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

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

Cloudberry Nutrients and Health Benefits

CloudberryDid you know that there is a fruit that is very similar to Raspberry? This fruit is called Cloudberry and it usually has an amber or golden-yellow color when it is in Ripe stage. Also, ripe Cloudberries are soft, juicy, and have a tartish flavor. Other names that people use for Cloudberries are Bakeapple, Baked Apple Berry, Yellowberry, Salmonberry, and Binomial Name is Rubus Chamaemorus. In Russian Cloudberry is called морошка and pronounced as moroshka.

Finnish (Finland) 2 Euros Coin with CloudberryFinland has a coin that is two Euros and on one side of it there are some Cloudberries which were designed in 1988 by Raimo Heino. Cloudberries are mostly found in Northern areas and they can withstand very cold temperatures that are below 40 degrees Celsius (which is 40 degrees Fahrenheit). People use Cloudberries for jams, juices, tarts, liqueurs, bread cheese, ice cream, waffles, and other unique deserts. Since Cloudberries have a Large amount of Vitamin C, some people use it as a protection against 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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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

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

Lychee – Litchi Nutrients and Benefits

Lychee Litchi Laichi LichuLychee is a fruit and it comes from an Evergreen Tropical and Subtropical Tree that is mainly found in Asia, Mexico, or South Africa. Lychees are also called Litchi, Laichi, and Lichu. Lychee tree produces beautiful flowers that can be either yellowish white or greenish white. Lychee fruit smells good and tastes sweet. It has a rough and reddish shell that is not edible and can be removed easily. Inside of the Lychee people say there is a Poisonous  seed that looks like a buckeye nut. People around the world like to enjoy Lychees in many different kinds of Desserts. People like to enjoy Lychee fruits not only for their good smell and sweet taste, but also because of the high amount of Vitamin C. In about one cup of Raw Lychees people get 226% of Vitamin C, now that is very nice :) but becareful, many candies that are made out of Lychee fruits are artificially flavored or contain high amounts of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS – a very deadly ingredient). Vitamin C extremely supports and improves your immune system, but HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) extremely destroys your immune system, and just because the commercials try to make you believe that since HFCS is from “Natural” corn does NOT mean that it’s healthy. You see, they used natural products to make deadly products just so they could make the foods last longer on the shelves of the grocery stores. So, we recommend that you check out the ingredient list before buying Lychee candy, instead try finding Raw or Dried Lychees without any added poison. The Nutrients in about one cup or 190 grams of Raw Litchis or Lychees are: Continue reading