Coming from the gourd family, the cucumber is a creeping vine that bears cylindrical fruits used as culinary veggies. The cucumber is listed among the foods of ancient Ur, and the legend of Gilgamesh mentions the eating of cucumbers. They are also mentioned in the Bible as one of the foods eaten by the Israelites
Asparagus, the flowering perennial plant, a spring vegetable, and a native to most of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia, is widely grown as a vegetable super food. Since ancient times, asparagus has been used as a veggie and a medicine. Greeks and Romans ate it fresh during spring and dry during the winter. Even
You might be surprised that macadamia nuts do not actually come from Hawaii. They come from the land Down Under! This is why macadamia nuts are also called the Australian or Queensland Nuts. They grow on large trees that can reach 50 feet horizontal and vertical. They are also one of the most expensive nuts
The tiny white pod otherwise known as garlic is full of medicinal properties and health benefits. With over 7,000 years of human usage, it’s easily known that garlic is a healthy and powerful super food. Coming from the Mediterranean region of the world, it is used for food and medicinal purposes. Garlic is a
Remember – It’s a Fruit! The avocado is quite a unique fruit. Instead of being carbohydrate dense, it is is full of healthy fats. And no, it won’t make you fat. The avocado, or alligator pear, is a large single seeded berry. Avocados are grown in tropical areas throughout the world. They have a green
Quinoa /kēnwä/ – a tall crop of the amaranth family, grown mostly in South America for its tiny seeds which can be eaten If you didn’t already know, quinoa is one of the most popular super foods out there! There are three types of quinoa – black, white, and red. Quinoa is free of gluten
Kale /kāl/ – a hardy cabbage of a variety that produces erect stems with large leaves and no compact head. 1. It is an Excellent source of vitamins Kale has Vitamin C which is vital to many functions for your body cells such as synthesizing collagen. Kale has a lot more Vitamin C content
With all the caffeine and sugar loaded sodas, energy drinks, and juices, we hope you did not forget about our naturally good friend water. You might ask, why? Let’s just say water is actually a lot better than you might think it is! Most people don’t even know about the benefits about ‘boring old’ water.