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

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

Jackfruit Nutrients and Benefits

Green Unripe JackfruitJackfruit or sometimes spelled Jakfruit, is the largest or one of the largest fruits that grow on trees in the whole world. Sometimes this Jackfruit fruit can grow up to 88 pounds depending on its specie. People use Jackfruit’s Flesh, Seeds, Leaves, and even the tree itself. Usually the young, unripe, and raw Jackfruit is not eaten by people, because it doesn’t taste good and it’s just not edible. If Jackfruit is too young then people have to cook it before eating it. Some people describe Jackfruit’s taste as Fibrous and Starchy. The Seeds of Jackfruit Fruit can be baked or boiled. Some people compare the Jackfruit’s Seeds Taste to the Chestnuts. The Leaves from Jackfruit people use for wrapping steamed Idlis (an Indian savory cake). The wood out of the Jackfruit Tree people use for either, furniture, doors, windows, roofs, musical instruments, and other construction uses. The Jackfruit itself looks like a little hedgehog animal, but in a bigger form. The ripened Jackfruit can be eaten raw and fresh. About one cup or 165 grams of Raw Jackfruit contains these Nutrients: Continue reading

Chayote Nutrients and Benefits

Chayote Fruit, Sayote, Tayota, Pear Squash, Vegetable Pear, Chuchu, Chocho, Choko, Christophene, Mirliton, Alligator PearChayote Fruit or Sechium Edule can be eaten either raw or cooked. Choyote can also be called Sayote, Tayota, Pear Squash, Vegetable Pear, Chuchu, Chocho, Choko, Christophene, Mirliton, or even an Alligator Pear. If you look at the picture you could see how this fruit looks like a boxing glove, or an old person’s closed mouth but without the teeth :) Chayote is originally from Central America. While cooking, Chayote fruit is cooked lightly just like the Summer Squash. Some people like to enjoy Chayote Fruit with Salad or Salsa. Most of the people are mainly interested in the fruit, but its leaves, seeds, stem, and the root are also edible. About one cup or 132 grams of Raw Chayote Fruit contains these Nutrients:
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid (good amount)
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Choline
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Manganese
– Copper
– Zinc
– Potassium
– Phosphorus
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Natural Fats
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Sugars
– Calories
– Amino Acids

The Chayote Benefits list is healthy and unique just like the Chayote Nutrients list:
– Supports cell production
– Helps protect from anemia
– Protects from homocysteine build-up
– Supports Healthy Nerve Function
– May prevent from osteoporosis
– 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 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

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

Cocoa Dark Chocolate Candy BarAlso, if you are interested in this Cocoa Dark Chocolate Candy Bar, then just click on this image –

.

.

.

.

Assorted Chocolate CandiesOr, if you are interested in trying these Assorted Belgian Chocolates with cocoa in them, then just click on this image -

Tamarinds Nutrients and Benefits

Tamarind, or Tamarindus indica, or Imli, or Indian Date is a bushy, tropical and evergreen tree which grows better in nice, warm, and sunny areas. Today Tamarind tree could easily be found in India, Sudan, Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, South America, and Central America. Tamarind tree does flower with red or yellow, unique, and beautiful flowers. The Tamarind fruit can be eaten raw or cooked depending on the cultural customs. The Tamarind fruit is covered with a hard, brown shell. Depending on the region where this tree is growing, one Tamarind fruit pod could have up to 12 seeds in it or only up to 6 seeds. Some people describe Tamarind fruit as juicy, fleshy, sweet, and sour. People all over the world prepare and cook Tamarinds in many different ways; made into candy, other condiments mixed with sugar and spices, in jams, in syrups, as a dry snack, as a salted snack, made into iced fruit bars, in juices, and even cakes. The Nutrients of Raw Tamarinds in about one cup or 120 grams are:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin (good amount)
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium (good amount)
– Phosphorus
– Potassium (good amount)
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Selenium
– Omega 6 Fatty Acid
– Natural Fats
– Carbohydrates (good amount)
– Dietary Fiber (good amount)
– Natural Sugars
– Calories

The Benefits that you could get from Tamarinds because of these Nutrients are:
– Regulates Energy Supplies
– Supports Healthy Heart Function
– May Increase appetite
– Reduces Numbness in Legs
– Supports Muscles
– Supports Nervous system
– Supports Cardiovascular function
– Relaxes nerves
– Relaxes muscles
– Strengthens bones
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Helps prevent headaches
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Reduces fatigue
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability
– Improves and Lowers High Cholesterol Levels
– Improves and Lowers High Blood Sugar Levels
– Helps prevent constipation
– May help prevent hemorrhoids

Tamarind CandyAlso, if you are interested in trying Tamarind Candies, then just click on this image –

.

.

.

.

Natural TamarindsOr, if you are interested in these 100% Natural Tamarinds, then just click on this image -

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.

Durian Chewy CandyAlso, if you are interested in trying chewy Durian Candies, then just click on this image –

.

.

.

Durian - King of Tropical FruitOr, if you are interested in this Book about the Durian Fruit called “Durian – King of Tropical Fruit”, then just click on this image -

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

Cumin Spice Nutrients and Benefits

Cumin Seeds or sometimes spelled Cummin Seeds come from a flowering, herbaceous, and annual plant called Cuminum cyminum. Did you know that in these days Black Pepper spice is the most popular in the whole world and the Cumin is the second most popular in the world? Well… now you do :) People around the world use ground cumin as a spice or herb for many different dishes, some of them include, chili, soups, stews, and curries. About one table spoon (6 grams) of cumin seed spice has these Nutrients:
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Protein
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Fats
– Calcium
– Iron (good amount)
– Magnesium
– Manganese
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Zinc
– Copper

The Benefits that you could get from these Nutrients in cumin seeds 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
– 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