Nutrition and Diet

Plum and Everything about it

By on June 16th, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

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Plums and Everything about it A plum is a fruit that belongs in the subgenus Prunus under the genus Prunus. The subgenus, Prunus, can be differentiated from the other subgenera (cherries, peaches, etc.) by the presence of solitary side buds which are not clustered, a terminal bud, a groove which runs down one side, a […]

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Okra

By on June 13th, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

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Okra Okra plant is a flowering plant that belongs in the family of mallows. It is highly known for its edible green seed pods. It is also known as “ladies’ fingers (in English Speaking countries), gumbo (in French), guigambo (in Spanish), or bamia (in Middle East) [1]. Scientifically, it is named as Abelmoschus esculentus. Usually, […]

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Date Fruit

By on June 10th, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

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What is a date fruit ? A date is a fruit grown from the date palm, a tree that is native in Middle East and Northern America [1]. The English name of the fruit, date, as well as the species wherein it is classified from, the dactylifera, are both derived from the Greek word, daktulos, […]

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Jicama

By on June 3rd, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

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Jicama is a plant under the perennial vine type which grows in countries with tropical to semi-tropical climate. Its growth can be compared to lima bean or any other type of bean plants. However, what sets it apart from the other bean species plants is its fleshy, globular, starchy, and turnip-like edible root underneath the […]

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Pistachios – Nutritional Value and Health Benefits

By on May 25th, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

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Pistachios : Complete Guide Pistachio is a plant that has a bushy, broad, dioecious, and medium-sized tree. It is known to have origins in the West Asia region. [1]. Pistachio trees are mostly found in countries such as Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Italy, and United States. The seeds that the tree produces are widely […]

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Sunflower Seeds – Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

By on July 13th, 2014 in Nutrition and Diet

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Sunflower Seeds Sunflower seeds are fruits (they are not actually seeds – its a misnomer) which are harvested from the sunflower (Helianthus annuus) [1]. Sunflower is a plant which has bright yellow petals which is studded with seeds at its center. The scientific name of sunflower, Helianthus annuus, perfectly describes its appearance. Helios, in Greek, […]

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