Natal Plum Nutrients and Health Benefits

Carissa Macrocarpa - Natal Plum FruitCarissa Macrocarpa or Natal Plum, or Large Num-Num, or Amatungulu, or just Carissa is a South African shrub that now can be found in various places around the world. This Carissa shrub prefers to live in coastal areas with salty winds. It can grow as high as 7 (about 2 meters) feet and as wide as 10 feet (about 3 meters). Carissa plant produces beautiful, thick, round, and shiny leaves which people claim to be poisonous. Also, Carissa produces nice, red, tarty, plum-shaped, sweet and sour fruit (or berry) which is edible when raw and/or when cooked. Some people enjoy the Carissa fruit Raw or in jellies, jams, pies, and sauces. The Nutrients in about a cup or 150 grams of Raw Carissa fruit that was cut into slices are: Continue reading

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

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

Longan Fruit Nutrients and Benefits

Longan FruitLongan Fruit in other languages means Dragon Eye or Cat’s Eye, because when you open up the shell of Longan you’ll see a clearish and liquidy jell and inside of that round jelly you’ll be able to see a black seed that is similar to a pupil of an eye. The Longan fruit itself is round and about one inch in diameter. Longans grow on a Tropical Tree that is usually found around Southeast Asia. According to some people Longan Fruit is very sweet and juicy, and it can be eaten either raw, dry, or cooked. Asian people usually use it in soups, desserts, snacks, or in canned foods. Longan fruit has been used through many years as a herbal medicine or therapy. About 100 grams or three and a half ounces of Raw Longans contains these Nutrients: Continue reading

Jerusalem Artichoke Nutrients and Benefits

Jerusalem Artichoke - Sunroot - Sunchoke - TopinamburJerusalem Artichoke is a Herbaceous and Perennial Plant. It can also be called Sunroot, Sunchoke, Earth Apple, or Topinambur. Jerusalem Artichoke plant looks like a skinny and tall sunflower and it actually is a specie of the sunflower. Jerusalem Artichoke can have yellow flowers on top of it and green leaves on its body, but the root is very similar to the ginger root. Overall, the Jerusalem Artichoke can grow up to almost ten feet or three meters. The Raw Root of the Jerusalem Artichoke has a crisp texture and taste to it, similar to potatoes, and it can be either White, Red, Purple, or Brownish in color. You probably noticed the Jerusalem part in one of the names of this plant, but to tell you the truth, people really don’t know why it is called Jerusalem Artichoke, because as far as we all know this plant has nothing to do with Jerusalem. Also, you see the Artichoke part of the name for this plant, and again as far as we know there is no reason for this plant to be called an artichoke, except that some French explorer noted that the dish that was made with this Jerusalem Artichoke resembled the real Artichoke Vegetable. Somewhere in Europe in the year 2002 this Jerusalem Artichoke was named as The Best Soup Vegetable. Some people more prefer the Jerusalem Artichoke to be steamed than boiled. A cup or 150 grams of Raw Jerusalem Artichokes can contain these Nutrients: Continue reading

Malus, Crabapple, Wild apple Nutrients and Benefits

Malus, Crabapple, Wild Apple, Crab AppleHave you ever seen beautifully colorful little trees by some of the parking lots with little flowers that are either pink, white, or red? Well, those flowers usually bloom in early Spring season. Then after those flowers are gone you can find very little and cute apples. This tree is called Malus, but people call it different names like Wild Apples, Crab Apples, Crabs, or Crabapples. Sometimes these mini apples can taste sour, tarty, or even sweet. We see these Crab apple trees around grocery stores or other businesses because that is exactly what they are used for, as an ornamental trees. People pick them as an ornamental tree because of their beautiful flowers and fruits, and because Crabapples are pretty good at resisting many diseases. Some farmers that grow the large domestic apples, actually grow some of these Wild apples around their domestic apple trees to improve the overall health of their Apple garden. Crabapples help improve the pollination and the resistance to many diseases of the large domestic apple trees. In about one cup or 110 grams of raw and fresh Crabapples we can find these types of Nutrients:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin C
- Protein
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Potassium
- Copper
- Manganese
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Natural Fats
- Carbohydrates
- Calories
- Sodium

From these kind of Nutrients of Crabapples, we could get these kind of Benefits:
- 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
- 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

