Health tip # 70 – Pepino

Natural Energy booster Resembling a cross between a melon and a pear, Pepino is a sweet fruit that is related to nightshades such as tomatoes and eggplant.  Pepino is a Spanish name which means sweet cucumber. In order to differentiate it from cucumber, it is always termed as Pepino. It is common throughout its native... Continue Reading →

Health tip # 69

In reference to last week's health tip, I found a fruit which is termed as queen of tropical fruits. When there is a King, its obvious that there should be a Queen. Here it is.... Mangosteen The fragrant, edible flesh of the Mangosteen can be described as sweet, tangy, citrusy and peachy. Native to Indonesia... Continue Reading →

Health tip # 68

Durian fruit No, its not Jack-fruit. Revered in Southeast Asia as the "king of fruits," Durian is relatively unknown to many countries outside Asia. Durian is the only fruit banned from airline cabins, hotels and public transportation due to its strong and pungent smell. Durian fruit is native to Borneo and Malaysia producing at least... Continue Reading →

Health tip # 66

Monstera deliciosa Monstera deliciosa is a species of flowering plant native to tropical rain forests of southern Mexico, south to Colombia. The name is derived from 'monstrous' in reference to the size it grows and deliciosa means "delicious", referring to the edible fruit. It has a taste similar to Banana and Pineapple mixed together. Some... Continue Reading →

Health tip # 65 – Miracle fruit

Oh yes, Miracle fruit. It contains a protein that makes bitter things taste sweet. That's right, when you chew this berry it causes sour substances to taste sweet, that's why it was given the name Miracle fruit. It accomplishes this feat by utilizing a molecule called miraculin, which works by distorting the shape of sweetness receptors on... Continue Reading →

Kalanamak rice – Health tip # 60

Kalanamak rice Kalanamak is one of the finest scented rice derives its name from black husk (kala = black; the suffix ‘namak’ means salt) Predominantly grown in Eastern UP and Nepal area. Kalanamak is traditionally grown using no fertilizer, herbicide and pesticide, which makes it suitable for organic cultivation. It is believed that Kalanamak rice has... Continue Reading →

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