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Broccoli contains large amounts of vitamin C and beta carotene which are important antioxidants. One half cup cooked broccoli contains the following nutrients as well as many other trace nutrients and phytochemicals.   Broccoli Nutrients Broccoli is a great source of vitamin, a good source of folate (folic acid) and
How Breakfast Betters Your Child   Breakfast has been associated with everything from: Better memory Better test scores Better attention span to decreased irritability Healthier body weights Improved overall nutrition Fuel and Nutrition The basic formula for breakfast: Pair carbs with proteins. The carbs give your body energy to get
What is one of the most important thing that you can do to fight food poisoning? It takes only 30seconds (if you do it the right way). It requires only 3 ingredients. Anyone can do it, even very young children.   The answer is Wash Your Hands. Over and over
    Chewing will not only make it easier to swallow food, but it also brings various other health benefits. Be sure to chew thoroughly when you eat. Why is Chewing Your Food So Important? The last time you had something to eat, did you give any thought to how
Succulent, tangy yet sweet, wonderfully delicious loquat fruit is rich in vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. This unique fruit originated in the wild, evergreen rainforests of Southeastern China, from where it spread across the world including Japan. Some of the common names of loquat include Japanese plum, Japanese medlar, Maltese plum,
Bonito fish is part of the Scombridae family that includes mackerel and tuna. Similar-to tuna in texture and color, it is often considered less desirable because it is oilier and has a stronger tasting flesh. But bonito tends to be less expensive than bluefin or yellowfin tuna and is still
Whether mashed, baked or roasted, people often consider potatoes as comfort food. It is an important food staple and the number one vegetable crop in the world. Potatoes are available year-round as they are harvested somewhere every month of the year. The potato belongs to the Solanaceae or nightshade family
Olive is a slow growing evergreen tree with a gnarled trunk and slender gray, fissured branches. It may reach up to 50 feet in height at its natural habitat and may live for more than 500 years. It grows well under frost free dry environments assisted by well-drained, warm soil
angerines are a variety of citrus fruits and closely related to oranges. They distinguished from oranges by their smaller size, loose, easily peelable skin (pericarp) and have a more-sweeter juicy flesh (arils). They are also known as mandarin oranges in Europe. In Japan, a closely related seedless variety of mandarins
Pleasant, delicate sweet flavored leeks are cylindrical leafy stalks obtained from the onion-family plant, in the Allium genus. They are biennial, tall, slender herbs with a long cylindrical stem composed of concentric layers of overlapping leaves. They commonly employed as vegetables in stir-fries in many parts of Asia, Europe, and
Turnips are a popular, nutritious root vegetable. They are round, tuberous roots grown in many parts of Europe and Asia as one of the cool-season vegetables. Botanically, they belong to Brassicaceae family, a broad family of greens and vegetables which also includes cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, etc. Although this bulbous
Persimmon fruit is a golden yellow, round or oval, flavorful, smooth textured delicacy of the Far East-Asian origin. Its sweet, delicious flesh is packed with much health promoting nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants vital for optimum health. Persimmon trees classified broadly into two general categories: those that bear
acific saury or sanma in Japan is a fish that inhabits the waters from the west coast of the United States and Southeast Asia. In Japan, it is caught during the months of September and October, where it is thought as one of the representative fish of fall. It acts
  Botanically, tomato belongs to Solanaceae or nightshade family of common vegetables, which also includes chili peppers, potato, eggplant, etc. Its scientific name is Lycopersicon esculentum. Many hundreds of cultivar varieties with different type and size, either organic, hybrid or genetically modified are being in use. Most cultivars produce red