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Taro facts and health benefits

Taro facts and health benefits

Taro (Colocasia esculenta) also known as eddo or dasheen is really a starchy edible tuber grown in several exotic nations around the world. It is a member of the Araceae family, which includes...
Winter Squash facts and health benefits

Winter Squash facts and health benefits

Cucurbita maxima also known as Winter squash is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family and relatives of both the melon and the cucumber and is native to temperate South America– Chile, Argentina, Bolivia...

Swamp cabbage – Ipomoea aquatica

Swamp cabbage (Ipomoea aquatic) is an edible flowering plant in the family Convolvulaceae native to Asia, Africa and southwestern Pacific Islands. Swamp cabbage is known under various common names, including Water Spinach, River Spinach,...
Soybean facts and health benefits

Soybean facts and health benefits

Soybeans or soya beans scientifically known as Glycine max are a type of legume that belongs to family Leguminosae (pulse family) and is native to eastern Asia. They are an important component of...

Spinach- Spinacia oleracea

Spinach also called Spinacia oleracea is a leafy green vegetable which is cultivated for its edible leaves and added to various recipes. Spinach is an annual or rarely biennial plant which prefers well-drained soil...
Sesbania facts and health benefits

Sesbania facts and health benefits

Sesbania grandiflora also known as agate or hummingbird tree is a small tree in the genus Sesbania and is believed to have originated either in India or Southeast Asia and grows primarily in...

Salsify – Tragopogon porrifolius

Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius), also called Common Salsify, Jerusalem Star, Goatsbeard, Vegetable Oyster, Salsify, White Salsify, Wild Salsify is a biennal root vegetable which prefers well drained soil and cool climates. It is the member...
Agar seaweed facts

Agar seaweed facts

Agar seaweed  scientifically known as Eucheuma spp. is seaweeds that are most common and fast growing species in the Philippines and are found from just below the low tide mark to the upper subtidal zone...
Rutabaga facts and health benefits

Rutabaga facts and health benefits

Rutabaga (Brassica napus L.; Napobrassica group), also referred to as swedes, Swedish turnips, and turnip-rooted cabbage, is a member of the Cruciferae. The word “Rutabaga” comes from the Swedish “rotabagge,” which means root...

Radish – Raphanus sativus

The radish (Raphanus sativus) is a root vegetable, usually white in color though pink, red, black also exists. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly consumed part of Radish is a...