Poppy Seeds Nutrients and Health Benefits

Poppy Seeds

In this article I’d like to let GenuineAid’s readers know more about the very popular baking ingredient called Poppy Seed. Poppy Seeds are derived from a plant called Opium Poppy (or Papaver somniferum). Until I took a close-up picture of a Poppy Seeds myself I never knew that they actually have an interesting shape to them. Poppy Seeds have a kidney shape to them with little dimples all over them. Continue reading

Strawberries Nutrients and Health Benefits

StrawberriesSince I pretty much have all or most of the popular fruits, vegetables, nuts, and meats in my blog collection, I decided to update some of the very first ones. My earlier article posts weren’t as detailed, full, and interesting as newer ones. The reason for that is because I’m noticing that I got some more and some better experience in writing about the Nutrients and Health Benefits of different kinds of foods. So, this article is going to be an update of my older article post about Strawberries Nutrients and Benefits. Only I’ll give this article a little bit different title, let’s call it Strawberries Nutrients and Health Benefits.

Did you know that Strawberries are not really considered as berries? It’s because the red yummy part of the strawberry is called a Receptacle. Botanically speaking, Receptacle is the thick part of a stem from which flower’s organs grow, but in the strawberries the Receptacle gives the rise to the red edible part. The seeds of the Strawberry are called Achenes. Achenes are a type of a simple dry fruit. In other words, Strawberries are considered as an Aggregate Accessory Fruit. Continue reading

Watermelon Nutrients and Health Benefits

Red Watermelon with Seeds.Here is some good-to-know information that I found out about the Watermelons. Watermelons are from the Cucurbitaceae family and there are more than 1200 of varieties of them. Watermelons can weigh anywhere from less than a pound and up to more than two hundred pounds. They are also can be in red, yellow, orange, and white colors when in ripened stage. Some of the Watermelon’s varieties are Carolina Cross, Yellow Crimson Watermelon, Orangeglo, Moon and Stars, Cream of Saskatchewan, Melitopolski, Densuke Watermelon, and so on.

Green WatermelonWhen you pick a Watermelon in the store, at the farm, or at some kind of a market, make sure that you choose a fully ripened Watermelon. A good amount of research has been done and it was conducted that fully ripened fruits that are close to being spoiled are much higher in antioxidants then the early picked fruits. When choosing which one to take home with you, try choosing the one with a deeper color and if you choose the whole and uncut Watermelons, then there has to be a yellow spot on one of the sides, that is the side it was laying on, if there is no yellow spot then the watermelon was picked to early. Also, the less of white lines on top of the green deep color the better. Not only do the Watermelons taste good but they also are pretty healthy. The Nutrients in about One Raw Watermelon Wedge (about 1/16 of whole melon = 286 grams) are: Continue reading

Parsnip Nutrients and Health Benefits

Parsnip Root VegetableDid you know that there is a root vegetable that really looks like a Carrot, but it’s not orange and it isn’t rich in Vitamin A like the carrot is. This root vegetable is called Parsnip (Pastinaca Sativa). Parsnips are usually either white, brown, pale, or yellow in color and they taste a little sweeter than carrots. Yes, parsnips can be eaten raw, but most people prefer it being cooked. Pretty much people cook Parsnips the way you would cook a carrot or a potato, which means it could be fried, roasted, boiled, put in salads, stews, soups, or casseroles.

Parsnip RootParsnips grow bigger and have better flavor if they are grown in colder countries, but there must be good healthy soil in order to accomplish that. In Roman times some people believed that Parsnip was an Aphrodisiac vegetable which means it increased sexual desire. Since Parsnip is so rich in Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrients people use it for baby food products. The Nutrients in a cup (133 grams) of Raw Sliced Parsnips are: Continue reading

Sunflower Oil Nutrients and Benefits

Have you ever tried the real Sunflower Oil? Have you ever smelled it? Have you ever seen the color of the real genuine 100% pure Sunflower Oil? It is amazing. Last time I tried that kind of Sunflower Oil was in Ukraine when I was about twelve years old. Me and my dad got the seeds from sunflowers and went to some place where they squeeze out the oil for you out of your seeds. When we got out of there and went home, we actually took some fresh bread and dipped it in that oil and ate it. And I think we used some salt, but I’m not sure. I will never forget that taste, the best of the best. I have been looking in stores for anything similar to it and I couldn’t find anything even close to that oil in any typical or organic stores. I tried a few of the ones we bought and still nothing was what I am looking for. But then we realized that Russian Grocery stores in America sell sunflower oils. So we started trying out different brands. All of the brands were still too far away from the real color, taste and smell, except for one sunflower oil brand called Kubanochka Unrefined Sunflower Oil, in Russian it is Кубаночка™. Yep, believe it or not, I finally found a brand in Sunflower oil that is actually reminds me of my childhood memories about the Real, Genuine, Fresh, and Tasty Sunflower Oil. The Real sunflower oil is really good for our health, if you enjoy it in the right amounts, just don’t overdose on it because of the Omega Fatty Acids and Vitamin E. The Nutrients in about 100 grams of Sunflower Oil are:
- Vitamin E (Extreme Amount)
- Vitamin K
- Calories (Good amount)
- Natural Fats (Extreme amount)
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Linolenic)
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids (Linoleic)
- Omega 9 Fatty Acids (Oleic)

