Onions (Allium cepa L) are a member of the Liliaceae plant family, which also includes other flavorful allium vegetables like garlic and leeks. Allium vegetables contain therapeutic oils that hold sulfur compounds (cysteine sulfoxides), which are partially responsible for...
Macadamia nuts are an underestimated nutrient-powerhouse. A rich source of essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, iron, B vitamins, and folate. They also have a little protein and pack a healthy dose of good fats and antioxidants. Commonly...
Chestnuts are edible nuts produced by the trees and shrubs of the Castanea genus, which are commonly found throughout the northern hemisphere. While there are a number of different species of chestnuts, most of them possess similar qualities and...
Brazil nuts are the number one source of selenium, with one ounce (about 6 kernels) serving 774% DV. Selenium is a trace mineral which is extremely vital for the body as it has strong antioxidant power, fights free radicals...
Nutmeg is a spice that grows on an evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans, also known as common nutmeg. It is a delicate, slightly sweet spice that is widely used in cuisines around the world. The tree is also highly valued...
Cashew nuts are scientifically called Anacardium occidentale. Considered a fancy ingredient for curries and Indian gravies, this exotic nut originally belonged to Brazil. It was brought to India by traders and usually is an expensive commodity. It is in...
In Indian Ayurvedic system, Tulsi or holy basil is known as the queen of herbs for its powerful health benefits. In promoting weight loss, Tulsi tea has the following benefits: 1. Improves Metabolism The consumption of Tulsi tea will aid the metabolism,...
Ginger tea is a popular natural remedy for various digestive disorders, including upset stomach, vomiting, nausea and gastritis. It is also a proven for cold, flu and cough. However, during the recent past, it grabbed the attention of weight...
Humans have been using these yellow plants in their food since a very long time. Dandelion is used to treat muscle aches, loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, eczema and bruises. Eating it raw would...
Green tea is a zero calorie beverage if it is consumed in form of an unsweetened brewed drink. It is available in many types, including bottled tea, single tea bags, loose leaf tea, instant powder tea and green tea...
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