21 Best Foods for Vitamin A Source

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Molecule form of Vitamin A provided by Giorgiogp2Vitamin A is also known as Retinal, Beta Carotene, or Vitamin A Retinol. It’s trade name is Aquasola. There are two forms of Vitamin A can be found in foods, Retinol and Carotene form. Carotene form consists of Alpha-Carotene, Beta-Carotene, Gamma-Carotene, and Beta-Cryptoxanthin (or Xanthophyll). Since Vitamin A is a fat-soluble, it is very easy to overdose on it. Vitamin A is very good for the retina of the eye which can improve the low-light vision and the color vision.

The Health Benefits of Vitamin A are:

- Improves Eyesight
- Supports Good Vision
- Fights Viral Infections
- Protects from Viral Infections
- Reduces Chances of Night Blindness
- Moisturizes Skin
- Moisturizes Eyes
- Moisturizes Mucous
- Antioxidant Support
- Protects from Free Radicals Continue reading

Carrots Nutrients and Health Benefits

CarrotsHere it is again, another rewritten article. Like I said before in one or more of my previous articles that some of my very old articles were not created and/or put together as organized as the recent ones. My old article about carrots can be found here – Carrots Nutrients and Benefits. So, let’s sit back, relax, and begin our new and updated research on carrots.

Carrots are in the family of Apiaceae and their binomial name is Daucus Carota. Carrot is considered as a Root Vegetable. In Russian carrots are called Markovka, and the actual Russian word looks like this – Марковка. Make sure to pronounce the R or roll your R’s in Markovka the Spanish or Russian way and not the English way. (I’m still having trouble saying the letter R the English way, but I’m working on it).

Carrots come in multiple different colors like; Red, Yellow, Orange, White, Light Purple, and Dark Purple. Depending on the environment, mature carrots can be kept after picking for about three to four weeks, but the young carrots can only survive for about two weeks. If you want to make the carrot’s shelf life longer, make sure to remove their green tops.

Did you know that the tops of the carrots are also edible? I really didn’t know that. Hmm… Interesting. The Orange part of the carrot is called a Taproot. Some people claim that Carrots are very good companion plants, especially in tomato production, because the white carrot’s flowers attract wasps which help protect the tomatoes from different kinds of pests.

People around the world enjoy carrots in very many ways like; chopping, boiling, frying, steaming, or by just eating them raw and fresh. You can use or cook carrots in soups, stews, salads, cakes, puddings, rice, and baby foods. The Nutrients in one cup (or 128 grams) of Raw Chopped Carrots are: Continue reading

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

Alfalfa Nutrients and Health Benefits

Alfalfa SproutsIn this Article I would like to introduce you to a flowering plant, that somewhat resembles a clover, called Alfalfa. Alfalfa is also called lucerne, lucerne grass, chara, gadab, rajka, or Binomially called Medicago Sativa. Alfalfa doesn’t like to be planted on existing Alfalfa fields, so it is very recommended to rotate your fields with other species or plants like wheat or corn before planting Alfalfa on the same field again. Alfalfa is mainly grown and used for feeding different kinds of animals. Alfalfa Sprouts are very edible for humans and they taste good in sandwiches and salads. Continue reading

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

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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Nutmeg Butter and Spice Nutrients and Benefits

Nutmeg in Red MaceDid you know that Nutmeg is the only tropical fruit in the whole world that is used as a source for two different spices? Well, now you do. The first spice that people use Nutmegs for is the Nutmeg itself, because it is the actual seed of the Nutmeg tree. The second spice that people use Nutmegs for is the Mace, it looks like a red or pink lace that covers the Nutmeg seed, a very beautiful and unique design Continue reading