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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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Coriander seeds nutrition facts and health benefits

Distinctly aromatic coriander seeds are one of the common spice ingredients used to add flavor dishes. Also, the seeds compose many health-benefiting antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, and mineral.

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Mizuna (水菜, Japanese greens) nutrition facts and health benefits

gently piquant flavored mizuna greens (水菜) are traditional winter leafy-green vegetables in the Kansai region of Japan. Their frilly dark green leaves indeed packed with plenty of antioxidants, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, carotenes, and vitamin-K

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Passion fruit nutrition facts and health benefits

Passion fruit is a very refreshing tropical fruit and full of phytonutrients such as carotenes, vitamin-A, and vitamin-C. The fruit features unique flavor that can be enjoyed fresh, in salads, as juice, sauce, and in a variety of mouthwatering recipes.

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Black gram (urad beans) nutrition facts and health benefits

Black gram, also called as urad beans in India, are small, round legumes in the Fabaceae family. 100 g of beans carry calories-341, protein-25.21 g (45% of DV), folates-54%, vitamin-B6-22%, thiamin-23%, pantothenic acid-18%, riboflavin-20%, niacin-9%, iron-7.57 mg or 95%, copper-109%, magnesium-67%, zinc-30%, and phosphorus-54%.

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Longan fruit (龙眼) nutrition facts and health benefits

Sweet, juicy, gently musk flavored, longan is one of the very popular summer treats in many South-East Asian countries. Fresh arils carry 109 calories, vitamin-C (8 mg), vitamin-A (28 IU), calcium (2 mg), phosphorus (6 mg) and iron (0.3 mg) per 100 grams of edible portion.

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Jerusalem artichoke nutrition facts and health benefits

Jerusalem artichoke, also known as sunchoke, is a delicately flavored root vegetable of the sunflower family. The tuber is an excellent source of inert carbohydrate, oligofructose inulin. Read on.

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Shiitake mushroom nutrition facts and health benefits

Shiitake mushroom nutrition profile: shiitake are another popular cultivated mushrooms of Japan origin. In addition to being rich in eritadenin and polysaccharide lentinan compounds, shiitake holds- Calories-34 per 100 g, niacin-3.877 mg (24% DV), pyridoxine-0.293 mg (23% DV), pantothenic acid-0.293 mg (27% DV), vitamin D-18 IU (3% DV), copper-0.142 mg (16% DV), phosphorus-112 mg (16% DV), selenium-5.7 μg (10%DV).

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Vanilla beans nutrition facts and health benefits

Pleasantly fragrant vanilla beans are one of the exotic non-pungent, condiment spices rich in essential chemical component vanillin.

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Kangkong (Water spinach) nutrition facts and health benefits

Gently sweet, succulent kangkong greens are one of the traditional South-East Asian leafy vegetables rich in health benefiting phytonutrients. 100 grams of fresh water spinach hold just 19 calories, zero fat, but amazingly high levels of vitamin-A (6300 IU/210%), vitamin-C (55 mg/ 92%), riboflavin (8%), niacin (5.5%), vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine-7%), folic acid (14%),iron (21%), calcium (8%), potassium (7%), magnesium (18%), manganese (7%), and phosphorus (5.5%) of daily required values.

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Amaranth grain nutrition facts and health benefits

Amaranth grain is a nutritious seed of Central American origin. Calories 371/100 g. Find out the amaranth's amazing health benefits and amino acids, minerals, and vitamins profile.

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