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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.

  • Garlic

    Garlic is closely related to onions, shallots and leeks. It is a popular ingredient in cooking due to its strong smell and delicious taste. However, the main use of garlic has been also for its health and medicinal properties. Calorie for calorie, garlic is incredibly nutritious. Garlic contains: Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Selenium, Fiber, decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1. Garlic also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. In fact, it contains a little bit of almost everything we need. This is coming with 42 calories, with 1.8 grams of protein and 9 grams of carbs. Click here for nutritional information about Garlic

    Garlic cloves
  • Green Chillies

    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 Green Chillies. Serrano Peppers Serrano Peppers
  • Green Peas

    Many people think peas are just a poor man’s food or a cheap restaurant side-dish that puts ‘green’ on your plate.

    Peas are really little powerhouses of nutrition that are a boon for your health and the whole planet. Here are some of the benefits : Weight Management, Stomach cancer prevention, Anti-aging, strong immune system, and high energy, Prevention of wrinkles, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis and candida, Blood sugar regulation, Heart disease prevention, Prevent constipation, Healthy bones, Reduces bad cholesterol and Healthy for the environment.

    Click here for nutritional information about Green Peas. Peas   Peas in a pod

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