A calabash, bottle gourd, or white-flowered gourd, Lagenaria siceraria, also known by many other names, including long melon, New Guinea bean and Tasmania bean, is a vine grown for its fruit, which can be either harvested young to be consumed as a vegetable, or harvested mature to be dried and used as a utensil.
Ivy gourd is a tropical plant used in herbal medicine and in a variety of recipes. ... Proponents claim that ivy gourd can help regulate blood sugar levels and, in turn, prevent or treat diabetes. Ivy gourd is sometimes referred to as Coccinia indica, Coccinia cordifolia, Coccinia grandis, or tindora
Yams are a good source of vitamin C. It provides a good amount of fiber, potassium, manganese, and metabolic B vitamins. The content of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine; 16% of the daily value) is good for shrinking the effects of homocysteine, which can do real damage to cell walls that could lead to heart attacks and/or stroke. The crunchy edible root is chiefly composed of complex carbohydrates and soluble dietary fiber.
Red bananas are a great source of fiber and eases digestion. It prevents kidney stones and cures heart burns and piles. It also aids in weight loss. People who eat this often tend to quit smoking. It reduces the side effects caused by sudden cessation of smoking. This variety of bananas are exceptionally rich in vitamin C.
Tiny and small-sized, this variety is called Rastali in Tamilnadu. Despite its small size, they are naturally flavoured, aromatic and sweeter compared to regular bananas. Rastali bananas are around 3- 4 inches long and contain a thinner skin and better shelf life than Robusta bananas.
Compared to the leaves, the pods are generally lower in vitamins and minerals. However, they are exceptionally rich in vitamin C. One cup of fresh, sliced pods (100 grams) contains 157% of your daily requirement. The diet of people in developing nations sometimes lacks vitamins, minerals and protein.
Lactating mothers can intake this spinach every day in any of the form. We can make poriyal by adding onion shallots and garlic and seasoning with mustard, jeera and dried chillies. Onion shallots give a great taste, the spinach and garlic helps in lactation. This also helps in building strong immune system. It helps in curing cold and cough. Arai keerai juice mixed with turmeric and pepper powder helps in removing the phlegm from the lungs.
Papayas reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a disease that affects the eyes as people age. They prevent asthma and cancer. Mashed papayas help in wound healing and preventing infections. The potassium and fiber content present in papayas help to ward off heart diseases.
Cluster beans are rich in minerals like potassium, folate, Iron and calcium. They are a rich source of vitamins such as A, B and K. Cluster beans and their seeds have enormous medicinal value and are packed with health benefits like decreasing blood sugar levels and cholesterol.
Colocasias are rich in carbohydrates and dietary fiber. They contain high levels of vitamin A, C, E, vitamin B6, and folate and regulate blood glucose levels, blood pressure, hypertension, and prevent cell damage. They are especially beneficial in treating cancers of lungs and oral cavity. They also help in protecting from cold and flu and aid in skin rashes and nausea.
Cucumbers keep our body hydrated. Its hard skin has good amount of fiber and minerals. Eating cucumber improves digestion and reduces stress. It reduces the risk of breast, ovarian, uterine and prostate cancers. The anti-inflammatory compounds in cucumbers help remove waste from the body and reduce skin irritation and it contains anti-wrinkling and anti-ageing properties as well.
Green banana is an unripened yellow banana. It is a superior supply of fiber, minerals, and vitamins and contains a starch. It is rich in vitamin B6, C, fiber & potassium. It performs more like fiber than a starch. The resistant starch in green bananas has numerous health benefits.
Rinse the harmless powdery coating from the surface before slicing the gourd open. Uncut ash gourd can be kept for a month in a cool and dry storage area. Store the cut ones dry in a polythene bag and refrigerate. Ash Gourd tastes excellent in Petha sweet. Used to make a variety of curries and raitha. The juice of raw ash gourd is used as a natural remedy to treat dysentery. Ash Gourd has loads of vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, calcium, riboflavin, Iron, thiamine, niacin and Vitamin C. It has moisture content and less fat and carbohydrates. It has a calorific value of 15.
Red Sugarcane is alkaline in nature because of the high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese, which helps prevent diseases like cancer, that cannot survive in an alkaline environment. Thus it helps in fighting various types of cancer such as prostate and breast cancer
Neem (Azadirachta indica), also known as Indian Lilac is native to India and Indian subcontinent. Neem is an essential element of many ayurvedic preparations and is well known as a wound healer, a cure for dandruff, hair and face care as well as an immunity booster.