Cilantro - A Sweet-Smelling Herb to Healing Spices
Cilantro, also known as coriander or “Dhania”, is a sweet-smelling herb with wide, subtle lacy leaves and a pungent smell. It belongs to the apiaceous family also recognized as the carrot family which includes plants like celery, parsley, cumin, parsnip, and carrot. This delicate herb has its origin in the Mediterranean and Asia Minor (Turkey) regions. The nutritional profile...
Researchers have come up with a blue strawberry by splicing them with Fish genes! - Scientists are genetically modifying strawberries in order to let them resist freezing temperatures better. They are doing it by artificial transfer of genes from a species of fish called the Arctic Flounder Fish. The Arctic Flounder Fish produces an anti-freeze that permits it to protect...
Lucuma “Gold of the Incas” is common in Peru mostly use in ice cream flavor and even trumping vanilla and chocolate is a super healthy fruit.
Lucuma is pronounced (loo-koo-mah) and is also known as the “Gold of the Incas” and is so common in Peru. This fruit is mostly used in ice cream flavor and even trumping vanilla and chocolate. Lucuma (Pouteria Lucuma) is a super healthy fruit that has been eaten by Peruvians since 200 A.D. But modern science is just now getting...
Few gardeners try to grow celery because it is cheap to buy and fussy to grow. But it does taste good and fresh if you grow you're own, and frankly, traditional methods of growing celery are fussier than they need to be. Blanching the celery to produce a white stalk is no longer considered to be a necessity. All...
Stemonitis axifera is a species of slime mold, and its fruits in clusters on dead wood, and has distinguishing tall reddish-brown sporangia, supported on slender stalks. This species was first described as Trichia axifera by Jean Baptiste François Pierre Bulliard in 1791. Thomas Huston MacBride transferred it to the genus Stemonitis in 1889. Stemonitis fasciculata and Stemonitis smithii are...
In growing strawberries, you must know what to expect. Indeed you will get luscious red fruits for shortcakes and pies and in a lot less time than you would have to wait for tree fruits. Yes, strawberries are vigorous perennial plants that grow like crazy with very little encouragement. They take up relatively little space in the home garden....
Raspberries and blackberries are known as "bramble fruits" because they are so thorny surely a deliberate move on nature's part to make them harder to pick.
Raspberries and Blackberries are the most healthy and tasteful fruits. If I could grow only one fruit, it would be raspberries. They're a favorite to eat, and un-affordable in the markets, even during berry season. Fortunately, they're very easy to grow in a hot climate, and for the most part, they're trouble-free. If I lived in the south where...
The Black Sapote “Diospyros nigra” is a species of persimmon in the family Ebenaceae. It is also called “chocolate pudding fruit”
The Black Sapote “Diospyros nigra” is a species of persimmon in the family Ebenaceae. It is also called “chocolate pudding fruit” and black snap apple. Black Sapote is a tropical fruit mostly grown in Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean, and Colombia. Sapote means soft edible fruit, has no relation with white sapote or mamey sapote. The tree can grow...
Apricots are native to the mountains of Asia and need freezing weather during their dormant period. Though quite a cold-hardy, they are happiest in long-summer areas in Zones 6 – 8, especially the west coast. Since they bloom very early in spring, they don’t thrive in areas such as New England where spring weather is erratic and can kill...
Kohlrabi is a hardy biennial grown as an annual and is a member of the cabbage clan. It has a swollen stem that takes it look like a turnip growing on a cabbage root.
Description Kohlrabi is a hardy biennial grown as an annual and is a member of the cabbage clan. It has a swollen stem that makes it looks like a turnip growing on cabbage root. This swollen stem can be white, purple, or green, and is topped with a rosette of blue-green leaves. In German, kohl means cabbage and rabi means...
Mint is such a powerful flavoring that doesn’t use it for very several things; but when you need it, everyone is glad to have some around. We stuff large handfuls into jugs of iced tea before it’s iced. So the tea will absorb more flavors and sprinkle small snipping of it into cold mixed fruit or in homemade ice...
It is well believed all over world, Japanes are quality conscious and very hard working nation and always trying experiment on different idea. Similarly, the iyokan citrus fruits or called “Gokaku no lyokan” were handed out as good luck charm for student in the upcoming entrance exam season in Yawatahama, Ehime. Moreover; “Gokaku no lyokan” means “sweat smell of...
