Cinnamon and Diabetes

Cinnamon is a popular spice, found in all sorts of recipes and baked goods. It contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde, which is responsible for cinnamon's medicinal properties. Cinnamon has potent antioxidant activity, helps fight inflammation and has been shown to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. But where cinnamon really shines is in its …

Cashew Milk

No matter if you’re a vegetarian, intolerant to lactose or you just want to limit your consumption of fat or calories, there are plenty of milk alternatives to choose from these days. Cashew milk is one of the many options you have. The name makes it clear where this milk substitute came from — cashews. …

Eggplant

Have you ever tried eggplant? Eggplants, also known as aubergines, belong to the nightshade family of plants and are used in many different dishes around the world. Eggplants are technically a fruit, as they grow from a flowering plant and contain seeds. There are many varieties that range in size and color. And while eggplants …

Papaya

Initially green and somewhat bitter in taste, papayas are butter-yellowa when fully ripe and shaped like a pear. Their pale-orange flesh has dozens of small, black, gelitonous seeds at the center, similar to a melon. Unripe papaya is used in some areas of the world as a vegetable substitute, but is not recommended as a …

Mangosteen

Mangosteen fruit (Garcinia mangostana) is a unique pear-shaped, sweet, juicy and tangy tropical fruit that has a deep reddish-purple colored exocarp (rind) when ripe. It grows on an evergreen tree native to the islands of Southeast Asia. Here are some of the most notable mangosteen benefits: Antioxidant properties – The central component of the mangosteen fruit, xanthones, are responsible …

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a long thick grass with leaves at the top and a solid portion several inches long at the root end. The lower portion is sliced or pounded and used in cooking. As a spice, fresh lemon grass is preferred for its vibrant flavour, but is also sold in dried form. The dried spice is …