Coffee Bean Nutrients, Benefits or Dangers

Coffee BeansThe regular Coffee that people drink today comes from the Coffee Bean, and that Coffee Bean comes from a little red or purple fruit, and that little fruit comes from the Coffee Tree Plant. This Coffee Tree can be anywhere from fifteen to thirty feet high. Depending on the Coffee Plant’s type and region the Coffee Tree could keep on producing the fruits for up to twenty years. As far as we all know there are ten types of Coffee Plant Species. Today there are two most popular coffee bean types, the Arabica Coffee Bean and the Robusta Coffee Bean. The Arabica Coffee Beans makes it more possible for people to produce higher quality coffee. After Doing some research and talking to some people I noticed that some people blame the sugar in coffee and some people blame caffeine in coffee. People who blamed the sugar, they said that sugar is what makes you sick and addicted (and that is a fact, because sugar is a legal and lethal drug). Other people blamed coffee for being sick and addicted because they think that caffeine is addictive and bad for you. I’d say if coffee and caffeine is so bad for you, then why would the Indians call the Coffee bean a “Seed of Life”? I believe that both the sugar and the coffee are bad for you. Why? Because look at the evidence around you, talk to people, and do some more research on these topics and you’ll see how people are complaining about sugar and coffee, sometimes just sugar or just coffee, and sometimes both at the same time. I’m a witness too of the people related to me and not related to me that as soon as they drink coffee they get bad headaches and can’t fall asleep at night for a long time after having a coffee at noon. I personally love the coffee smell, but I don’t drink it for some reason, I’m just more interested in tea without caffeine instead. I do like coffee and cacao sweets, but that’s about it, maybe because I’m addicted to sugar a little, maybe, because sometimes I could be without sweets for a long period of time and I don’t feel any withdrawal symptoms. Well, like many people already told you and me that everything or “almost” everything can be ok for you to eat or drink as long as you have it in the right amounts at the right times.
The Nutrients of two tea spoons of Instant, Regular, Powder Coffee are:
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Choline
- Calcium
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Potassium
- Manganese
- Caffeine
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Calories
- Protein
- Carbohydrates
- Selenium
- Sodium
- Iron

The Benefits of Controlled and Careful Drinking of Coffee can be:
- 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
- Reduces cholesterol levels
- Reduces Chance of Coronary Artery Disease
- Reduces chance of Heart Attack
- Provides healthy energy
- Lowers chance of colon cancer
- Improves endurance performance

The Dangers and Symptoms of Frequent or Overdosed Drinking of Coffee are:
- Addiction
- Extreme exhaustion
- High Blood Sugar Levels
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Abnormal Sleep Patterns
- Insomnia
- Dehydration
- Bad Nutrition
- Sugar Cravings
- Weight Gain
- Headaches
- Irritability

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Cocoa – Cacao Nutrients and Benefits

Cocoa beans are sometimes called Cacao Beans, Cocoa, Cacao, or Theobroma cacao. Anyway, these beans come from the inside of the Cacao pod like the one you see on the picture. The Cocoa beans are white, or pink, or lavender when they are still fresh, but then after the drying process they become dark or brown in color. There are also very rare cases when cocoa beans stay white even after the drying process. Just to let you know from the start that the Cocoa or Cacao beans are NOT the beans used to make coffee, because some people including me :) thought so. Cocoa beans are sometimes used to include with coffee products, but the real chocolate is out of Cocoa beans. People around the world make chocolate, hot chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate sweets, soaps, cosmetics, and cocoa butter out of the Cocoa Beans. Cocoa beans don’t taste very good, so in the factories they add some sugar or milk or both just to make it taste better, but at the same time that is what decreases the benefits of the real Cocoa bean. So, remember that the darker chocolate is healthier but at the same time it is NOT as sweet as the light brown, sweet, and milky chocolates. Also, make sure that you don’t overdose on chocolate, because it will lead to bigger health problems instead of health benefits. The Nutrients in a cup (86 grams) of Dry, Powdered, and Unsweetened Cocoa are:
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B9, Folate
- Vitamin K
- Protein (good amount)
- Calcium
- Iron (large amount)
- Magnesium (extreme amount)
- Phosphorus (large amount)
- Potassium (good amount)
- Sodium
- Zinc (good amount)
- Copper (extreme amount)
- Manganese (extreme amount)
- Selenium
- Caffeine
- Theobromine
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Natural Fats
- Dietary Fiber (extreme amount)
- Carbohydrates
- Natural Sugars
- Calories

The Benefits that could possibly be expected from these Nutrients of Cocoa are:
- Improves Oxygen distribution
- Improves Immune System
- Provides Healthy energy
- Reduces fatigue
- Reduces weakness
- Improves concentration ability
- Lowers chance of infections
- Supports healthy hair
- Reduces Dizziness
- Lowers chances of headaches
- Strengthens nails
- Protects from apathy
- Lowers risks of depression
- Improves nerve function
- Improves muscle function
- Reduces confusion
- Reduces irritability
- Lowers chance of heart problems
- Lowers chance of high blood pressure
- Protects from chronic diarrhea
- Improves exercise ability
- Helps prevent warts
- Helps cure from warts
- Supports cell growth
- Improves Wound Healing
- Improves smelling ability
- Improves tasting ability
- Normalizes blood sugar level
- Regulates metabolism
- Normalizes appetite
- Supports healthy growth in children
- Protects from frequent colds
- Protects from frequent infections
- Supports Healthy skin
- Supports Healthy nails
- Supports Healthy hair
- Supports enzyme production
- Reduces weight loss
- 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
- Supports healthy thyroid gland
- Protects from free radicals
- Helps protect from nausea
- Reduces vomiting
- Reduces skin rashes
- Maintains Hair color
- Normalizes Cholesterol levels
- Helps prevent hearing loss
- Supports healthy reproduction

