October 18, 2011

Buckwheat

Talk about buckwheat, Sprinkle Pistachio Salad At The Pennsylvania State University researchers recently gave unpleasant tasks to volunteers:
  • Eating 1.5 ounces of pistachios (about 1 handful) every day.
  • At the end of this 4-week study volunteers who chewed nuts in total cholesterol levels dropped an average of 6.7% and LDL cholesterol fell 11.6%.
  • This decline has great health benefits. Decrease in total cholesterol by about 7% lower risk of heart disease up to 14%.
Pistachios are one of the best sources of plant sterols. These compounds are known to reduce cholesterol absorption.

Keep in mind one ounce contains about 160 calories. So, less seasoning if sprinkled some pistachio salad.

Or reduce the butter and oil. Use buckwheat honey, honey has been used for treatment since ancient times.

If applied on wounds, honey is a natural antibacterial ointment. Researchers now say, the efficacy of honey deeper.

Laboratory trials showed that honey slows the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Oxidation of LDL cholesterol lead to plaque in blood vessels. The best type of honey in slowing oxidation is Buckwheat.

Blueberry

The fruit that grows in the summer in North America, grows wild like a bush, a lot of properties contained therein. For the efficacy of Blueberry (Vaccinum corymbosum) are:
  1. Its function is able to have a potassium content of blood pressure control for patients with hypertension, prevent the development of vascular damage to the kidney, the glomerulus, and tubules, Lower risk of stroke, Lower urinary calcium excretion and decreasing kidney stone formation Lowering bone demineralization (osteoporosis) Lower risk of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with ischemia heart, heart failure, and right ventricular hypertrophy.
  2. Containing iron can increase blood-forming substance, here is very good for women.
  3. In the anthocyanin compounds contained in phytonutrients Where anthocyanins act as anti-oxidants (Oxidants are free radicals that will stick with the cell membrane and damage as well as the genetic material of cells). Preventing aging malicious function.
  4. Manganese-containing chemical elements that are anti-inflammatory substances. Smoking also causes inflammation of the blood flow smooth. Increasing memory capacity. This is expressed by doctors Jeremy Spencer, from the Department of English Department of Food Bioscience. He said, scientists have proved the potential and health benefits of fresh fruit. "Riset we proved that blueberries are very good for you and can increase the memory capacity," he said as quoted by the BBC.
  5. Keeping the substance that makes nitric oxide remains flexible artery walls which is a condition that can prevent heart disease.
  6. Containing ciprofibrate to help lower cholesterol, which in turn may protect the liver are still many abortion of vitamins A, C, calcium, phosphorus and other essential minerals. Another benefit of the roots of blueberry fruit is processed into tea can relieve pain during childbirth and relax the mother, and leaves are also drunk as a tonic for the blood booster purify the body and relieve cough.

Almond

Almond oil is produced from sweet almond (Prunus amygdalus) and bitter almond (amygdalus amara Aprunus).

Sweet almond oil is used as a carrier oil unt uk blended with essential oils are beneficial for skin, hair, and others.

Almond oil of sweet almond oil can also be used as massage and aromatherapy. Whereas bitter almonds can be used for various culinary.

History of Almond Oil

Almonds are rich in history. Starting from Greek mythology to Shakespeare to modern times, people already benefiting from almond and its by-products.

In earlier times, in Turkey, people use almond oil for cooking, lighting, medicine, and perfume.

One of the main benefits of almond oil which is widely used as a lubricating emollients to the skin. Almond was very valuable in Asia, Persia, and the Mediterranean.

Almond Oil Types

Sweet almond and bitter almond oil produced is used for various purposes, ranging from cooking to skin care.

Is the producer of sweet almond carrier oil for aromatherapy and as a basic ingredient for skin lotions. Meanwhile, bitter almonds and Amaretto produce cooking oil.

Benefits of Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil is used as an effective massage oil, moisturizer for skin and face, and skin care. Sweet almond oil is great for all skin types, can relieve itching, pain, and dryness of the skin.

