Rhubarb Nutrients and Health Benefits

Rhubarb VegetableI believe that I have never tried Rhubarb or Rheum Rhabarbarum vegetable, so that means I really don’t know how it tastes. Not too long ago one of my relatives offered me to try one of these Rhubarb vegetable stalks, but since I wasn’t sure about this vegetable I decided not to try it. In Russian language Rhubarb is called Pевень. Some people refer to Rhubarb as a vegetable but some refer to it as a fruit because of the regulation, duties, and tax purposes. Some people from around the world prefer to eat Rhubarbs raw and some prefer to cook it. Just to warn you, the leaves on this vegetable are toxic, so try to avoid eating them. People claim that fresh and raw stalks from Rhubarb are as crisp as a Celery and that they have a strong tart taste to them.

Rhubarb vegetable is grown either on fields or in Heated Greenhouses or Hothouses. People believe that the Rhubarbs from a Hothouse are more sweater and more tender than the cultivated Rhubarb vegetable. Some people think that Rhubarb is an excellent choice for jams, but you must remember to add some kind of a natural sweetener to it while boiling it. Since Rhubarb sauce was and still is used a lot in some pies, people refer to it as a Pie Plant. The most common fruit that people use for cooking together with the Rhubarb vegetable is Strawberry.

The Nutrients in a Cup or 122 grams of Raw Diced Rhubarb Stalks are: Continue reading

Dandelion Nutrients and Benefits

Yellow Dandelion Flower
Dandelion is an edible weed or herb which is usually considered as an unwanted and annoying plant that must be destroyed and disposed of. But, after reading my research article about Dandelion Plant, you are most likely going to think Positive thoughts about it instead of Negative. Dandelion’s name is taken from French dent-de-lion which means Lion’s Tooth. Dandelions don’t need pollination, because they produce seeds asexually by apomixis. Also, just so you know, I’m talking about the good, healthy, fresh, and natural Dandelions, and NOT about the poisonous and chemical treated Dandelions that are dying in your yard because you have been trying to kill them your whole life.

Dandelions have very strong and long roots that can go very deep under the ground which may support the growth of weaker plants that grow near by Dandelions. The leaves on Dandelions can grow as long as 25 cm or 9.8 inches, and usually stay at the very bottom of the plant. Dandelion’s stem is hollow and can be longer than 10 cm or 3.9 inches, and when it gets broken then the milky bitter sap comes out. Dandelion’s flower heads are usually yellow or orange and they consist of many skinny long petals. After a while Dandelion’s flower heads become white and full of little parachutes and each one of these light and little parachutes hold on to its own seed.

Dandelion weed herb is extremely health beneficial, but it is often unappreciated especially by “Perfect Green Lawn Addicts”. Dandelion flower buds, leaves, and the roots have all been used for Medicinal and Food purposes throughout the world. Just one cup of Raw Dandelion Greens contain 535 percent of Vitamin K. People can either eat the dandelion leaves boiled or raw depending on person’s opinion and taste. Some people and cultures use Dandelion’s Roots for a natural caffeine-free dandelion coffee. The Nutrients in one cup (or 55 grams) of Chopped Raw Dandelion Greens are: Continue reading

Oregano Nutrients and Benefits

oreganoOregano Leaves can be used as a herb and as a spice. People can enjoy chopped Oregano Leaves with Pizza, Salad Dressing, Garlic Bread, Omelets, Frittatas, and with Soups. Oregano oil or oil of Oregano can be used to improve your health dramatically. The Nutrients in dried and ground oregano leaves are:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K (good amount)
– Manganese
– Magnesium
– Iron
– Dietary Fiber
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Calcium
– Copper
– Potassium

The Benefits of Oregano Oil are pretty important for your health too:
– Protects from Bacteria
– Anti-Oxidant Protection
– Lowers Cholesterol
– Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer
– Protects from some Cancers

