Onions- Layer upon Layer of Cellular Nutrition

You do not have to peel very far to get to the healthy constituents of onions.  In fact most of the nutritional value is in it’s exterior layers! Onions are high in beneficial Vitamins minerals and antioxidants.  Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds have long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. Onions…

Napoles- There’s nothing “Dry” about this Cactus Flower!

Nopales also knows as Cactus Flower is a Modified Evergreen plant that grows well in the Semi arid and dry areas of North Mexico. Although it grows best in the desert, there is nothing dry about this cactus flower. In fact, quite the contrary! Although a very low calorie food, Nopales is very nutrient dense…

Lettuce – More than just Roughage!

The Exalted past reverence of Lettuce For thousands of years Lettuce has been cultivated as more than a vegetable, and was also thought to possess medicinal properties. The Egyptians used the seeds to produce oil and it also had cultural and religious significance, as it was considered to be sacred. During medieval times in Europe, lettuce…

Izote…Eat Your Flowers!

Izote/Yucca are among the many flowers that are safe to eat. The Colorado State University Extension describes the taste of Izote flowers as slightly bitter, with a hint of artichoke flavor. The flowers can be eaten both raw or lightly sauteed. Health Benefits include: High in vitamin C and antioxidants (Boosts immune system and protects…

Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)- A Fully Functional Food…

Garbanzo beans are very nutrient dense and due to that fact can be considered a fully functional food. A cup of Garbanzo beans provides 729 calories . They are high in slow digesting carbohydrates, your body’s preferred source of fuel (121g ) and are a good Source of Protein (12g). Garbanzo Beans are not only…

Cucumbers… The Underrated Champ of Veggies!

I have always known to reach for a Cucumber to soothe my eyes when they seem to be baggy and or just otherwise tired. I didn’t see Cucumbers as very nutritious or particularly beneficial in any manner. I based my thought mainly on the fact that cucumbers have such a high water content. 96 Percent…