Vegetables and fruits continue to play an integral role in our everyday living. Being an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, they make up a balanced diet. Furthermore, they contain numerous antioxidants that scavenge for free radicals in the body thereby protecting the body from harm caused by oxidative stress. The natural compounds […]
Archive | June, 2014
Peanuts botanically known as Arachis hypogaea belongs to the species of legume of the Fabaceae family (Feng et., al 2012). It is an annual plant growing approximately 30 to 50 cm tall which originated from Paraguay. They are known with other names such as ground nuts, monkey nuts or pygmy nuts. According to the Peanut […]
Beef meat is amongst the most widely consumed meat in the world, accounting for about 25% of the global meat production. Researchers have shown that beef meat consists of low fat, approximately less than 5% (Scollan et., al. 2005). The United States, Brazil and China are the world’s three largest consumers of beef meat, while […]
Parsley botanically known as Petroselinum crispum, a specie of Petroselinum belongs to the family of Apiaceae (Mangkoltriluk et., al. 2005). It is popularly cultivated as a herb, spice or vegetable. Parsley originated from central Mediterranean region before spreading to Europe and other parts of the World. Parsley grows as a green biennial plant in the […]
Physalis is a nightshade plant of the family (Solanaceae) and also native of warm temperate and subtropical parts of the world including Africa, Asia, America and Europe. Physalis has a characteristics appearance of a small cherry tomato similar in shape, size and structure but fully enclosed in a papery husk obtained from the calyx (Chedea […]
According to Mohanapriya et., al. (2013), lemon is a vital medicinal plant of the family Rutaceae which originated from Asia. Lemon fruit otherwise known as (Citrus × limon) grows on small, thorny trees of 10 to 20 feet height. The leaves are dark green in colour and are alternately aligned on the stem. Lemon fruit […]
Bell pepper is botanically known as Capsicum annuum of the family of Solanaceae (Renuand Chidanand 2013). The cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colours ranging from orange, red, yellow, green, brown, white, and purple. Bell peppers are often graded as less pungent pepper varieties hence referred to as sweet peppers. Bell peppers are […]
Female animals of various species such as fish, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and birds are created to lay eggs which are eaten by human beings. Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective shell, albumen (egg white), and vitellus (egg yolk) and the most type of consumed eggs are chicken, turkey, fish and duck. Eggs are […]
Persimmons are the edible fruits belonging to the genus Diospyros and the family Ebenaceae (Nazir et., al. 2013). They originated from China before spreading to other parts of the world where they are considered an exotic fruits. They are popularly known as Sharon fruits, named after the Sharon plain in Israel. The colour ranges from light yellow-orange to […]
5-A-Day connotes a series of programs introduced in countries like USA & Europe to encourage the daily consumption of at least five portions of fruit & vegetables, following a World Health Organisation recommendation. According to researchers, diet very rich in fruit and vegetables is highly recommended for every individual as it aids in reducing the risk of various chronic diseases […]
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