Surinam cherry/ pitanga- nutrition, proven health benefits and recipes

Surinam-cherry-nutrition-benefits-uses-recipes

The scientific name of the pitanga or surinam cherry  include Eugenia uniflora, Eugenia michelii, and Stenocalyx michelii. It is also known as Brazilian cherry, Cayenne cherry, Pitanga, Pumpkin cherry, Pitangueira, Cerejeira-brasileira, Ginja, and Pitanga-branca. It is a large shrub or small tree that can grow up to 8 meters in height.  Flowers develop into ribbed fruits 2 to 4 cm in diameter, starting out … Read more

Soursop / Guayabano- nutrition, health benefits and recipes

Soursop-Annona-muricata

The scientific name of soursop is Annona muricata. It ia also known as Prickly custard apple, Brazilian pawpaw, Graviola, Mullaatha, Shulramfal, Lakshmana phala, Guyabano, Guanabana, Corossol, and Catoche. Other names include DUTCH : Zuurzak. CHAMORRO: Laguana, Laguanaha, Syasyap. FIJIAN: Sarifa, Seremaia. FRENCH : Cachiman épineux, Corossol (Antilles), Corossolier, Corossol épineux, Sapotille. GERMAN : Sauersack, Stachelannone, Stachel-Annone. INDONESIA … Read more

Watermelon – nutrition, proven benefits and recipes

Watermelon-nutrition-health-benefits-recipes

The scientific name of the water melon is Citrullus lanatus. It is also known as Tarbooz (in Hindi and Urdu), Tarbuj (in Manipuri), Kadu vrindavana (in Marathi), Eriputccha (in Telegu), Kallangadi balli (in Kannada), Tormuj (in Bengali), and Indrak (in Gujarati). Other names include: AFRIKAANS: Waatlemoen. ARABIC : Battikh (baṭṭīḫ), Battikh ahmar (red-fleshed), Bateekh, Betteakh (Egypt). BENGALI : Taramuj, Tormuj. BULGARIAN : Dinia. … Read more

Sweet lime – nutrition, proven benefits, uses and reicipes

Sweet-lime-nutrition-health-benefits-uses-recipes

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

Sour orange/ bitter orange – nutrition, benefits and recipes

Sour-orange--Citrus--aurantium

The scientific name of the sour orange are Citrus aurantium Linn. , Citrus  aurantium L. var. dulcis L., Citrus longispina Wester , Citrus sinensis Osbeck , and Citrus vulagaris Risso. It is commonly known as Bitter orange, Coolie orange, and Citrus karna, Sadaphal, Gambhru khatta, Kharna katta, Mallikanarangi (Siddha/Tamil) and Swadu-naringa (Sanskrit). Other names are: ARABIC: Burtuqâl, Burtuqual, Burtuqân, Kabbâd, Naffâsh, Nâring. CHINESE: … Read more

Strawberry – nutrition, proven benefits and recipes

Strawberry-nutriton-benefits-uses-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