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Aubergine Vegetables Health Benefits

Aubergine or eggplant (solanum melongena) belongs to the nightshade plant family (Solanaceae). In fact, aubergines grow in a manner much like tomatoes, hanging from the vines of a plant that grows several Read more [...]

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Breadfruit Vegetable

Breadfruit is a large sized fruit obtained from the huge tropical rain-forest fruiting trees in the mulberry family.¬†Breadfruit is green from outside and yellow from the inside.   This soft Read more [...]

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Natto Vegetable Health Benefits

Natto has a long history as a super food. It has a stringy consistency, strong smell and an acquired taste. Natto is a traditional Japanese dish made from soybeans fermented with Bacillus subtilis.   The Read more [...]

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Napa Cabbage Health Benefits

Napa cabbage is one of the popular leafy-cabbage vegetables of China. There are many varieties of cabbage, but Napa cabbage sometimes called Chinese cabbage is milder and tenderer than some of its cabbage Read more [...]

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Luffa Vegetable Health Benefits

Luffa is a plant. The fibers can be boiled in water, which is then used as medicine. Women use luffa to restore absent menstrual periods. Nursing mothers use it to increase milk flow.   The Read more [...]

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Hominy Vegetable Health Benefits

Hominy is popularly used to make porridge especially in the Caribbean. Hominy is basically a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye.   Hominy Read more [...]

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Choy Sum Health Benefits

Choy sum is a popular vegetable in the cabbage family. At the same time, this modest Brassica family vegetable has captured popularity even in the western world for its sweet, succulent nutritious leaves Read more [...]

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Yacon Vegetable Health Benefits

Yacon root is native to South America, where locals eat it raw like a fruit. It contains a mixture of naturally occurring sugars, about 1 to 4 grams per 100-gram serving of fresh root, according to the Read more [...]

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Oca Vegetable Health Benefits

Oca is a perennial plant extensively cultivated in the central and southern Andes for its edible root. This tuberous root vegetable is the second most widely grown root crop behind the potato in Peru and Read more [...]

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Lentil Vegetable Health Benefits

Lentil is a bushy annual plant of the legume family eaten as a vegetable. They are a good source of potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin and vitamin K, but are particularly rich in dietary fiber, lean protein, Read more [...]

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