Peppermint Nutrients and Benefits

peppermintFresh Peppermint Leaves smell really nice, strong and cool at the same time. You could enjoy Peppermint with green salads, fruit salads, or even in a nice hot cup of tea. The nutrients in fresh peppermint leaves are in very low amounts, but they are still available:
– Dietary Fiber
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C
– Calcium
– Copper
– Iron
– Manganese
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids

If you will consume regularly the nice and fresh Peppermint leaves, then you could get these kinds of benefits:
– Soothes Stomach
– Relieves bowel problems
– Helps with indigestion
– Relieves dyspepsia
– Relieves Colon muscles
– Protects from colon cancer
– Protects from skin cancer
– Protects from lung cancer
– Protects from bacteria
– Protects from fungus
– Supports Good Breathing
– Relieves Nasal Problems

Romaine Lettuce Nutrients and Benefits

romaine lettuceRomaine Lettuce would be a very healthy choice for your salads, and sandwiches. Romaine Lettuce Leaves have lots of good and important Nutrients in them:
– Vitamin A (large amount)
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin C (good amount)
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K (extreme amount)
– Folate (good amount)
– Manganese (good amount)
– Chromium
– Potassium
– Molybdenum
– Dietary Fiber
– Iron
– Phosphorus
– Calcium
– Protein
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Tryptophan
– Water
– Copper
– Iodine
– Magnesium
– Zinc
– Amino Acids

The Health Benefits in Romaine Lettuce are awesomely healthy too:
– Improves Heart Health
– Prevents Oxidation of Cholesterol
– Prevents Blood Clots
– Prevents Strokes
– Prevents Heart Attacks
– Lowers High Cholesterol Levels
– Lowers High blood pressure Levels
– Prevents Heart Diseases
– Supports Good Vision
– Fights Viral Infections
– Helps Prevent Cancers

Mustard Greens Nutrients and Benefits

mustard greensMustard Greens are healthy leaves from a mustard plant. Some Mustard Greens are flat and some are crumpled, they look so different from each other that you may think it’s a totally different plant. The Nutrients in a one cup of boiled Mustard Greens are:
– Vitamin A (large amount)
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin C (large amount)
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K (extreme amount)
– Folate
– Manganese
– Tryptophan
– Dietary Fiber
– Calcium
– Potassium
– Protein
– Copper
– Phosphorus
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Carbohydrates
– Water
– Selenium
– Zinc
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Amino Acids

After a good list of Nutrients in Mustard Greens you sure can expect to see a good list of Benefits too:
– Protects from Free Radicals
– Helps prevent from Asthma
– Helps prevent from Heart Disease
– Supports Healthy Menopause
– Supports Healthy Immune System
– Improves Lung Health
– Improves Breathing
– Supports Cardiovascular Health
– Supports Heart Health
– Improves Cholesterol Levels
– Reduces Atherosclerosis
– Reduces Thrombosis
– Decreases Risk of Heart Attack
– Lowers High Blood Pressure
– Supports Women Health
– Prevents Bone Loss
– Supports Liver Health
– Prevents Cancers
– Protects from Rheumatoid Arthritis
– Lowers Loss of Mentality
– Lowers Risk of Cognitive Decline

Basil Nutrients and Benefits

basilNice smelling Basil herb leaves are usually used as seasoning for different kinds of dishes. Try adding basil seasoning at the end of cooking, this way you will save its unique smell and its nutrients. When you cook a soup or some kind of macaroni or spaghetti, then you could try adding the basil leaves to make your dish taste better. Here are the nutrients, vitamins and ingredients of a dried basil leaves:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K
– Iron
– Calcium
– Dietary Fiber
– Manganese
– Magnesium
– Potassium
– Folate
– Phosphorus
– Amino Acids

When you cook something with basil leaves you are actually adding a very healthy and beneficial seasoning to your dishes, because it provides these kind of benefits:
– it is an anti-bacterial herb
– protects DNA
– it is an anti-inflammatory herb
– relieves rheumatoid arthritis
– relieves bowel inflammations
– improves cardiovascular health
– protects from free radicals
– helps prevent atherosclerosis
– helps prevent heart attack
– helps prevent stroke
– improves blood flow