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HEALTH BENEFITS OF JUJUBE FRUIT

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The delicious ,small ,red and round fruit has edible skin and sweet flavor .This fruit is also known as Chinese dates .Binomial name of this fruit is ziziphus jujuba .It is a small tree achieving height 5 -10 meters generally along with thorny limbs .The fruit is usually first green in color and as they grow they will turn in purple or even dark red color .It is originated in China .It is a popular medicine in China for thousands of years ,they have been cultivated in China since thousands of years ago .China is the largest producer of this fruit .This fruit contains high levels of glucose and fructose ,vitamin B1 ,vitamin B2 ,vitamin C ,vitamin A ,calcium ,potassium ,full of sapennis ,oleanolic acid ,urolic acid ,flavonoids ,sterols ,antioxidants  and small amount of copper ,iron ,and zinc . It is  loaded with 18 essential aminoacids .It is an excellent source energy .

Many medical researches shows that 
- jujube fruits extract have the capacity to help low and high blood pressure.
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HEATH BENEFITS OF CITRUS FRUIT LEMON

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The yellow ,juicy ,alkaline ,and flavorful lemon is the favorite , essential  and widely used citrus fruit  all over the world .The lemon is a small and ,spreading ever green trees growing up to 10 to 12 feet in most cultivated plantations .It is belongs to the family Rytaceae of the genus citrus .Scientific name of this fruit is citrus limon .It is the smallest fruit among citrus fruits ,contains more nutrients than other citrus fruits like orange and grapes .It is one of the lowest calorie fruit among the citrus group , native to Asia .It contains more nutrients like vitamin C ,potassium ,calcium ,copper ,folates ,pantothenic acid ,pyridoxin ,beta carotenes ,zen-xanthin and lutein ,vitamin A ,antioxidants and flavonoids .
- It helps  to prevents , treat  survey and develop resistance against infectious agents ,scavenge harmful ,pro inflammatory free radicals from the blood ,because it is an excellent source of vitamin C ,a powerful  water soluble  anti oxidant .
- It helps to control…

THE KING OF FRUITS ( MANGO HEALTH BENEFITS )

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Mangoes are wonderful ,delicious ,highly nutritious  with unique flavor ,fragrance ,taste ,seasonal and most popular fruit in tropical regions .The mango is the national fruit of India and the Philippines .Mango tree is the national tree of Bangladesh .India is the largest producer of mango in the world with nearly 40 percent of  the world production . Various varieties of mangoes grow abundantly in world wide countries .Scientific name of the mango is Mangifera Indica . It belongs to Anacardiaceae family .Mango is a tropical tree cultivated in many regions of India and now distributed world wide in many continents .In Tamil Nadu the mango is referred to as one of the tree royal fruits along with banana ,jack fruit for their sweetness and flavor  .Mango leaves are used to decorate archways and doors in Indian houses during wedding and other celebrations .
    It contains lot of health promoting nutrients like vitamins ,minerals ,antioxidants and flavonoids .According to the many resea…

SESAME SEEDS HEALTH BENEFITS ( THE FIRST OIL SEEDS KNOWN TO HUMAN BEING )

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Sesame seeds are one of the oldest oil seeds crops known by human ,domesticated well over 3000 years ago .It has one of the highest oil contents of any seeds  .Botanical name of this seeds are sesamum indicum . In Tamil it is called " ellu " .Sesame seeds are small ,pleasant  nutty flavour and high oil content .The delicious ,crunchy sesame seeds are widely considered  as a healthy foods .It is used in culinary as well as in traditional medicines in Indian system of alternative medicines for their nutrient content ,preventive and curative properties .The largest producer  of sesame seeds is India and largest importer is Japan .It is one of the chief commercial crop in Nigeria ,Sudan and Ethiopia .

It contains several health benefiting nutrients like calcium ,iron ,zinc , manganese ,selenium ,copper ,magnesium ,fiber , thiamine ,riboflavin ,niacin ,phyridoxine ,folic acid ,protein , potassium ,phosphorus ,vitamin E ,monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids like palmtic…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GRAPES ( FRUIT OF THE VINE )

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Delicious and highly nutritious grapes are small round or oval shaped berries that feature semi translucent flesh encased by smooth skin .Grapes are native to Europe and Mediterranean regions but now widely cultivated all around the world . Grapes cultivated in Asia as early as 5000 BC . Grapes were also pictured in hieroglyphics in ancient Egyptian burial tombs . Some verities of grapes contain edible seeds while others are seedless . Red or purple grapes rich in anthocyanins ,white -green grapes are rich in tannins ,catechin .Antioxidant compounds are densely concentrated on the skin and seeds .Commercially it is cultivated for different purposes eaten as a table fruit ,fresh fruit ,dried fruit and wine production .
Grapes are storehouses of health promoting phyto nutrients such as poly phenolic antioxidants ,vitamins and minerals .The color of this fruit is presence of poly - phenolic pigments in them .Grapes contains vitamin C,vitamin B 2 ,Vitamin B 6 ,vitamin A ,vitamin K , coppe…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF STRAWBERRIES ( POWER HOUSES OF ANTIOXIDANTS )

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Delicious ,red colored , heart shaped ,most popular ,and highly nutritious strawberries are having lots of health benefits .It is native to France now it is a commercial crop in all over the world .This plant is a creeper belongs to the family Rosaceae of the genus fragaria .Scientific name of this fruit is Fragaria x ananassa .It is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma ,bright red color ,juicy texture and sweetness .It is consumed in large quantities either fresh or in such prepared foods as preserves fruits ,fruit juice ,pies ,ice creams ,milk shakes ,chocolates and strawberry aroma is used in many industrial food products and nutrients .It is the most popular fruit and flavouring substances all over the world .

It is packed with lots nutrients .It is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese .It is very good source of  fiber ,iodine ,and folates .It is good source of copper ,potassium ,biotin ,phosphorus ,magnesium vitamin B6 ,vitamin A ,omega 3 fatty acids , anti o…