Food Facts

Manuka — The Medicinal Honey

Various brands of UMF-certified Manuka Honey

Most of you may have heard about the wonderful health benefits of the Manuka honey, ranging from healing sore throats and digestive illnesses to curing Staph infections and gingivitis. For those who have not, Manuka honey is a unique mono-floral honey produced in New Zealand and south-eastern Australia by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush.

In general, the typical raw unfiltered honey is a rich source of Amino acids, B vitamins (B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid), Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Zinc. With such an amazing nutritional profile, it is no wonder that honey has been widely consumed by millions as a health food! (more…)


09 Mar 2018

Fun With Garlic

After my last post on the Amazing Health Benefits Of Garlic, there has been several readers’ requests to share more about garlic usages, remedies and recipes. Firstly, thank you for liking my earlier article, and your appreciation have encouraged me to write this next chapter on having fun while reaping more health benefits from this wonderful plant.

As mentioned in my previous article, garlic is one of the most common food seasoning and condiment globally, and is also a powerful health food which many may have taken for granted.  For maximum health benefits, garlic should be crushed or chopped, and left to sit for several minutes before consuming it raw or cooked. Crushing garlic activates the alliinase enzymes in the garlic’s cells, and the sitting allows these enzymes to convert some of the garlic’s allin into allicin.

Raw is the best form of garlic consumption if you are able to tolerate pungent smell, while cooked or fermented are good alternatives if you absolutely do not wish to eat raw garlic. Here are both Western and Eastern recipes and remedies that are recommended to enjoy your garlic… (more…)


18 Jan 2018

Amazing Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic—it’s one of the most common food seasoning and condiment globally, and even though we know it is good for us, many have shunned it for creating stinky breath after consumption. Whether you love garlic or avoid it like the plague, it is the heart of many cuisines all over the world. In addition to its unique taste, garlic has amazing medicinal qualities that support your health… (more…)


21 Dec 2017

Chia Seeds – the Legendary Superfood

Chia seeds is one of the most popular superfoods in the health community now. They’re easy to digest when prepared properly and a very versatile ingredient that adds easily to recipes. Nutritious and easy to prepare, Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia Hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in south Mexico.
You may have also seen chia sprouts growing on the novelty planters called Chia Pets, but many of us many not realize that chia seeds is nutritional and medicinal and has been consumed for centuries for its beneficial properties… (more…)


16 Nov 2017

Health Benefits and 10 Brilliant Uses of LEMON

Health Benefits and 10 Uses of LemonIf you are looking to stock up on a wonder fruit in your kitchen, look no further than the common lemon!

Lemon is widely used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, mainly for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses.  There are so many ways to harness the power of the small but wonderful lemon, from health applications to home applications…




28 Oct 2017

Avocados Is Good For Health

avocado-nutrition-factsSpanish conquistadors had their own historian, Oviedo, who reported positively about avocados discovered in Mexico around 1519. But this interesting fruit has graced Central and South America for perhaps 10,000 years, according to the avocado-inspired drawings and artifacts found in early Aztec settlements.

A judge from Santa Barbara took the first Mexican avocado trees to California in 1871. California now grows 90% of the U.S. avocado crop in more than 6,000 groves…


16 May 2015

Benefits Of Arugula

arugula-nutrition-factsIf you ever see a salad green referred to as “rocket,” it’s simply another name for arugula, or roquette in French. Yet another brassicaceae along with kale and cauliflower, its delightfully pungent leaves have been cultivated in the Mediterranean since time was recorded. As such, arugula is a perennial favorite in Italian cooking.

Rather nondescript in appearance, arugula is often added to mesclun mixes…


15 May 2015

Importance Of Artichoke

artichoke-nutrition-factsA member of the sunflower family of vegetables, the artichoke is actually a perennial thistle. First cultivated in the Mediterranean region, artichokes became scarce after the fall of the Roman Empire. They made a comeback in Italy in the 1500s, and then appeared in the Americas after introduction by French and Spanish gardeners.

Today, California provides virtually all of the artichokes in the U.S. If left to grow wild, artichokes blossom into large purple flowers…


14 May 2015

Apricots Play important Role

apricot-nutrition-factsRipe and golden with a luscious flavor and velvety surface – or a more intense shade when dried – apricots are closely related to peaches, plums, and nectarines. Grown on deciduous trees, they’re actually a drupe, with the seed central to the surrounding fruit and each having a fairly uniform size. They’re sometimes overlooked as a fruit, perhaps because there are so many fruits to choose from in today’s markets.

Already well-known in Greece in 60 BC, apricots were transported to Europe by Greeks who called…


13 May 2015

Benefits of Apples

appleDelicious, crunchy, juicy, and sweet are all adjectives used to describe apples. They travel well, making them a popular lunchbox food and snack. Apples are extremely versatile. Although they are often thought of as distinctly American, they actually originated in Mesopotamia. Around 2,500 apple varieties are grown in the U.S., and 7,500 grown worldwide…


12 May 2015