Radiation and Disaster Preparation

Chernobyl Nuclear ReactorOn April 26th, 1986 at 1:23 am local time in Chernobyl, Ukraine (formerly an Ukrainian SSR), occurred deadly historic explosions due to extreme power increase at reactor number 4 after a systems test. Since some of the government officials didn’t want people to know all the details regarding the radioactivity and didn’t provide the sufficient evacuation process, many innocent people, animals, and plants have died or suffered extreme health issues. Some people including children developed thyroid cancer due to exposure of massive radiation. A Belarus National Academy of Sciences estimated that about 270,000 of people would develop cancers in their bodies and that 93,000 of those people would most likely die. Later on people cleaned up the radioactive pieces then they put them all back into the number 4 nuclear reactor and covered it all with lots of concrete, which is now called Sarcophagus or Stone Coffin. Continue reading

Cassava Nutrients and Health Benefits

Cassava Plant - Yuca, Manioc, Cassaba, CassadaToday I would like to tell you about my research on Cassava plant. Cassava can also be called Manihot Esculenta, Yuca, Manioc, Cassaba, or Cassada. Cassava plant is actually very popular crop in many regions around the world. Nigeria is supposably the biggest Cassava producer in the world. Cassava is very popular because of its Starchy Edible Root. Also, Cassava root is one of the largest sorces of carbohydrates in the world. Cassava can be classified as sweet or toxic depending on its toxicity.

Warning! You must know how to prepare the Cassava plant the proper way. If you’ll prepare the Cassava Vegetable improperly, then you will cause someone or yourself to get a disease called Konzo. Konzo or Mantakassa is an epidemic paralytic disease usually caused by insufficient processing of bitter Cassava. So, remember to cook it properly in order to detoxify Cassava before eating it. Continue reading

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

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

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

Kumquats Nutrients and Benefits

Kumquat Fruit Nutrients and BenefitsDid you know that there are fruits that look like Oranges but they are smaller, oval, and have the shape of an olive. These fruits are called Kumquats. An average Kumquat tree can produce up to fifty fruits per one year. Usually people like to enjoy Kumquats in a raw form. Also, people use kumquats in candies, jellies, drinks, and sore throat remedies. The Nutrients in about one average Raw Kumquat Fruit are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
- Vitamin C
- Choline
- Protein
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Potassium
- Sodium
- Copper
- Manganese
- Natural Fats
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Carbohydrates
- Dietary Fiber
- Natural Sugars
- Calories

The Health Benefits of Kumquats are:
- 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
- Reduces Inflammations
- Protects blood from over-clotting
- Reduces Cholesterol
- Reduces lipids
- Lowers Risk of atherosclerosis
- Lowers Risk of obesity
- May Reduce Growth of Cancer cells
- Prevents depression
- Protects from cardiovascular disease
- Helps protect from type 2 diabetes
- Reduces fatigue
- Prevents from dry and itchy skin
- Strengthens hair
- Strengthens nails
- Improves concentration ability
- Reduces joint pain

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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