Nutrition and Diet


By Dr. Raj MD on November 15th, 2017 in Nutrition and Diet

What is Tarragon ? Tarragon is an aromatic perennial herb commonly cultivated to use as seasoning and vinegar. It is a member of the composite family, which is closely related to Wormwood. Unlike the other members of its genus, tarragon reaches up to 2 feet and grows long, narrow and undivided leaves. Usually in August, […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on November 13th, 2017 in Nutrition and Diet

What is a Jackfruit ? Jackfruit is a thorny and enormous fruit which is usually grown in tropical areas where Monsoon rains are frequent. The appearance of this fruit is somehow like the durian and tastes musky and sweet [1]. The fruit varies in size and weight. Usually, the weight ranges from 2 to 30 […]

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Plum and Everything about it

By Dr. Raj MD on June 16th, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

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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By Dr. Raj MD on June 13th, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

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 Dr. Raj MD on June 10th, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

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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By Dr. Raj MD on June 3rd, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

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 Dr. Raj MD on May 25th, 2015 in Nutrition and Diet

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 consumed […]

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Sunflower Seeds – Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

By Dr. Raj MD on July 13th, 2014 in Nutrition and Diet

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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