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22 Jul 2016

Mustard Green

Mustard greens are the leaves of the mustard plant, Brassica juncea. Mustard greens come in a host of varieties that each has distinct characteristics. Adding these brilliant leaves to your food preparations will certainly enhance the beauty of any meal. Most mustard greens are actually emerald green in color, while some are not green at all but rather shades of dark red or deep purple. The leaves of mustard greens can have either a crumpled or flat texture and may have either toothed, scalloped, frilled, or lacey edges.

Nutritional Benefits

  • High Levels of Antioxidants.
  • Detoxifies Your Liver and Blood.
  • Helps Lower Cholesterol.
  • Packed with Phytonutrients.
  • High in Fiber.
  • High in Bone-Building Vitamin K.
  • Good Source of Immune-Boosting Vitamin C.
  • Provides Skin & Eye Health Protection.
  • Reduces Symptoms of Arthritis
  • Prevents Urinary Stones
  • Fights Cancer
  • Prevents Acne

Nutritional Profile

Mustard greens are an excellent source of many vitamins including vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C, and vitamin E. They are also an excellent source of the minerals copper, manganese and calcium. They are a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B6, protein, vitamin B2, and iron as well as a good source of potassium, vitamin B1, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid, and folate.

22 Jul 2016

Fenugreek

Fenugreek is used as an herb (dried or fresh leaves), spice (seeds), and vegetable (fresh leaves, sprouts, and microgreens). Fenugreek is widely known for its culinary properties and also as traditional remedy for a number of conditions. It has been used traditionally in India, China, Middle East for thousands of years to treat many ailments and conditions. 

THE HEALTH BENEFITS

The health benefits of fenugreek include relief from anemia, loss of taste, fever, dandruff, stomach disorders, biliousness, respiratory disorders, mouth ulcers, sore throat, diabetes, inflammations, wounds and insomnia. It is beneficial post pregnancy in lactation and helps in improving digestion, as well as in various hair care applications. It is also shown to reduce cholesterol levels and protect heart health, while simultaneously boosting the immune system and protecting you against flu and various infections.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF FENUGREEK

Fenugreek contains a wide variety of beneficial nutrients, including iron, magnesium, manganese, and copper, as well as vitamin B6, protein, and dietary fiber. Fenugreek also contains a number of powerful phytonutrients, including choline, trigonelline, yamogenin, gitogenin, diosgenin, tigogenin and neotigogens.

Per 100 g, fenugreek leaves provide 49 calories and contain 89% water, 6% carbohydrates, 4% protein and less than 1% fat, with calcium at 40% of the Daily Value (DV, table).

Fenugreek seeds (per 100 g) are rich sources of protein (46% of DV), dietary fiber (98% DV), B vitamins, iron (186% DV) and several other dietary minerals.

22 Jul 2016

Yard Long Bean

YARD LONG BEANS / CHORI / BORA / SNAKE BEAN

Long beans are a type of green vegetable, available throughout the year. It is 12 - 30 inches long, 

Health Benefits

  • Long Bean is considered as an energy food.
  • Long beans is a low calorie vegetable and hence can be consumed by those on weight loss.
  • It has good amounts of Vitamin A as well as fair amounts of Vitamin C.
  • Being a green vegetable, it is rich in phyto chemicals and anti oxidants, thus plays an important role in fighting cancer and delays aging.
  • They offer cardiovascular protection and help lower blood pressure.
  • They have anti inflammatory effects and relive inflammation in arthritis and asthma.
21 Jul 2016

HYACINTH BEAN

HYACINTHBEAN, LABLAB-BEAN, DOLICHOS BEAN OR FIELD BEAN

Lablab s is grown as a pulse crop (crop harvested for dry seed), it is also consumed as a green vegetable (green bean, pod, leaf).

The seeds contain large amounts of various vitamins and minerals, but contain tannin and trypsin inhibitors so must be soaked or cooked before human consumption.

Health benefits

Lablab beans are a perfect source of balanced protein, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, and the vitamins of B and C group.

Being rich in natural antioxidants, lablab reduces the risks of heart deceases and cancer.

