milky fluid extracted from the grated meat of a brown coconut (by pressing it or by passing hot water or milk through grated coconut). Staple food for those on a Paleo diet. Not the same as coconut water - a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts. The color and rich taste of coconut milk can be attributed to the high oil content (24%). Most of the fat is saturated fat (89%), with lauric acid (12:0) a major fatty acid
small, red, tart berry often called a superfruit because of its nutrient and antioxidant content. Cranberries belong to type of shubs Vaccinium that also includes blueberries, bilberries, cowberries, huckleberries and whortleberries that usually grow in acidic soils. Cranberries are used in sauces for turkey at Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners.
Cranberries can decrease adherence of some bacteria to human tissues and are thought to be preventing urinary tract infection, but evidence supporting this is limited. Hypersensitive individuals with oliguria or anuria should avoid this fruit.
usually sweet and fleshy, seed-bearing part of a plant. Since 2011, USDA recommends to make half your plate fruits and vegetables with up to two cups of fruit (depending on the age).
In general, 1 cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice, or Â½ cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the Fruit Group. The following specific amounts count as 1 cup of fruit towards your daily recommended intake: half a large apple (3.25'' diameter), 1 small apple (2.5'' diameter), 1 cup sliced or chopped, raw or cooked apple. 1 cup of applesauce, 1 large banana (8'' to 9'' long), 1 medium grapefruit (4'' diameter), 1 large orange (3 and 1/16'' diameter), 1 large peach (2 and 3/4'' diameter), 1 medium pear (0.4 pound), 1 small wedge of watermelon (1'' thick), 3 medium or 2 large plums, 8 strawberries, 1 cup of sliced or diced fresh fruit, and 1/2 cup raisins or other dried fruit.
A thick paste of mashed avocado, often combined with limes/citrus juice, onion, tomatillos/tomatoes, chilli peppers and seasonings and usually served as a dip or in salads.
Rich in fiber, potassium and other essential nutrients, guacamole can promote health and prevent certain illnesses when included in a healthy diet.
Poor refrigeration may make guacamole prone to contamination that can cause foodborne illness such as listeria.
The number of reported foodborne disease outbreaks attributable to salsa or guacamole increased in the United States from 1984 to 2008, especially in later years, and especially in restaurants.
Strange looking fruit in the cucumber and melon family, with spiky skin and very sharp thorns.
Also known as cucumis metuliferus, African horned melon, Kiwano, African horned cucumber, jelly melon, hedged gourd, melano, and blowfish fruit.
It is rich in anti-oxidants and nutrients; water; high in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Potassium, Iron and Zinc.
small, stubby, green colored vegetables which grow aggressively on vines and are eaten as stuffed curries, stews, pickles, salads and stir fries, while roots, leaves and fruit are used in the treatment of diabetes and other ailments.
This tropical vine, cucurbit plant is also known as Coccinia grandis, Coccinia cordifolia, Coccinia indica,, toruli, tindora, tindori, tindoori, parwal, kundru, tondli, toroda, kinduri, thendli, tendli, ghiloda, kowai, kovai, kovakkai, dondakaya, tondekayi, manoli, tindla, gentleman's toes, tam lueng, baby watermelon, little gourd, Calabacita, Calabaza Hiedra, Coccinia Índica, Courge Écarlate, Kovai, Tela Kucha, Tindola.
Some people apply ivy gourd leaves directly to the skin for wounds.
Ivy gourd contains enzymes such as Glucose-6-phosphatase that may reduce blood sugar levels.
In traditional medicine, fruits have been used to treat leprosy, fever, asthma, bronchitis, and jaundice. The fruit possesses mast cell-stabilizing, antianaphylactic, and antihistaminic potential. In Bangladesh, the roots are used to treat osteoarthritis and joint pain. A paste made of leaves is applied to the skin to treat scabies. It also has laxative characteristics.
Fruit of a southern tree Artocarpus heterophyllus, also known as jack tree, jack or jak, in the fig family. Jackfruit has a distinctive, sweet and fruity aroma due to chemical compounds ethyl isovalerate, propyl isovalerate, butyl isovalerate, isobutyl isovalerate, 3-methylbutyl acetate, 1-butanol and 2-methylbutanol.
Being rich in potassium, jackfruit helps in the lowering of the blood pressure. It contains phytonutrients, with health benefits ranging from anti-cancer and anti-aging to antihypertensive.
The root of jackfruit is said to be good for the treatment of skin problems, asthma, fever and diarrhea.
Kale or borecole is a form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. acephala in the mustard family), it can be green or purple with curled and wrinkled, crinkled leaves. Can be also called cole, colewort, collard. It is one of the most nutrient-dense foods, especially high in vitamins C, K, A, B6, and minerals manganese, copper, calcium.
Yellow, oval citrus fruit with thick skin and fragrant, acidic juice. Its juice, pulp and peel, especially the zest, are used as foods. Lemons, like other citrus foods are very high in vitamins, especially vitamin C. Lemons are antiseptic, digestive aids, promote immunity and fight infection. The Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against a variety of poisons.
Leafy vegetable of the genus Lactuca including commercially important species Lactuca sativa (cultivated plant of the daisy family including aster and sunflower). Usually eaten raw in salads (and grouped with salad greens), but also may be eaten cooked.
Leaves can be also used to make herbal tobacco-free cigarettes. Seeds can be pressed to extract oil similar to wheat germ oil. Good source of vitamin A and potassium. Wild lettuce is used for whooping cough, asthma, urinary tract problems, cough, insomnia, restlessness, excitability in children, painful menstrual periods, excessive sex drive in women, muscular or joint pains, poor circulation, swollen genitals in men, and as an opium substitute in cough preparations.
Lettuce comes in four basic types: crisphead, butterhead, loose-leaf, and romaine. Crisphead types are also called iceberg or Batavian lettuce. Butterhead lettuces form smaller, looser heads. Loose-leaf doesn't form a head. Bibb lettuce also known as Boston, butterhead, or limestone lettuce, is very tender and is known for its distinctive creamy flavor and crisp, crunchy texture. Romaine or cos lettuce forms upright, cylindrical heads. Red leaf and green leaf lettuces are the most popular loose leaf lettuces. Both have very soft curly leaves and a semisweet taste. Red leaf lettuce is softer, sweeter, and also more fragile than the green. It makes a good salad, but it wilts and turns black very quickly. Green leaf lettuce is a little coarser and not quite as sweet, but it's a bit crisper.