Almond oil does not penetrate as deep as other oils in the skin making it ideal as an aromatherapy massage oil with a pleasant fragrance and softness. Almond oil can also soothe inflammation, rashes, chapped lips, and sore muscles.

Almond oil is widely recommended for various uses. For hair, moisten fingertips with a few drops of almond oil.

Then gently massage the scalp. Sweet almond oil benefits for hair include care for the scalp and follicles, preventing hair loss, as well as providing strength and luster to the hair.

For internal health, almond oil helps digestion. In addition, according to Indian culture, almond oil is a pain reliever and drugs to lower cholesterol levels.

Many people in various parts of the world that take advantage of almond oil. However, if you are allergic to nuts should avoid almond oil.

Cherry

In addition to making jam and bread, cherry fruit was believed to help muscle recovery after strenuous physical activity. This discovery brings new hope for marathon athletes and patients with inflammatory diseases.

Dr Glyn Howatson, an expert in physiology and sports science from the University of Northumbria prove it by examining 20 runners who will compete in the arena of the London Marathon.

Athletes are divided into 2 groups, which were first intake of Montmorency cherry juice 2 times daily for 5 days before the race, as well as 2 days after. The second group was given placebo juice (empty without cherry), with the same time and frequency.

Within 48 hours after the race, the group given Montmorency cherry juice showed a faster physical recovery than the other groups. Runners in the group also experienced less inflammation, which is generally experienced by the muscles after a strenuous physical activity.

"Running long distances such as the London Marathon can cause muscle damage and inflammation caused by oxidative stress in athletes. It took several days for recovery, and at that time a atet physical activity will be hampered," said Dr Howatson.

Anthocyanins are found in several types of Montmorency cherries have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Research shows, phytochemical compounds is effective to accelerate recovery after strenuous physical activity.

Although still require further study, Dr Howatson believes this discovery not only useful for marathon athletes. The study, done with Jess Hill, PhD student from St. Mary's University College, the thought can be developed for handling a wide range of inflammatory diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Montmorency cherry is the garden varieties of cherry (Prunus cerasus) derived from the French, which was widely cultivated in the U.S. and Canada. This fruit is the most popular cherry varieties in the U.S., is widely used as materials for making tarts and jam. Michigan and Wisconsin including Montmorency cherry producing regions in the world.

Cherry is a sweet or sour fruit is very healthy. Rich in vitamin C as well as potassium which regulate blood pressure (325 mg per cup), fiber prevention of cancer (3 mg) of sour cherry contains beta carotene which helps prevent cancer, six times more than the sweet cherry. Can help boost immunity and reduce the risk of respiratory infections such as colds and flu.

While the highest fiber fruits cherry found on his skin, "says Felicia Busch, a nutritionist St. Paul, Minn., as well as the author of The New Nutrition from Antioxidants to Zucchini. It can be heart healthy and can help diabetes.

Cherimoya

Cherimoya including small fruit trees growing on rocky ground, dried, and exposed to direct sunlight. This tropical fruit has many names, depending on its origin. People call it serikaya Malaysia (which means full of grace). In Guatemala, the name cherimoya. In addition, Sharifa (India), noi na (Thailand), mang cau te (Cambodia), fan li chi (China), aajaa thee (Myanmar), Sakya (Taiwan), sweetsop (Caribbean), or sugar apple (United States) . Annona squamosa own Latin name, but often confused with Annona reticulata (custard apple, soursop alias). Srikaya was still allied with soursop. Plants that came from the West Indies this will bear fruit after 3-5 years old. Cherimoya often planted in the yard, cultivated, or growing wild, and can be found up to a height of 800 m dpi.