Eating lablab beans also helps to get rid of some digestion problems such as flatulence, colic, nausea and diarrhea.

Regular consumption of lablab beans is helpful for lowering the level of blood sugar and cholesterol.

Recent research of American scientists revealed that the beans reduce appetite and may be used for treatment of obesity.

21 Jul 2016

GREEN BEAN

GREEN BEAN / STRING BEANS

one cup of fresh green beans (about 100 grams) contains 31calories, 0 grams of fat, 7 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein. Green beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C and K and also contain folate, thiamine, riboflavin, iron, magnesium and potassium.

Health Benefits

  • French beans contain phosphorus, vitamins A, B, D and starch, much iron, which aid blood cells production.
  • Vitamin B in them benefits the spleen and kidneys.
  • They help to alleviate swelling stomach, bad appetite, premature ejaculation, and frequent urination.
  • French beans are neutral in nature and can be consumed frequently.
21 Jul 2016

Black Eyed Beans

FRESH BLACK-EYED BEANS

BLACK-EYED BEANS or Black-eyed peas may make a Southern New Year’s Day dish representing good luck, but it would be a shame to limit their consumption to special celebrations. Just 1 cup delivers 20 percent of the daily value of magnesium, calcium and iron, and that’s just the beginning of the nutrition black-eyed peas provide. These legumes contain a wealth of nutrients and are a delicious addition anytime of the year. Like most beans, black-eyed peas are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, folate and iron. With 11 grams of fiber per one-cup (200-calorie) serving, black-eyed peas certainly give you your money's worth in terms of nutrition, if not future prosperity!

One cup of cooked black-eyed peas, or cow peas, has 160 calories and negligible fat. Their 5 grams of protein represents 9 percent of the recommended daily intake for men and 11 percent for women. As with all legumes, black-eyed peas are especially good sources of soluble fiber, which helps prevent type 2 diabetes by keeping blood sugar balanced after you eat. Soluble fiber also binds to cholesterol and carries it out of the body.

21 Jul 2016

CLUSTER BEAN

Health benefits of Cluster Beans

Containing just 15 Kcal per 100 grams, this particular veggie is lower in calories yet a powerhouse of nutrition, abundant with proteins, minerals and vitamins along with dietary fiber. The mixture of higher protein as well as fiber together with low calories and fat provides heart health advantages.

The following are a few health advantages of Cluster Beans:

19 Jul 2016

Valoor Beans / Fava Beans

Health Benefits

  • They are rich in protein as well as vitamins A, B-complex, C and E, as well as various minerals and enzymes.
  • They help protect against cancer and fatigue.
  • The beans are also rich in fibre, which makes you feel full for longer, helping cut unnecessary food intake and weight gain.
  • The fibre also aids digestion and helps prevent dreadful diseases like diabetes and heart problems.
  • Beans also appear to have a blood sugar normalizing effect, and may be of benefit to diabetics.
19 Jul 2016

Surti Beans

SURTI PAPADI (SURTI BEANS) / FRESH VAAL

Vibrantly delicious flavor, wonderful texture and a wealth of health-promoting nutrients.

Health Benefits:

Surti Papdi are a very good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, dietary fiber, folate and thiamin (vitamin B1). They are also a good source of vitamin A, phosphorous, vitamin B6, protein, niacin, magnesium, riboflavin (vitamin B2), copper, iron, zinc and potassium.

19 Jul 2016

COW PEA

Benefits of Cow pea for Health:

  1. Maintains Standard Cholesterol Levels
  2. Controls Blood Cholesterol
  3. Removes Free Radicals
  4. Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
  5. Treats Cardiovascular Ailments
  6. Lignin Content Keeps Fatal Diseases Away
  7. Treats Stomach and Pancreatic Problems
  8. Cures Urination & Bowel Related Conditions
  9. Good for Weight Loss
  10. Delays Signs of Aging
  11. Keeps Skin Healthy
  12. Offers Health & Shine to Hair
  13. Fights Hair Loss
  14. Boosts Hair Growth