Fruit & Vegetables

Health benefits of fruit & vegtables

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes, which are members of a family of plants known as nightshades, were once rumoured to be poisonous, and the fact is that many fans of whole foods still regard them with some scepticism. It’s true that the leaves and stems of the tomato plant actually are poisonous.

Health Benefits of Spinach

Spinach is proven to be an excellent source for a long list conventional nutrients. These include vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folic acid, niacin, vitamin C, vitamin E, and the bone-building vitamin, vitamin K1.

Health Benefits of Jicama 2

Known to the Nahuatl-speaking people of Mexico as xicamatl, the jicama, or Mexican turnip, is a member of a group of plants known by the peculiar designation, yam beans. Jicama is actually a member of the Bean Family, and produces bean pods that look something like lima beans, but it’s the root of the plant that is most commonly consumed

Health Benefits of Cilantro and Coriander Seeds

The chemical that gives both cilantro (the leaf) and coriander (the seed) their distinctive, mildly citrusy flavour is a compound called 2-dodecenal. It also appears, oddly enough, in chicken fat, dairy products, the secretions of a millipede called Rhinocricus insulates, and in the essential oils of lemon and orange peel.

Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Cauliflowers come in a number of different shapes, sizes, and colours. There is the familiar white cauliflower, but there are also purple and orange cauliflowers too, as well as a green cauliflower, sometimes marketed as Romanesco broccoli.