Do you know this Highly Nutritious & Naturally Low Calorie Fruit?

HIGHLY NUTRITIOUS & LOW CALORIE SNACK If you are looking for a highly nutritious, low calorie food then cantaloupe may be what you are looking for.  Naturally low in calories cantaloupe comes in at only 56 calories per serving, and is also a great source of vitamins A, B3, B6, C, folate, potassium, and dietary…

Components of Cider Vinegar

Components of Cider Vinegar Cider vinegar contains many nutrients, such as beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, calcium, riboflavin and thiamin; vitamin B6, C, and E; and fruit acids and pectin.  Beta Carotene, potassium, and pectin are especially important for the heart, skin, and digestion.

Basil

Basil This herb is a medicinal herb as well as a sweet and pungent culinary seasoning.  Basil is most familiar in its widely used Italian cuisine, most often used in tomato based dishes.  It is very complimentary to many foods including meats, poultry, salads, soups and side dishes.  Basil is great for enhancing the flavor…

Black Currants

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK CURRANTS These amazing little black berries are power packed with high levels of vitamins, essential nutrients, as well as other healthy phytochemicals (polyphenols/anthocyanins).  The high level of phytochemicals have been linked to lowering inflammation, aiding the prevention of heart disease, cancer, microbial infections, as well as neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s…

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which is a pigment that gives tomatoes their red color providing potent antioxidants. Their are  only three known sources of lycopene which exists in tomatoes, pink grapefruit, and watermelon. Of these the tomato has the highest concentration of lycopene which is known to be an incredible cancer-fighting food.  Lycopene has…

Pomegranate – Delicious Jeweled Gems!

Pomegranates are so unique and much different then your standard fruits. Eating a pomegranate takes much finesse, in that you can’t just peel it or bite into it like an apple or other fruits.  The exterior skin of a pomegranate is leathery and red purple in color, while the inside is a spongy non-edible tart…

Asparagus

Asparagus is a wonderful source of folate and potassium and happens to be very low in calories.  The stalks are rich in antioxidants providing many essential nutrients.  Foods rich in folate have been linked to reduce the risk of heart and cardiovascular disease.  Most recent research shows folate to be key in protecting against neural…

Exploring the nutritious sea vegetable Arame

Arame is a specie of seaweed most commonly seen in Japan and Japanese cuisine. Arame is super high in Calcium, Iodine and Potassium, but also has vitamin A.  Arame is also a great source of minerals. Typically seen in the states in a dried state, Arame quickly rehydrates in about 5 minutes or less when…

Perfect nutritious snack: Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and seeds are wonderful sources of nutrition and make great snacks on the go.  Seeds are very rich in essential oils.  Be sure to store your seeds and nuts in a cool, dark place (refrigerator, or freezer) to maintain the nutrition and flavor.  Nuts and seeds are wonderful accents to any dish.  Complimenting foods…