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Durian Fruit Nutrients and Benefits

Durian Fruit - The King of FruitsHave you ever heard of a fruit called Durian, I know that I didn’t, until this research. This Seasonal Durian Fruit is also called by some people as The King of Fruits. They probably call it that way because of the large size and the thorns that cover it all the way around. Durian Fruit can be one foot long, and half of a foot in diameter, and it can way anywhere between two to seven pounds. Durians can either have greenish, yellowish, or brownish colors. Depending on your taste and opinion you could either extremely and deeply love the unusual smell and taste of this fruit or absolutely hate it and never even want it anywhere close to you. Because of the Durian’s smell issues some Asian hotels, subways, airports, and other public transportation banned this fruit from having it in public places. People believe that Durian has some very unique and strong smell even with the husk still intact. People can enjoy the insides of the fruit when it is fresh still, but the seeds you would have to cook before eating them. People around the world that love Durian taste, they enjoy it either with or mixed in like in ice cream, biscuits, candies, milkshakes, cakes, cappuccino, and even with fish or rice. The Nutrients in about one cup of Raw and Diced Durian Fruit are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin (Large amount)
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin (Good amount)
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine (Good amount)
- Vitamin C (Large amount)
- Protein
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Potassium (Good amount)
- Zinc
- Copper (Good amount)
- Manganese (Good amount)
- Natural Fats (Good amount)
- Carbohydrates (Good amount)
- Dietary Fiber (Good amount)
- Calories

With these Nutrients in Durian Fruit you could expect to get these kind of Benefits:
- Supports strong bones
- Supports healthy bones
- Normalizes blood sugar levels
- Supports healthy thyroid gland
- Improves Nerve health
- Protects from free radicals
- Helps protect from nausea
- Reduces vomiting
- Reduces skin rashes
- Maintains Hair color
- Normalizes Cholesterol levels
- Helps prevent dizziness
- Helps prevent hearing loss
- Supports healthy reproduction
- 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
- Improves wound healing
- Prevents cells from damages
- Improves gums health
- Improves teeth health
- Improves Immune System
- Reduces Aging
- Lowers Risks of some Cancers
- Improves Iron absorption
- Improves Lung health
- Prevents from frequent colds
- Protects from frequent infections
- Supports Brain Function
- Provides Healthy Energy
- Reduces Risk of Heart attack
- Supports Nervous system
- Protects from homocysteine build-up
- Lowers chance of anemia
- Helps protect from eczema
- Helps protect from dermatitis
- Supports healthy skin
- May reduce seizures
- Regulates Energy Supplies
- Supports Healthy Heart Function
- May Increase appetite
- Reduces Numbness in Legs
- Supports Muscles
- Supports Nervous system
- Supports Cardiovascular function
- 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

Well, that is a huge list of Benefits, so looks like not only the Fruit itself is pretty big, but the benefits of it are pretty large too. Keep in mind that people have different bodies, so that means sometimes some bodies react differently to specific fruits and vegetables. You could be either allergic to something in this Fruit, or your body could already have enough of some Vitamin and you might overdose on this fruit because of that Vitamin, or your health could dramatically improve from the Vitamins that are in this Fruit. Whatever you choose to do about this fruit is totally up to you and totally your own responsibility. If you are worried about eating this fruit or any other fruit or vegetable, then I would recommend asking God to help you decide and then go to your Trusted doctor and ask for their advice.

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Kohlrabi Nutrients and Benefits

Kohlrabi vegetable can also be called German Turnip. Kohlrabi varieties include Grand Duke, Gigante, Purple Danube, White Vienna, Purple Vienna, and White Danube. Kohlrabi vegetable is somewhat similar to many other kinds of cabbages, like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and collard greens. Kohlrabi can have either white, purple, or light green color. People eat this vegetable raw, boiled, or steamed. The Nutrients that can be found in one cup or 135 grams of Raw Kohlrabi Vegetable are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B9, Folate
- Vitamin C (extreme amount)
- Vitamin E
- Protein
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Potassium
- Sodium
- Copper
- Manganese
- Selenium
- Omega 3 Fatty Acid
- Omega 6 Fatty Acid
- Natural Fats
- Natural Sugars
- Dietary Fiber
- Carbohydrates
- Calories

Since Kohlrabi vegetable has these Nutrients then it is very possible to get at least these Benefits:
- 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
- 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
- Improves Cholesterol levels
- Improves Blood sugar levels
- Supports Weight loss
- Reduces chances of constipation
- Lowers chance of hemorrhoids