Sweet lime – nutrition, proven benefits, uses and reicipes


The scientific name of sweet lime are Citrus limettioides Tanaka, Citrus lumia and Citrus limetta. Other names include Mosambi, Mousambi in Hindi, Sathukudu in Tamil, Bathaya Kaayalu in Telegu, bergamot in France, and Limu Shirin in Iran. It is a small tree that can grow up to 8 m. Fruits are oval and green, ripening to yellow, with greenish pulp. It grows in tropical and subtropical climates. It begins bearing fruit … Read more

Strawberry – nutrition, proven benefits and recipes


The scientific name of the strawberry is Fragaria. It is also known as Wild Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry, Sow-teat Strawberry and Rasbhari in Hindi. Other names include ARABIC: Al farawlah, Frawlah (Egypt), Shulayk. CHINESE: Ou zhou cao mei, Ye cao mei, Sen lin cao mei. CZECH: Jahodník obecný. DANISH: Havejordbaer , Skovjordbær, Skov-Jordbær, Vild jordbær. DUTCH: Bosaardbei, … Read more

Acai berry nutrition, proven health benefits and recipes


The acai berry is the fruit of the acai palm and is traditionally consumed in Brazil but has gained popularity abroad as a food and functional ingredient. Açai, a fruit indigenous to the Amazon, is rich in phytochemicals that possesses high anti-oxidant activities, and has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-cardiovascular disease properties. Because of its high phenolic … Read more

Gotu kola proven health benefits and uses


The scientific name of gotu kola is Centella asiatica, a creeping herb, growing in moist places in India and other Asian Countries. Other names of centella asiatica include Hydrocotyle asiatica, gotu kola, Indian pennywort(English), Mandukaparni(India), pegaga(Malaysia) and Di Chien Tsao, Man Tien Hsing and Zhi Xue Cao (China). Gotu kola is a perennial plant native to India, … Read more

Beets or beetroot- proven health benefits, nutrition, uses and recipes


The scientific name of beets or beetroot is Beta vulgaris. Beets are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. Beetroot nutritional value According to the USDA nutrient database, 100g of beet contains the … Read more

What is MSG | symptoms | dangers & side effects | remedies


What is MSG? Monosodium glutamate (MSG, also known as sodium glutamate) is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, used in food industry as a flavor enhancer. MSG is found in foods such as stews, meat soups, Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats. It is particularly popular in Korean, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. Dangers and impact of parabens … Read more