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

Mamey Apple Nutrients and Benefits

Mamey, Mammee, Mammy Apple BerryDid you know that there is another extremely healthy berry that was created for us to eat? It is called Mamey Apple, other names are Mammea Americana, Mamey, Mammee Apple, Mammee, Mammy, Santo Domingo apricot, and South American apricot. No, it is not the Mamey Sapote, because sapote is a different fruit tree. Many people assume that this is a fruit, but Mamey Apple is considered a berry instead. Mamey Apple Berries can be as big as 20 cm or almost 8 inches in diameter. These berries can have from one to four seeds inside of them. On the outside the Mamey Apple feels rough but on the inside it is usually yellow or orange, and its texture can be either juicy, crispy, firm, or tender. People describe the taste of Mamey apples as kind of sweet similar to apricots and berries with a strong and pleasant smell. This large berry can be found growing in South America, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Hawaii, Florida, Bahamas, Central America, and Jamaica. One average raw Mamey apple can have these Nutrients: Continue reading

Quinoa Nutrients and Benefits

Quinoa GrainQuinoa grains are very healthy and they have a unique, nutty, mild, and yummy taste with a light and fluffy texture similar to Couscous. The Inca Civilization referred to Quinoa as the Mother of All Grains. Quinoa is considered Gluten-Free and easy to digest for our stomachs. Quinoa leaves are also edible, but they are much harder to get these days. Some people like to remove the coating from Quinoa grains because it tastes a little bitter. But others prefer to keep the coating on the Quinoa and eat it all together. The cooking of quinoa is very similar to the rice cooking, about one cup of quinoa needs two cups of water, and you cook it with a closed lid until all the water disappears. In about one cup or 185 grams of Cooked Quinoa we get these Nutrients: 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

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

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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