Maca (Lepidium meyenii walp.), a biennial herbaceous plant of the family Brassicae, which is cultivated mainly in the central Andes of Peru, has been used as both a food and a traditional medicine in the region for over 2000 years. The subterranean parts of the plant have long been used as a staple foodstuff by indigenous peoples … Continue reading Maca Root Health Benefits & Uses
Moringa oleifera (also known as the horseradish tree) is a high nutritional value plant with a wide range of medicinal uses. It is the most widely cultivated species of a monogeneric family, the Moringaceae, that is native to the sub-Himalayan tracts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOM9zkkDDK4 The following figures show a comparison of the nutritional content … Continue reading Moringa: A Nutritious Superfood and Natural Multivitamin
What is Sea Buckthorn? Sea Buckthorn plant (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a rare species of fruit. It is in the family Elaeagnaceae and is native to Europe and Asia. The plant is used for soil and wildlife conservation but also produces some tasty, tart (but citrusy) berries high in nutrient value. Also called Seaberry plants, Buckthorn … Continue reading Sea Buckthorn: The Superfruit among Superfruits
Wheat germ is the part of the wheat kernel that is responsible in helping the plant reproduce and spawn new wheat. It is actually the embryo of the wheat plant. The entire wheat kernel is usually removed during the refining of whole wheat grains into white flour. It contains the most vitamin and minerals of … Continue reading Wheat Germ & Nutrition
Also called the wolfberry, the goji berry is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that is native to China. Other names includes; Lycium barbarum, gou qi zi and Fructus lycii. Goji berries grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions in China, Mongolia and in the Himalayas in Tibet.
Flax oil and flax seeds are true health foods. Flax is actually one of the older and, perhaps, one of the original “health foods,” treasured because of its healing properties throughout the Roman empire. Flax was one of the original “medicines” used by Hippocrates. The very nutrients that give flax its nutritional benefits – essential … Continue reading Health Benefits of Flax Seed
Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. The name Chia is derived from the Nahuatl word “chian” which means oily, from the high oil content of the seeds. It is believed that humans began using chia seeds around 3500 BC. Chia seeds were prized and considered … Continue reading The Amazing Chia Seeds
Buckwheat is a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel which makes it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. Types of Buckwheat Common Buckwheat Common buckwheat, or Fagopyrum esculentum, as its name suggests, is the most commonly grown variety of … Continue reading Health Benefits of Buckwheat