Shrub or small tree has a height 2-5 m, the thin bark grayish, toxic sap skin. Stemmed leaves, stiff, alternate location. Leaf blade oblong to elliptic form of narrow, pointed tip and pangkai, flat edge, 6-17 cm long, 2.5 to 7.5 cm wide, green leaf surface, the bottom of bluish green, slightly hairy or bald. Flower petals 2-4 (dealing), exit and end of the shaft or the armpit leaves, yellow green color. The fruit is fruit apparent, form a ball or cone, bumpy surface, the color green and white berserbuk, 5-10 cm cross section, if the cook, the men will separate themselves from one another. Bluish green color. White flesh, sweet taste. Seeds shiny black cook.

Nature and Benefits
The roots are bitter, cold nature. Efficacious anti-inflammatory, anti-depressants. The leaves are bitter, chocolate, its a little cold. Efficacious astringent, anti-inflammatory, laxative intestinal worms, as well as accelerate the ripening boils and abscesses.

Nutritious seeds stimulate digestive enzymes, abortivum, anthelmintic, and insect killers. Nutritious bark astringent and tonic. Young fruit and seeds are also efficacious antiparasitic.

Chemical Ingredients
The root and bark contain flavonoids, borneol, kamphor, terpenes, and alkaloids anonain. In addition, the root also contains saponins, tannins, and polyphenols. Seeds contain oil, resin, and toxic materials that are irritants. The fruit contains amino acids, fruit sugar, and mucilago. Young fruit contains tannins.

These herbs generally contain alkaloids asporfin type (anonain) and bisbenziltetrahidroisokinolin (reticuline). In the organs of plants found cyanogen compounds. Leaves, bark and roots contain WN. Ripe fruit pulp that has been found sitrulin, aminobutyric acid, ornithine, arginine. (At Annona muricata: proline, aminobutyric acid). On the other Annona species is on Annona glabra, Annona muricata discovered class of polyphenolic compounds (quercetin, kafeat acid, leukoantosianidin, kumarat acid).

Seeds containing compound and a compound derived polyketide bistetrahidrofuran; asetogenin (skuamostatin C, D, anonain, anonasin A, anonin 1, IV, VI, VIII, IX, XVI, skuarnostatin A, bulatasin, bulatasinon, skuamon, ncoanonin B, neo desasetilurarisin, A neo retikulasin, skuamosten A, asmisin, skuamosin, sanonasin, anonastatin, neoanonin) Penernuan results of other studies that skuamosisnin A, skuamosin B, C, D, E, F, G, H, 1, J, K, L, M, N; skuamostatin B, fatty acids, amino acids and proteins.

Constituent fatty acid composition of seed oil fatty cherimoya composed of methyl palmitate, methyl stearate, methyl linoleic.

The leaves contain alkaloids isokinolin tetrahydrofuran, p-hidroksibenzil-6 ,7-dihydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahidroisokinolin (demetilkoklaurin = higenamin).

Flowers contain asarn kaur-1 6-ene-1 9-oat informed as active kornponen srikaya interest.

Chempedak Fruit Benefits

Chempedak is a plant that produces fruit can be eaten. Chempedak fruit sold in many markets including farmers' markets and vegetable markets. Saintifiknya name is Artocarpus champeden. This point comes from the region of Southeast Asia namely Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

Fruit is a staple saka Chempedak which may reach a height of 20 meters so. He has a compact leaf-shaped kebanyakkannya elliptik. Courant under leaf veins (midrib) is usually filled with fine hairs. Shaped leaf base acute to obtus when hujung leaf-shaped kebanyakkannya kupsidat. Portion of dark green leaves when the Courant under the light green leaves. There varieti Chempedak where the top surface of the leaf is said when there is little malap varieti where he looks shiny. Chempedak almost resembles a basic staple jackfruit. Perbezaannya clear on where the leaf stalk hujung Chempedak there are fine hairs dihujung brown leaf stalks when the jackfruit encountered no fluff.

Chempedak fruit is monoecious where the male flowers and female flowers are on the same subject. But once male and female flowers are in a different bunch. Tuft male and female flowers initially formed within the sheath of lime green. If the growing bunch, sheath will first break down and pulled out rates will rise. Sheath will exchange colors into the war and later will fall.

