The Amazing Health Benefits of Spinach

Raw spinach in a wooden bowl

Spinach is generally regarded as a healthy food, but we might not know all of its benefits. It’s widely known  that spinach is a major source of iron, while the Popeye cartoon has long upheld the belief that this vegetable provides our bodies with a lot of strength. Having said that, we should know more … Read more

The Nutritional Value of Shallots

A collection of shallots

Shallots might resemble a regular onion in appearance, but there are some definite differences between the two. The taste of shallots is usually described as being quite subtle and similar to a mixture of garlic and regular onions. Their shape is also more elongated, while their size is usually smaller than that of a traditional … Read more

What are Scallions and Why Should We Eat Them?

A bunch of scallions

Scallions are a common ingredient in many cuisines. Several recipes of European, American, and even Asian origin may call for these long kinds of onions, though they might often be substituted with green onions or spring onions. There’s not much difference between these three onion types; all of them have leaves and bulbs that are … Read more

Knowing More About Santol

A mature santol tree located in the Philippines

There are thousands of fruit varieties in the world, so it makes sense if we aren’t familiar with all of their names. However, it’s always good to try new things, and fruits are one of the most beneficial options we can have for our diet. Knowing about different and perhaps little-known fruits can also help … Read more

A Detailed guide to Durian

An image of Durian from inside out

Durian fruit belongs to the species known as the genus Durio. 30 recognized Durio species out of which nine produce edible fruits. There are 300 named varieties in Thailand and 100 in Malaysia. Durian recognized as the king of fruits is due to its distinctive large size, strong odor, and thorn-covered skin. The size of … Read more

Everything you need to know about Duku Fruit

A basket full of Duku fruit

Duku has got many names in different languages such as lansiumparasiticum, which is known as langsat. In English, they call it lanzones or longkong. Indonesians call it Duku, and Malay call it dokong. Duku is a species of Meliaceae or Mahogany tree family that produce edible fruits. This species is native to Southeast Asia. Duku … Read more

Using Pomegranate to Improve Our Skin: A How-To Guide

An opened pomegranate

The pomegranate has recently been booted up to superfood status. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the antioxidant content in pomegranates is at least three times the levels present green tea and red wine. The refreshing and tart or sweet taste of this fruit would have been enough to make it popular, but the … Read more

What We Should Know About Ginseng

Whether we’re looking at a new health supplement or an energy drink for a caffeine boost, it seems like everything contains some form of ginseng these days. Those who look for more natural alternatives to mainstream medication will also find ginseng as an ingredient in  many ancient traditional medicinal practices. There are several reasons why … Read more

The Health Benefits of Romanesco

Romanesco on a wooden chopping board

The vegetable called Romanesco might not be instantly recognizable to most people, but it’s a very useful and healthy food option. Some of its names include the Roman cauliflower, Romanesco broccoli, Romanesque cauliflower, and BroccoloRomanesco. This vegetable is from the species known as Brassica oleracea, and is in the form of a flower bud (edible). … Read more

Phaleria Macrocarpa and its Benefits

Ripe Phaleriamacrocarpa growing on a tree

PhaleriaMacrocarpa is also called MahkotaDewa, or the God’s crown fruit. There are several other names for it, but these three seem to be the most common ones. They range from small to medium in size and have an oblong shape. The skin is semi smooth, but there are grooves all along the length. Inside, there’s … Read more