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Purple yam facts and health benefits

Purple yam facts and health benefits

Dioscorea alata commonly known as purple yam is actually a species of yam, a tuberous root vegetable. Purple yams are similar to sweet potatoes and are known by several names, including purple yam,...
Tuna facts and health benefits

Tuna facts and health benefits

Tuna is a saltwater fish that belongs to genus Thunnus in the mackerel family (Scombridae) which also includes the bonitos, albacore and mackerels. However, tuna belong to a tribe, called Thunnini. This “tribe”...
Sardine facts and health benefits

Sardine facts and health benefits

Sardines are small, oily fish that belong to the family called Clupeidae. They are also known by the name pilchards in some places. It is named after an Italian island “Sardinia”, where it...
Rainbow trout facts and health benefits

Rainbow trout facts and health benefits

Rainbow trout, which belongs to the Salmo family of fish, is closely related to salmon and Arctic char - two other fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It is native to cold-water tributaries...
Rockfish facts and nutritional value

Rockfish facts and nutritional value

Rockfish are one of the longest-living fishes, possibly living to 200 years old in the Gulf of Alaska. That means a rockfish on today's dinner menu could have been swimming the sea when...
Alaska pollock facts and health benefits

Alaska pollock facts and health benefits

Alaska pollock or walleye pollock is a marine fish species of the cod family Gadidae. Alaska pollock is a semi pelagic schooling fish widely distributed in the North Pacific with largest concentrations found...
Pompano fish facts and nutritional info

Pompano fish facts and nutritional info

Pompano fish, also known as the Florida and Golden Pompano, is a saltwater breed often found inshore and near the shore. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, they can be...
Milkfish facts

Milkfish facts

Milkfish (Chanos chanos) also known as bandeng or bangos is the sole living species in the family Chanidae. It is a silver colored Pacific salt water fish that lays its eggs in shallow...
Mackerel fish health benefits and facts

Mackerel fish health benefits and facts

Mackerel is actually a term which is used for different species of fish that belong to the Scombridae family, including Cero, Atlantic, King and Spanish mackerel. This deep water fish is also known...
Bentonite clay facts and health benefits

Bentonite clay facts and health benefits

Bentonite, also referred to as Montmorillonite, is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. Bentonite can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath and, in...