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Sweet potato – properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

Botanical name: Ipomoea batatas Poir. Other names: Kumara, Batata, Camore. Sweet potato is the tuber of the sweet potato plant, Ipomoea batatas Poir., a herbaceous and perennial plant of the botanical family Convolvulaceae. The Spaniards where said to have introduced it to Europe from where it spread to other parts of the world. Today, sweet […]

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Foods for metabolism Fruits

Cherry – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

Botanical name: Prunus Avium L. Cherry is the fruit of the cherry tree, Prunus avium L., of the botanical family Rosaceae. The tree usually reaches a height of about 20 meters, and the fruit which is a drupe varies in color from red to deep purple. What are the properties of cherry The following represents […]

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Loquat – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

BOTANICAL NAME: Eriobotrya japonica Lindl. BOTANICAL FAMILY: Rosaceae OTHER NAMES: Tanaka, Japanese medlar, japanese plum. Loquat is a fruit of Eriobotrya japonica Lindl., an evergreen tree of that reaches a height of about 5 meters. It belongs to the botanical family Rosaceae. PROPERTIES OF LOQUAT Loquat is a highly tasty and nutritious fruit. It contains […]

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Chard – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris L. cv. vulgaris BOTANICAL FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae OTHER NAMES: Sea kale chard, Swiss chard, Seakale-beet, leaf beet. DESCRIPTION Chard is the stalks and green leaves of ‘Beta vulgaris’ L. ssp. vulgaris’ cv. ‘Vulgaris’, a herbaceous plant of the botanical family Chenopodiaceae. Even though chard is among the oldest green leafy vegetables, very […]

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Foods for metabolism Fruits

Breadfruit – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

Breadfruit is a highly nutritious and energy-producing fruit, whose other names are: * Sukun, and * Breadnut. It is the fruit of the breadfruit tree (Arctocarpus communis Forst.), a tree of the botanical family Moraceae that reaches a height of about 20 meters. The British colonies in the Caribbean, though that breadfruit would be a […]

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Mushrooms – Properties and health benefits / medicinal uses

Mushroom, whose other names are * forest mushroom * field mushroom * portabello * morel * vegetable meat * pink-bottom, is the fruiting body of the fungus Agaricus bisporus L., which belongs to the botanical family Agaricaceae of the class Basidiomycota. Mushrooms are made up of three distinct parts, namely: ยค The STIPE, a cylindrical […]