Author: Ruth R. Bynum

Thyme Health Benefits &Nutritional Value

Thyme is a perennial herb with small, aromatic leaves that are used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Thyme is primarily native to the Mediterranean Region and Southern Europe. It is a member of the mint family. The most common variety of the species is French Thyme. Thyme is available in both fresh and dried forms. It is also processed into liquid tinctures and processed through extraction or distillation to make an essential oil. In this article, we will explore thyme health benefits, nutritional value, and uses of the herb. Thyme Health Benefits Thyme contains the volatile oil thymol...

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Leek Health Benefits & Nutritional Value

Leeks are a member of the onion family that look like green and white cylindrical stalks. They contain many of the same flavonoids and nutrients found in other plants from the genus Allium, such as onions, shallots, and garlic, resulting in an expectation of leek health benefits to be similar to the rest of its family. This vegetable is frequently found in Asian dishes such as stir-fries and can be used as a central component or an accent in many dishes. But do the leek health benefits provide enough reason for it to replace other Allium staples? Health Benefits...

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Pear Health Benefits & Nutritional Value

Pears are one the most popular fruits, particularly in the northern hemisphere, containing an impressive variety of essential nutrients required for good health. The scientific name for the pear tree is Pyrus communis, and it belongs to the Rose family (Rosaceae). This article will explore the pear health benefits, nutritional breakdown, and uses. Pear Health Benefits Helps Maintain Bone Health Two of the most prominent vitamins in pears are boron and vitamin K. The latter works with other nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus to prevent bone breakdown. Therefore, vitamin K deficiency puts us at a greater risk...

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Pistachios Health Benefits & Nutritional Value

It seems like every day there’s some new discovery regarding what foods you should or shouldn’t eat. However, one food that’s stood the test of time (literally, as we have evidence it’s been used as a food source since around 7000 BCE) is the humble pistachio. This article talks about the pistachios health benefits and various other great qualities, as well as how you can use them. Pistachios Health Benefits The first question you’re likely asking is, “What are the health benefits of pistachios?” The fact is, the pistachios health benefits are so numerous that we can only cover a small amount here. We’ll break down...

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Kohlrabi Health Benefits & Nutritional Value

Kohlrabi is a round, bulb-like stemmed vegetable in the Brassica family. It is sometimes referred to as German turnip. Therefore, it is a relative of cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. Also, this solid fleshed vegetable stem produces leaves that are edible. It grows well in temperate and cool climates. Moreover, it is available in green or purple skin with white interior. Both the bulbous stem and the leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Therefore, this vegetable offers quite a bit of nutritional value in the form of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Health Benefits of Kohlrabi Improves Digestion The...

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