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Nutrients are the constituents of food necessary for maintaining optimum body metabolic functions. Knowledge of right nutrition helps understand our daily requirements of calories, minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients.

For instance, overweight or obesity puts you at risk of developing many diseases, especially coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, diabetes, and cancer. The majority of these conditions can be avoided OR at least put off by adopting healthy eating habits.

The main objective of this blog is to guide viewers aware of the nutrition facts about the food they eat. The blog provides the in-depth profile of each food item available around you.

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Asparagus nutrition facts and health benefits

Learn the asparagus nutrition profile here. Calories-20/100 g, vitamin A-756 IU (25% of DV), iron-1.14 mg(14% of DV), carotene-ß- 449 µg. This traditional spring season vegetable is prized for its delicate flavor, nutrition and health benefits.

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Beet greens nutrition facts and health benefits

Beet greens are the top, long petioled dark leaves of beetroot plant. Calories-22, vitamin A-6326 IU. The green tops indeed carry more nutrients and antioxidants than the beetroot in addition to being very low calories, fat, and sugar.

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Parsnips nutrition facts and health benefits

Parsnips are taproots belonging to the carrot (Apiaceae) family of root vegetables. Sweet and crunchy, they are indeed a rich source of many health-benefiting polyacetylene antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Read on.

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Morel mushroom nutrition facts and health benefits

Spring season heralds the morel mushroom arrival! These natural, wild foraged delicacies are indeed endowed with numerous minerals and vitamins like vitamin-D (206 IU). 100 grams of raw morels nutrition carry 69%-copper, 152%-iron, 26%-manganese, and 18%-zinc levels, 24% niacin.

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Enoki mushroom (エノキタケ- enokitake) nutrition facts and health benefits

long, thin stemmed, enoki mushroom (エノキタケ) is a winter season, delicious fruiting mushroom body native to the China. It carries just 37 calories; but ample amounts of minerals and vitamins such as phosphorus-15%, copper-12%, zinc-6%, and iron-14%, pantothenic acid-27%, niacin-44%, folates-12%, thiamin-19%, and riboflavin-15% of daily-required values

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Parsley nutrition facts and health benefits

Parsley is one of the popular herb featuring in the Mediterranean and Eastern European cuisine. Its use dates back to centuries and hailed in many cultures for its antioxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.

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Lentils nutrition facts and health benefits

Lentils, also called as masoor dal in India, are small, lens-shaped legumes commonly referred as pulses. 100 g carry calories-353, protein-24.63 g (44% of DV), folates-120%, pyridoxine-42%, thiamin-76%, pantothenic acid-43%, riboflavin-16%, niacin-16%, iron-6.51 mg or 81%, copper-84%, magnesium-12%, zinc-30%, and phosphorus-40% of DV.

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Mustard greens nutrition facts and health benefits

Pepper flavored mustard greens are traditional nutritious winter vegetables. Green mustards nutrition indeed is packed with several vital antioxidants such as flavonoids, vitamin C-70 mg (117% DV), vitamin A-3024 IU (101% DV), vitamin K-257.5 μg (215% DV), carotenes as well essential minerals.

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Celtuce (莴笋) nutrition facts and health benefits

Celtuce, also known as Chinese stem-lettuce, is a lettuca-family vegetable, particularly grown for its delicious, crispy stems. Calories-18/100 g. Its distinctive jade green, nutritious central part is a powerhouse of antioxidants and phytonutrients that have a disease curing properties.

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Papaya fruit nutrition facts and health benefits

Papaya fruit contains vitamin-A, carotenes, vitamin-C and other phytonutrients that are known to have been antioxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.

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