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Herbs and Spices

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Fruits and Vegetables


When we start using recipes, we may want to get some information about the ingredients we are using. This Glossary offers some of that information. Hover over the slightly highlighted Keywords to see an Image, a Description and a link to a related website for detailed information.

  • Bananas

    Bananas are a rich source of carbohydrates, mainly starch in unripe bananas and sugars in ripe bananas. Bananas are a significant source of several vitamins and minerals, especially potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Its fiber - resistant starch and pectin - appears to have beneficial effects on intestinal health. They moderate the rise in blood sugar after a meal.

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  • Basmati~Rice

    Rice is beneficial for cholesterol-free diet, blood pressure management, cancer prevention, skin care, and great source of energy.

    White Rice: Visit this site for further information Long Grain White Rice Brown Rice: Visit this site for further information bowl-of-brown-rice
  • Bell Peppers

    Bell Peppers are low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, Magnesium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese.

      Click here for nutritional information about Bell Peppers. Bell Peppers Green  Bell Peppers all
  • Bitter Guord

    Although this Guord has a bitter taste, this vegetable is enriched with several nutritious benefits that improve overall health. Check out some useful information about bitter gourds in the website mentioned below.

    Click here for nutritional information about Bitter Guord. Bitter guord
  • Black Grapes

    Here is a summary of the benefits of Black Grapes. Controlling Blood Sugar, Improving Brain Function, Improving Cardiac Health, Prevention of Cancer, Triggering Weight Loss, Protecting against infections and inflammations, Relieving constipation, indigestion and treating kidney disorders, Improving Vision, Maintaining a Healthy and youthful Skin, Maintaining long and healthy tresses.

    Click here for nutritional information about Black Grapes. Grapes, Black, Seedless
  • Black pepper

    Black pepper is used everywhere in the world in different ways depending upon the recipes. It adds flavor and taste and is good for health. Visit this site for more information about Black Pepper. Black-Pepper Green Peppercorns

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