Category Archives for Vegetables

Wheatgrass health benefits

Wheatgrass

Nutrition Information, Health Benefits of Wheatgrass Wheatgrass juice is highly regarded due to how it can single handedly support the human body. It contains an abundance of many nutritious elements and it is delivered in a natural living state. Wheatgrass begins it’s life as a seed, and it then sprouts into a grass. From there […]

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Watercress

Nutrition Information, Health Benefits of Watercress Watercress is a member of the cabbage family along with other greens such as mustard greens, kale, kohlrabi, and turnip greens. Watercress offers similar health benefits as kale and collards and can be used in the same way. Watercress and other cabbage greens are among the most highly nutritious […]

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Health Benefits of Turnips

Turnips

Nutrition Information, Health Benefits of Turnips Turnips are a “starch” vegetable, but provide only one third the amount of calories as an equal amount of potatoes. Turnips provide an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, manganese, pantothenic acid, and copper. They also offer a very good source of thiamine, potassium, niacin, and magnesium. […]

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Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Nutrition Information, Health Benefits of Tomatoes Tomatoes are low in calories and are packed with nutrition, especially when they are fully ripe. For example, red tomatoes contain up to four times the amount of beta-carotene as green tomatoes. Tomatoes provide an excellent source of vitamins C and K, carotenes (especially lycopene), and biotin. They are […]

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Health Benefits of Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Nutrition Information, Health Benefits of Rhubarb Even though rhubarb is considered a vegetable, it is most often treated as a fruit. Rhubarb provides a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and calcium. It is usually eaten cooked, and just like fresh cranberries, rhubarb is almost unbearably tart on its own. It needs the added sweetness […]

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Health Benefits of Parsley

Parsley

Nutrition Information, Health Benefits of Parsley Parsley is a member of the Apiaceae plant family along with carrots, parsnips, dill, fennel, cumin, and several others. Parsley is native to the central Mediterranean region and is cultivated in many other parts ofthe world. There are generally two types of parsley, curly leaf and Italian parsley (also […]

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Health Benefits of Onions

Onions

Nutrition Information, Health Benefits of Onions Onions are a very good source of vitamins B6 and C, chromium, biotin, and fiber. They are also a good source of folic acid and vitamins B1 and K. The health benefits provided by onions are mostly due to their content of several organic sulfur compounds. Like garlic, onions […]

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Olives

Nutrition Information, Health Benefits of Olives Even though olives have a high fat content of 15 to 35 percent, they are an excellent source of oleic acid (an omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid). Since olives contain mixed tocopherols, they are also a good source of vitamin E. Olives and their oil contain many unique phenolic and […]

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Health Benefits of Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens

Nutrition Information, Health Benefits of Mustard Greens Mustard greens are low in calories and contain a large amount of antioxidants. They provide an excellent source of vitamins B6, C, and E, folic acid, calcium, carotenes, manganese, copper, and fiber. They also offer a very good source of phosphorus, vitamins B1 and B2, magnesium, protein, potassium, […]

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Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Nutrition Information, Health Benefits of Mushrooms There are several types of mushrooms. Button mushrooms generally look like tiny umbrellas, because they have a dense parasol-like cap that is attached to a stem. There are three different types of button mushrooms – portobello, white mushrooms, and crimini mushrooms. White button mushrooms provide an excellent source of […]

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