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

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

Macadamia Nuts Nutrients and Benefits

Macadamia Nuts Green and BrownMacadamia Nuts grow on an evergreen tree that can grow up to 12 meters high which is about 39 feet. Macadamia Nuts can contain either one or two seeds inside of its hard and woody shell. Macadamia Nuts were named that way after a guy named John Macadam. Other names for Macadamia Nuts that you might encounter are like Bush nut, Queensland nut, Queen of nuts, Macadamia, Bauple nut, Boombera, Jindilli, and Gyndl. Macadamia Nuts are native to Australia. Today we can find Macadamia Nuts growing in Hawaii, South Africa, Brazil, California, Costa Rica, Kenya, Bolivia, New Zealand, Colombia, Malawi, and Israel. Macadamia Nuts are considered very Nutritious. Because of the health beneficial ingredients people use Macadamia oil in today’s Cosmetic, Hair, and Skincare products. The Nutrients that we find in a cup or 134 grams of Raw Macadamia Nuts are: 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

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

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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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

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Pistachio Nuts Nutrients and Benefits

Today I would like to tell you some of the interesting information about the Pistachio Nuts. Pistachio plant is sometimes called either Pistacia Vera, Anacardiaceae, or Pistaciaceae. Pistachio nuts grow on a small desert tree. People like to enjoy Pistachio kernels as being roasted, fresh or salted, and sometimes with ice cream, baklava, mortadella, marshmallows, cottage cheese, canned fruit, cool whip, pudding, and salads. The Nutrients that you can find in one cup (123 grams) of Raw Pistachio Nuts are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin (large amount)
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine (extreme amount)
- Vitamin B9, Folate
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Protein (large amount)
- Calcium
- Iron (good amount)
- Magnesium (good amount)
- Phosphorus (large amount)
- Potassium (good amount)
- Zinc
- Copper (large amount)
- Manganese (large amount)
- Selenium
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Natural Fats
- Carbohydrates
- Dietary Fiber (large amount)
- Natural Sugars
- Calories (good amount)
- Natural Starch

Make sure that you are not allergic to these nuts first, because you will be enjoying them at your own risk. After regular consumption, the Benefits that you might get from raw Pistachio Nuts are:
- 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
- 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
- Prevents from dry and itchy skin
- Strengthens hair
- Strengthens nails
- Improves concentration ability
- Reduces joint pain
- 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
- Relaxes nerves
- Relaxes muscles
- Builds bones
- Improves blood circulation
- Protects from muscle spasms
- Improves heart rate
- Helps prevent headaches
- Improves Oxygen distribution
- Improves Immune System
- Provides Healthy energy
- Reduces weakness
- Lowers chance of infections
- Protects from apathy
- Supports enzyme production
- Reduces weight loss
- Improves healthy development
- Supports normal blood clotting
- Improves healthy growth
- Supports Brain Function
- 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 Cardiovascular function

Artichokes Nutrients and Benefits

artichokeIn this post we would like to introduce you all to a unique vegetable called Globe Artichoke or Cynara cardunculus. This vegetable is also considered as a thistle. The green scales that cover the heart of the artichoke are not edible. Also, the younger artichokes have more of the edible part and it is more tender and tastes better to some people. Different countries cook the Artichokes in different ways, some like to boil them, some like to steam them, some prefer to fry them, some just bake them, and some people like to eat Artichokes after they have been canned. The Nutrients that you could get from about one medium artichoke which is about 120 grams, are:
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B9, Folate (good amount)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K (good amount)
- Protein
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Sodium
- Zinc
- Copper
- Manganese
- Natural Fats
- Carbohydrates
- Dietary Fiber (good amount)
- Calories

With these important nutrients you can most likely get these important Benefits out of Medium cooked Globe Artichoke:
- Improves blood clotting
- Reduces bleeding
- Improves kidney function
- Improves bone growth
- May protect from osteoporosis
- Supports cell production
- Helps protect from anemia
- Protects from homocysteine build-up
- Supports Healthy Nerve Function
- 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 Immune system function
- Supports Healthy skin
- Supports Healthy nails
- Supports Healthy hair
- Supports enzyme production
- Reduces weight loss
- Lowers chance of weakness
- 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
- Normalizes blood sugar level
- Helps prevent headaches
- Normalizes cholesterol levels
- Lowers chances of constipation
- Helps prevent hemorrhoids

Acerola Nutrients and Benefits

acerolaI really like this particular post about this particular fruit. I don’t even think that it should be called any other name then Extreme Amount of Vitamin C. The real name for this very awesome small fruit is Acerola. So far and as far as I know this cute little fruit contains the most amount of vitamin C in it then any other fruit in the world. In fact, just one whole Raw Acerola Fruit (weighs about 5 grams) contains about 133% of Daily Value per one serving, and just one cup of Raw Acerola fruits (weighs about 98 grams) contains about 2740% of Daily Value per one serving. Now, is that insane or what, no, it is awesome dudes. The only bad part about this fruit is that you don’t even hear about it in the USA and I haven’t seen it in stores. If you want to be able to get this Acerola fruits constantly then you need to be somewhere around the places where people can grow them, and that is in India, Brazil, Bahia, Peru, Mexico, Caribean, and maybe in southern Texas USA. Other names that you could hear people reffering to this fruit are like Malpighia Glabra, Barbados Cherry, West Indian Cherry, and Wild Crapemyrtle. People say that Acerola tastes sweet and at the same time sour too. Sometimes you could get a nice sweet one, but the ones that taste more sour it leave your mouth with a more tarty taste. The Size of Acerola fruit is about the size of a nice large Cherry. The Acerola fruit or berry (some people refer to it as a berry) grows on a small tree or a fruit shrub. Here is the full list of Nutrients in about a cup of Raw Acerola Fruits:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B9, Folate
- Vitamin C (EXTREME amount)
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Potassium
- Zinc
- Copper
- Selenium
- Protein
- Calories
- Carbohydrates
- Dietary Fiber
- Natural Fats

The List of benefits is not too big because only Vitamin C is extremely high in this Acerola Fruit and the rest of the nutrients are in extremely low amounts, but either way here is the list of benefits for Acerola Fruit:
- Improves Healing of Wounds
- Protects from Frequent Colds
- Protects from Frequent Infections
- Lowers chance of Lung Problems
- Protects from Free Radicals
- Reduces Chances of Many Cancers
- Improves Eyesight
- Fights Viral infections
- Reduces Chances of Vision Loss
- Reduces Chances of Constipation
- Improves Blood circulation
- Supports Bone health
- Relaxes Nerves
- Relaxes Muscles
- Supports Normal Function of Thyroid Gland
- Improves Cholesterol Levels