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Artichoke

Posted on 26 September, 2020

The artichoke is a perennial plant with purple flowers. Although the artichoke is regarded as a vegetable, the edible portion of the plant is actually the unopened flower bud. Artichoke…

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Apricot seed

Posted on 26 September, 2020

Apricot seed is the small kernel enclosed within the wood–like pit at the center of the apricot fruit. The apricot tree carries the botanical name Prunus armeniaca. It is a…

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Ginger

Posted on 22 September, 2020

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) belongs to the Zingiberaceae plant family, which also includes turmeric and cardamom. Ginger comes from the Sanskrit word ‘‘hornroot.’’ It grows in Jamaica, India, Haiti, Hawaii, and…

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Sesame oil

Posted on 19 September, 2020

Sesame oil is derived from a plant species called Sesamum indicum, which is a herbaceous annual belonging to the Pedaliaceae family that reaches about 6 ft (1.8 m) in height.…

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Phosphorus

Posted on 18 September, 2020

Phosphorus (chemical symbol P) is a chemical element discovered by the German alchemist Hennig Brand in 1669. It plays an essential part in multiple biochemical reactions for both plants and…

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Juice therapies

Posted on 18 September, 2020

Juice therapy involves the consumption of the juice of raw fruit or vegetables. A person may drink juice preventively to stay healthy, to treat a medical condition such as cancer,…

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