Surely you all know this kind of a vegetable. Typical are curled to make the vegetables are so easy to remember. Yes, especially if it is not broccoli.
Broccoli is a Latin name Brassica oleracea. Broccoli is a vegetable of the cabbage family (Brassicaceae). From the ancient Greeks, the plants in the Middle East region has been cultivated for a long time. And vegetables that are rich in vitamin C is never known in Indonesia in 1970. Until now, the broccoli is a very popular food.
It has long been the type of vegetables like cauliflower, is believed to have enormous health benefits. The first is to resolve all issues in the stomach. Like other vegetables, broccoli is rich in provitamin A carotenoids or, vitamin E, folic acid and vitamin C. According to some experts, the beauty, the vitamin A in broccoli contain antioxidants, which are better than that occupied by the antioxidant vitamin C. In addition, the benefits are very good in skin rejuvenation for the revitalization evitel vitamin A can inhibit and slow the aging of the skin. It is one of the many benefits of broccoli. Here are some comments on the benefits of broccoli and how to get it. (more…)
Bitter melon fruit known to be very bitter vegetables indeed. But, despite its bitter taste it turns out saved a lot of benefits to health. Bitter melon, containing albiminoid, carbohydrates, and dyes. The leaves contain momordisina, momordikna, quarantine, resins, oils and fats. Its roots contain amino acids momordial and oleanolat. The seeds contain saponins, alkaloids, and acids triterprenoid momordial.
Bitter melon the efficacy of which can stimulate appetite, to cure jaundice, improving digestion, until a cure malaria. Leaf pare efficacious cure diarrhea in infants, cleanse the blood for a woman who just gave birth, lower the heat, remove pinworm, and can also cure a cough.
In addition to fiber, bitter melon fruit also contains vitamin C, carotene and potassium. Fiber works to regulate the conditions in the gut and serves to overcome constipation. Carotene can increase the activity of the eye, which means pare can overcome or reduce the complaints of night blindness. Meanwhile, work to overcome potassium absorption of sodium (salt) excessive so efficacious treat high blood pressure.
Vitamin C in Bitter melon fruit also serves to maintain the beauty of the skin or prevent skin damage from sun exposure. Seeds are also a fairly powerful antioxidant to fight free radicals in the body that trigger the formation of cancer cells, accelerate aging and clogged arteries and strokes.
Healthy Red Vegetables
The red color in tomatoes showed lycopene, an antioxidant compound that is capable of reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease. The same compound can also be obtained from watermelon. Are crushed or cooked tomatoes are a better source of lycopene than raw tomatoes.
For example, the amount of lycopene in tomato juice can reach five times more than in fresh tomatoes. The researchers suspect, cooked tomatoes or lycopene is destroyed can spend more, so easily absorbed by the body.
Activity of lycopene in tomatoes is not reduced when heated, such as when made ??into a sauce or tomato sauce. The addition of olive oil into it does not reduce the efficacy, because lycopene is a compound which is soluble in oil. Other Ingredients that gives red color to foods is anthocyanin, which is also an antioxidant compound. Anthocyanins are found in strawberries, raspberries and cranberries.
Nutrition in Green Vegetables
Besides attracting attention, the colors in fruits and vegetables also show the nutritional content in it. For each color in foods, which are formed from the dominant type of nutrients that are different.
Not without reason that many health experts recommend to eat a lot of green vegetables. The green color is chlorophyll, a compound which is effective against cancer has formed. Some vitamins and minerals can also be found in fruits and vegetables. Salad greens contain vitamin C six times more than white salad, and beta-carotene, 8 times more. In the meantime, amounts of nutrients in fruits and vegetables are included, are estimated by the intensity of green color. The more concentrated or dark green color, then the content of vitamins and minerals more.
Vegetables objects usually means an edible plant or parts of other plants of thesweet fruits or seeds. This usually means the leaves, stems or roots of plants.
However, the word is not a science, and meaning is largely based on culinaryand cultural traditions. Therefore, the use of the word somewhat arbitrary and subjective. Consider, for example, some of them, vegetables, mushrooms, evenif they do not plant while others see it as a category of their own food.
Some vegetables can be eaten raw, some can be eaten cooked, boiled, andsome need to be eaten. Vegetables are usually cooked in a savory or salteddishes. However, some vegetables are often used in desserts and other sweetssuch as rhubarb pie and carrot cake.