Okra (Lady Finger) or Gumbo

Okra, also known as "lady finger" or "gumbo", is a highly nutritious green edible pod vegetable.   Botanically, this perennial flowering plant belongs to the mallow family and named scientifically as Abelmoschus esculentus. Very low in calories, provides just 30 cal...

Kale or Borecole

Kale or borecole is rich in numerous health benefiting polyphenolic flavonoid compounds such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene, and vitamins than found in any other green leafy vegetables. Kale provides rich nutrition ingredients that offer protection from...

Cucumbers

There are two types of cucumbers: slicing cucumbers pickling cucumbers. The pickling varieties tend to be more smaller, thicker, and have bumpy skin with black-dotted spines. Cucumber is often regarded as a healthy food because it is low in calories and fat. Cucumber...

Nutrition Benefits of Eating Corn

Health benefits of corn include controlling diabetes, prevention of heart ailments, lowering hypertension and prevention of neural-tube defects at birth. It not only provides the necessary calories for daily metabolism, but is a rich source of vitamins A, B, E and...

Nutritional Benefits of Kidney Beans

Cancer Prevention -----Manganese, in which kidney beans are abundant, is one aspect of the antioxidant defense they provide. The crucial oxidative enzyme superoxide dismutase, responsible for disarming free radicals in mitochondria, needs manganese. On top of that,...

Eggplant

Did you know that Eggplant is an excellent source of dietary fiber. It’s a very good source of vitamins B1, B6 and potassium. It’s a good source of copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, and folic acid. Nasunin, an anthocyanin from eggplant peels, is a...

Cabbage

Cabbage is vegetable that usually added in soup, this food contents larges amount of Vitamin C, glutamine and amino acid. Actually, the health benefits of cabbage is very famous, but nevertheless this type of vegetables are rarely added to our daily menu. Cabbage is...

Cassava

Did you know Cassava also known as yucca or manioc is the third largest source of carbohydrates in the world and is a staple food for more than 500 million people.  It is very rich in starch and contains significant amounts of calcium, dietary fiber, iron, manganese,...