
- Supports brain health
- Improves Spine health
- Improves Immune system function
- Supports Healthy skin
- Supports Healthy nails
- Supports Healthy hair
- Supports enzyme production
- Reduces weight loss
- Lowers chance of weakness
- Improves healthy development
- Supports blood clotting
- Improves healthy growth
- Relaxes nerves
- Relaxes muscles
- Strengthens bones
- Builds bones
- Improves blood circulation
- Protects from muscle spasms
- Improves heart rate
- Normalizes blood sugar level
- Helps prevent headaches
- Normalizes cholesterol levels
- Lowers chances of constipation
- Helps prevent hemorrhoids