Like I said before if you use just the right amount of Sunflower Oil in your foods, then you could enjoy these benefits and not overdose and get sick later:
- Protects skin from ultraviolet light
- Protects from free radicals
- Improves cell function
- May prevent from Prostate cancer
- Helps protect from Alzheimer’s disease
- Improves digestive system function
- Prevents tingling under skin
- Improves sensation under skin
- Reduces Gallbladder problems
- Reduces Liver issues
- Improves blood clotting
- Improves wound healing
- Reduces risk of CAD, Coronary Artery Disease
- Reduces bleeding
- Improves kidney function
- Improves bone growth
- May protect from osteoporosis
- Improves skin growth
- Improves hair growth
- Regulates Metabolism
- Maintains Reproductive Capability
- Improves brain function
- Improves brain growth

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

FlaxSeeds Nutrients and Benefits

flaxseedWhole Flaxseeds, Ground Flaxseeds, and Flaxseed Oil are all very healthy for your body. So today we would like to talk about the facts and importance of the Flax Seeds. The Nutrients in Flaxseeds are:
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B9, Folate
- Vitamin E
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids (extreme amount)
- Magnesium
- Dietary Fiber
- Manganese (good amount)
- Phosphorus
- Copper
- Protein
- Carbohydrates
- Natural Fats
- Calcium
- Iron
- Potassium
- Selenium
- Zinc

Eating Ground Flaxseeds is better and easier for your body to absorb it. The Benefits of Flaxseeds are:
- Prevents Inflammations
- Helps prevent asthma
- Helps prevent Osteoarthritis
- Helps prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Helps prevent Migraine Headaches
- Helps prevent Osteoporosis
- Supports Good Bone Health
- Reduces Bone Loss
- Protects from Cancers
- Protects from Heart Disease
- Protects from Diabetes
- Helps prevent Blood Clots
- Reduces Risk of Heart Attack
- Reduces Risk of Stroke
- Lowers Risk of colon cancer
- Prevents High blood pressure
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Regulates Blood sugar
- Relieves Constipation
- Stops Prostate Cancer Development
- Supports Women’s Health
- Supports Men’s Health
- Reduces Hot Flashes
- Relieves Dry Eyes or Dry eye Syndrome (DES)
- Prevents Dry Eyes or Dry eye Syndrome (DES)

Sesame Seeds Nutrients and Benefits

sesame seedsToday we would like to tell you about the nutrients and the benefits of Sesame Seeds. Some people really are allergic to Sesame seeds. But the people who are not allergic to sesame seeds can actually enjoy them on top of cookies, bread, muffins, broccoli, salads, and other kinds of dishes. The nutrients that are found in sesame seeds are:
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B7, Biotin
- Vitamin B9, Folate
- Vitamin E
- Copper (large amount)
- Manganese (good amount)
- Magnesium (good amount)
- Tryptophan (good amount)
- Calcium (good amount)
- Iron (good amount)
- Phosphorus
- Zinc
- Dietary Fiber
- Protein
- Carbohydrates
- Natural Fats
- Molybdenum
- Potassium
- Selenium
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Amino Acids (good amounts)

Sesame Seeds have these kind of benefits within them:
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Prevents High Blood Pressure
- Supports Liver Health
- Relieves Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Supports Blood Vessels
- Supports Bone Health
- Supports Joints Health
- Supports Respiratory Health
- Supports Vascular Health
- Prevents Heart Attack
- Prevents Stroke
- Prevents Diabetic Heart Disease
- Prevents Migraine
- Restores Sleeping Pattern
- Protects from Colon Cancer
- Protects from Osteoporosis
- Helps Relax and calm down

Mustard Seeds Nutrients and Benefits

mustard seedsMustard Seeds are good and healthy for us too. You can enjoy Mustard Seeds or Mustard Powder in different kinds of dishes like; dips, chicken, dressings, salads, fish, sauces, and Mustards. The Nutrients of Mustard Seeds are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Selenium
- Tryptophan
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Phosphorus
- Manganese
- Magnesium
- Dietary Fiber
- Iron
- Calcium
- Protein
- Zinc
- Carbohydrates
- Natural Fats
- Copper
- Potassium
- Amino Acids

Since the amounts of all of these nutrients are pretty low in Mustard Seeds, then the List of Benefits is going to be pretty small too:
- Protects from Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Protects from Different kinds of Cancer
- Prevents inflammations
- Helps prevent asthma
- Helps reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Lowers High blood pressure
- Helps with Menopause problems
- Reduces Migraines
- Prevents Heart Attacks

Almonds Nuts Nutrients and Benefits

almondsAlmond Nuts are actually the seeds of the Almond Fruits. Almonds are very healthy and fun to eat and that is some of the reasons why they are so expensive. About a quarter of a cup of Dry Roasted Almonds contain these healthy and natural Nutrients:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin E (good amount)
- Manganese (good amount)
- Magnesium (good amount)
- Tryptophan (good amount)
- Copper
- Phosphorus
- Carbohydrates
- Natural Fats
- Folate
- Biotin
- Calcium
- Iron
- Molybdenum
- Potassium
- Selenium
- Zinc
- Amino Acids

The Health benefits of Almonds are very beneficial for us and here is why:
- Lowers bad cholesterol
- Reduces Risk of Heart Disease
- Improves Veins Health
- Improves Arteries Health
- Improves blood flow
- Improves oxygen flow
- Protects from Heart Attack
- Protects from Free Radicals
- Regulates Blood Pressure
- Extremely Supports Good Heart Health
- Protects from high blood pressure
- Protects from Atherosclerosis
- Protects from Cardiovascular Disease
- Protects from Diabetes
- Antioxidant Protection
- Normalizes blood sugar levels
- Protects from Coronary Heart Disease
- Supports weight Loss
- Provides Healthy Energy
- Prevents from Gallstones