The fruit is rarely planted extensively Chempedak kerana he easily attacked by bacteria, namely Erwinia caratovora where the principal branches are attacked will issue a blackish colored sap and branches eventually will die.

Fruits are also not suitable Chempedak easy ditengelami planted area of ​​flooding or high soil moisture levels. Just so easy to die in the region. For areas such as sandy soil Brisbane, just less fruitful if irrigation and pembajaan are often not carried out.

Tuft male flowers and female flowers composed of many clusters of flowers are joined. Selalunya tuft male flowers and short tapered with size so lebihkurang 1.5 x 5.5 sm and sm contained on hujung twigs and branches are also on the subject. When pulled the female flowers are usually more plump and big and is only found in the main branch of our other features. Male flowers, after 4-5 days will uncoil reput become blackish and later died when the female flowers will form fruit growing.

Fruit Chempedak

Fruit Chempedak be in season produce fruit in a year where there is only one main season. This berbedza with jackfruit where the fruit not be in season. Chempedak fruit is known as multiple fruit 'perceived that he composed many of the female flower clusters rather than in one bunch. Fruit Chempedak take a period of 100 to 120 days to mature after the flowers unfold.

Fruit Chempedak also almost the same as the fruit of jackfruit where the skin is filled with soft spikes are short. Walaubagaiman Chempedak any fruit is smaller than jackfruit.

Ingredients Benefits:
  • Substances in per 100 gram
  • Energy or power = 117.0 (very high, the danger for people with diabetes),
  • Moisture = 66.7 g,
  • Protein = 2.5 g, fat = 0.4 g,
  • Carbohydrates = 25.8 g,
  • Fiber = 3.4 g,
  • Ash = 1.2 g,
  • Calcium = 40.0 mg,
  • Phosphorous = 5.0 mg,
  • Iron = 1.1 mg, 25.0 mg 
  • Potassium = 246.0 mg,
  • Carotene = 80 ug,
  • Vitamin B1 = 0.16 mg,
  • Vitamin B2 = 0:15 mg
  • Niacin = 0.5 mg
  • Or Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) = 7.17 mg

October 15, 2011

Carambola

Carambola fruit of a tree is a plant that originated from the tropical parts of America and then spread to many other tropical countries in the world including Indonesia. Form small starfruit tree, reaching 10 m high with a trunk that is not so big and has a diameter of only about 30 cm. In general, star fruit cultivars planted in the yard (home gardening yards), which is cultivated as a shade plant in the pages of the home. In the Americas, star fruit known as "star fruit" and a popular type of star fruit is favored by the people starfruit "Florida".

In plant taxonomy, leatherback are classified as follows:
Kingdom: Plantae (plants)
Division: Spermatphyta (seed plants)
Sub-division: Angiospermae (seeds enclosed)
Class: Dicotyledonae (two seed pieces)
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Averrhoa
Species: Averrhoa carambola L. (Sweet starfruit)

Star fruit is the fruit of non-klimaterik so that harvesting of the fruit must be done when the fruit matures on the tree. Harvesting is usually done by looking at his skin color changes from green or yellowish-green to yellow or yellow-orange.

The maximum sugar content contained on the perfect yellow fruit, but fruit is very fragile, easily broken and can easily be injured. Therefore, the star fruit is usually harvested when its color changes to a halt. Yellow fruit with a 50-70% harder than the perfect fruit yellow or yellow-orange, fruit with this color considered a commercial maturity. The color of star fruit will continue to grow after harvest, however only a few changes in its quality.

Star fruit is classified into types of fruits that are not too sensitive to cold damage (chilling injury). However, during the cold storage held at a temperature of 0oC or 5oC for 2 and 6 weeks there are symptoms such as cold damage small spots on the surface of the skin and brown on all sides of ribs edge. The symptoms of this cold damage will increase along with the length of storage time. Fruits are harvested when still green will be more susceptible to cold damage.