How to Grow Basil Herbs "Ocimum Basilicum"? The Basil Herbs are all good for cooking and are handsome to look at. They’re only a snip and a taste of the vast world you can learn more about from the specialty herb of Basil that will give you the makings of a kitchen herb garden. Add to them any special...
Fruits are an integral part of our life. Different fruits have numerous benefits to human life. Some fruits are really beneficial for the fat person who wants to reduce weight. Here're 10 Fruitful Foods That Burns Fat Fast.  Apples: Apples are rich in powerful antioxidants and other supplements. However; it contains Pectin which helps out to decrease the fat...
That is a "Moon Melon" scientifically called as Asidus. This lovely fruit grows in some parts of Japan, and it’s recognized for its strange blue color what you most likely don’t know about this fruit, is that it can switch flavors after you eat it, everything sour will taste sweet, and the whole thing salty will taste bitter and...
The mysterious and rarely seen Butcher's Broom or (Ruscus aculeatus), is a low-growing permanent shrub. It has hard, erect, stems and very rigid leaves that lay off in a sharp spine. Thus, from the center of the leaves grow small greenish-white flowers. The flowers flourish in early spring and grow into red berries in autumn. The minute red berries...
Cucumbers have come a long way. If you grew them twenty years ago and gave because you got a lot of scabby, pulpy, disease-ridden fruits.
Cucumbers have come a long way. If you grew them twenty years ago and gave them because you got a lot of scabby, pulpy, disease-ridden fruits. Or the fruit never set, or they turned out great but gave you indigestion, try again? But these days there are several good disease-resistant varieties. The seedless ones, less bitter ones, even burpless...
Apricots are a solid dietary source of catechins, a broad family of flavonoid phytonutrients.
There are so many Health Benefits of Apricot. It is naturally beautifully orange-colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer. Apricots are grown in many countries of the world, but they’re most popular in countries of North America, South America, and New Zealand. However, dried and canned apricots are available year-round,...
Sapodilla or Sapota Fruits also called “Chikoo” is a most delicious tropical fruit in line with mango and kiwi. Sapota Fruits have joined the list of fruits that have proven anti-cancer properties. It also helps in the prevention of certain cancers, because it has vitamins A and B which helps in maintaining the health of the mucus lining of...
Grapes growing isn’t what it used to be. No more do voluptuous bacchantes run madly through the forests of Greece to celebrate the fruits of the vine. No more do the village lads and maidens of the French countryside roll up their pantaloons and hitch up their petticoats to tromp on the newly picked grapes. The tales told of...
Birds love the berries of the “Pyracantha” and take shelter from wintry blasts all through the long cold season and spring bloom is just the icing on the cake.
Pyracantha is the scientific name for firethorn plants, an evergreen plant that is easy to grow and provides seasonal interest and berries can handle the simple care of firethorn bush. Pyracantha is a genus of large, thorny evergreen shrubs in the family Rosaceae, with common names firethorn or pyracantha are native to an area extending from Southwest Europe east...
The Parsnip seeds are slow sprouting, the plants are slow growing, and he whole crop can take a good year to produce if you do it right.
Parsnip takes some patience. The seeds are slow sprouting, the plants are slow-growing, and the whole crop can take a good year to produce if you do it right. But they’re easy, pest-free, and well worth the wait. They look like white carrots but are fatter on top and skinnier on the bottom. The Parsnip's texture is somewhat potato-like,...
Spinach is regaining its popularity as a garden vegetable because more people are using it in salads. I still love it best cooked just long enough to wilt it, with some olive oil in which I’ve crusted a clove of garlic. It also freezes well. It is not hard to grow, and it is also a quick crop forty...
There are numerous Health Benefits of Cucumber which you don't know? Cucumbers are at No. 4 most cultivated vegetable in the world and acknowledged. It is one of the best foods for your overall health, often referred to as a superfood. Cucumbers are normally sprayed with pesticides, important to buy organic, and even better to grow them yourself. Buy a...
Our basic green broccoli, sometimes called "sprouting broccoli" and ‘calabrese’ in Europe, came originally from Italy. It makes a big plant with deep, spreading roots.
I have great respect for Broccoli because it appreciates the cool climate in which we live. In a long, cold spring, a summer with little sun, or a fall with no Indian summer, there is always Broccoli and all it asks is that I keep up with the picking. Gladly I can keep up with the picking and make...