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Soybeans

| August 30, 2015
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Soybeans have been cultivated in Asia for hundreds of years and produce more protein per acre than any meat or other vegetable crop. This is an important source of protein when you have the large populations as in China or the limited land space, as in Japan. Soybeans are high in both protein and vitamins […]

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Banana

| August 29, 2015
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Bananas are an energy source being both high in fruit sugars and many vitamins and minerals. They also have a great deal of fiber. Because they are soft and easily chewed and digestible they make a good choice for anyone convalescing or anyone with a bowel disturbance. They’re also a good choice for children as […]

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Collards

| August 29, 2015
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Collards, with their high vitamin and mineral content, are good for every part of your body. Collards are high in calcium and vitamins A and C. Collards is one of the oldest form of the cabbage family having been discovered as long as 4,000 years ago. It’s been around a long time and for good […]

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Figs

| August 28, 2015
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Figs can be traced back to ancient civilizations and are so highly prized that their cultivation has spread all over the world. They are a source of quick energy since they are so high in sugar. They are also high in calcium and have a mildly laxative effect. If you have a source for fresh […]

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Watercress

| August 27, 2015
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Watercress, with its peppery flavor, is good for breaking up congestion. It is a blood purifier and very high in nutrients making it especially good for the liver. It is thought that a bacteria in watercress can even kill tuberculosis bacteria. Watercress sandwiches were a favorite at tea–back when ladies used to gather for tea […]

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Grapes

Grapes

| August 27, 2015
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Grapes are among the oldest cultivated foods by man. Grape seeds have been found in Egyptian tombs. Grapes have been used as cleansers long before people knew of their high antioxidant value. It was common to eat nothing but grapes for several days when grape season arrived as a cleanse for the body. Grapes are […]

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Coffee

| August 25, 2015
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In Colonial times, people in this country were tea drinkers. This country was also a cash cow for the British monarchy. We exported timber–remember, wood was the main building material in that time. Ships were made of wood as were armaments and houses and wagon wheels. We exported salted fish from our rich waters–Europe had […]

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Kola Nut

| August 25, 2015
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The kola nut contains caffeine and is used as a stimulant in cases of flagging energy such as an arduous journey. The nuts are chewed to release the caffeine. The smell of the nut is pleasant, the taste, at first bitter, gives way to a sweeter taste. Carrying your nuts with you on a long […]

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Cocoa

| August 20, 2015
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Cocoa, in the form of dark (milk free) chocolate is a healthy food. It is high in plant sterols which help lower cholesterol. The caffeine in cocoa is useful in preventing asthma attacks. It can reduce blood pressure and maintain the health of arteries and veins. The cocoa fruit is full of seeds which are […]

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Microplane Grater

| August 14, 2015
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The microplane grater I’m talking about is a hand held tool designed to grate zest or nutmeg or frozen lemons (which can be hard to grate). This tool actually gives you more range in your kitchen because of its sharpness and ease of use. The cutting edges of the microplane grater are based on a […]

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