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Health Benefits of Cilantro/Coriander seeds

Like other spices coriander is available throughout the year providing a fragrant flavor that is reminiscent of both citrus peel and sage. The fruit of the coriander plant contains two seeds which, when dried, are the portions used as the dried spice. When ripe, the seeds are yellowish-brown in color with longitudinal ridges. Coriander seeds are available... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Chili pepper, dried

We have placed nightshade vegetables (such as chili pepper) on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like chili pepper) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Nightshade vegetables can be difficult to find in high-quality... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Cayenne pepper

We have placed nightshade vegetables (such as cayenne pepper) on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like cayenne pepper) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Nightshade vegetables can be difficult to find in... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Black pepper

A pinch of black pepper is added to almost every type of recipe imaginable. Once used as currency and presented to the gods as a sacred offering, it is fortunate that this most popular of spices is available throughout the year. Black pepper comes from the pepper plant, a smooth woody vine that can grow up to 33 feet in hot and humid tropical climates.... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Basil

The round, often pointed leaves of the basil plant looks a lot like peppermint to which it is related. Its highly fragrant leaves are used as a seasoning herb for a variety of foods but has become ever popular as the main ingredient in pesto, the mixture of basil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. Nutrients inBasil2.00 tsp (2.80 grams) Nutrient%Daily... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Whole wheat

We have placed wheat on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like wheat) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Wheat can be difficult to find in high-quality form; can be more commonly associated with adverse reactions... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Spelt

A wonderfully nutritious and ancient grain with a deep nutlike flavor, spelt is a cousin to wheat that is recently receiving renewed recognition. Spelt products can be found in your local health food store year-round. Spelt is an ancient grain that traces its heritage back long before many wheat hybrids. Many of its benefits come from the fact that... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Rye

Although wheat products reign supreme on the shelves of supermarkets in the United States, foods made from whole rye are worth looking for, not only for their rich, hearty taste, but for their numerous health benefits. Like most grains, rye is available throughout the year. Rye is a cereal grain that looks like wheat but is longer and more slender... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Quinoa

Nutrients inQuinoa42.50 g (42.50 grams) Nutrient%Daily Value  manganese43%  tryptophan21.8%  magnesium20.9%  folate19.5%  phosphorus19.4% Calories (156)8% This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Quinoa provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to our Food Rating... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Oats

What better way to gain the strength and energy to carry you through a hectic morning schedule than with a steaming bowl of freshly cooked oatmeal. Oats are harvested in the fall but are available throughout the year and can add extra nutrition to a variety of healthy dishes. Oats, known scientifically as Avena sativa, are a hardy cereal grain able... [More..]