7 Health Benefits of Redcurrant


The redcurrant (Ribes rubrum) is a member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family Grossulariaceae. The plant is native to parts of Western Europe (Belgium, France, Norway, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, northern Italy, northern Spain,  Portugal, and Poland). The tart flavor of the redcurrant fruit is slightly greater than the blackcurrant; however, they have the same approximate sweetness. Redcurrants are usually cultivated for jams and cooked preparations, but can be used for salads, garnishes, or drinks. Leer Más

7 Health Benefits of Mulberries


The mulberry (Morus australis or Morus nigra) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Moraceae. The tree is usually cultivated in many temperate regions throughout the world. The sweet fruit changes color from white or green through to pink or red, and eventually stay at dark purple or even black. People take advantage of the sweet or tart flavor in culinary arts by making it the basis in certain foods like jams, jellies, fruit tarts, pies, wines, teas, and cordials. Leer Más

7 Health Benefits of Feijoa

Feijoa recipes opening image. 28 March 2010 New Zealand Herald photograph by Babiche Martens. NZH 13Apr11 - RDP 24May11 - NAD 24May11 - TPT 01Jun11 -  SAV 04Jun11 - RDP 16May12 - YUM FACTOR: Feijoas are a must for anyone who enjoys picking their own fruit with many varieties to suit differing needs.   PHOTOS/FILE DPS 13Apr13 - THE BIG SCOOP: Feijoas are plentiful at this time of year.   PHOTO/FILE BTC 24Apr13 - DPM 28May13 - WTX 28May13 - BTC 29May13 - DPM 02Oct13 - GARDEN BOUNTY: A basketful of garden produce.   PHOTOS/FILEGREEN IDEA: Vegetable gardens have become trendy again.PICK ME: Feijoas are one of the easiest fruits to grow.

Feijoa (Acca sellowiana) or pineapple guava is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. This small tree is native to the many regions of South America like southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina, and Colombia. Currently, it is also cultivated in other areas of New Zealand, Australia, Azerbaijan, western Georgia and southern Russia. The size and shape of the fruit resemble a green chicken egg. The flesh has a sweet, aromatic, juicy flavor, which tastes like a combination of pineapple,  apple, and mint. The clear gelatinous fruit pulp resembles guava, having a grainy texture. Leer Más

7 Health Benefits of Turmeric


Turmeric (Curcuma longa) yellow-colored root plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to southeast India, where it thrives in places with significant amounts of rainfall. Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance faintly suggestive of orange and ginger. When not used fresh, the roots are boiled, dried in hot ovens, then ground into a deep orange-yellow powder. Leer Más