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Cheese facts and health benefits

Cheese facts and health benefits

Cheese is nutritious food made mostly from the milk of cows but also other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, reindeer, camels and yaks. The word cheese comes from Latin caseus, from which the...

Calendula-Calendula officinalis

Calendula is a genus of perennial or annual plant in the sunflower family Asteraceae or Compositae. Daisies, chamomile, arnica and yarrow are the other members of the same family. The genus is native to...
Ceylon gooseberry facts and health benefits

Ceylon gooseberry facts and health benefits

Dovyalis hebecarpa, with common names Ceylon gooseberry, ketembilla, and kitambilla, is a plant in the genus Dovyalis, native to Sri Lanka and southern India. The fruit are often eaten fresh, or made into...
Cardamom facts and health benefits

Cardamom facts and health benefits

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) sometime called Cardamon or Cardamum, is a spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae. The word "cardamom" is derived...
Cat's Whiskers facts and health benefits

Cat’s Whiskers facts and health benefits

Cats Whiskers (Orthosiphon aristatus), also known as Java tea of Kidney Tea Plant, is a branched herbaceous plant that belongs to the family Labiatae or lamiaceae.  The herb is popularly referred as Balbas...
Cottonseed facts and health benefits

Cottonseed facts and health benefits

Cotton plants are an annually growing herb belonging to the genus Gossypium of the Malvaceae family (mallow family). Cotton is an essential fiber plant native to tropical and subtropical Americas, the Caribbean, and...

Chia seeds-Salvia hispanica

Chia (Salvia hispanica) is a flowering plant in the genus Salvia L and family Lamiaceae. Other names of Salvia hispanica include Chia, Mexican Chia and Salba. It is an annual plant which prefers well-drained...
Coconut facts and health benefits

Coconut facts and health benefits

Cocos nucifera commonly known as coconut belongs to the large Palmaceae family of palm trees and is native to coastal areas of Southeast Asia. It is commonly believed that the name “coconut” was...

Cashew-Anacardium occidentale

Cashew, Anacardium occidentale, is an evergreen tree that is native to North Eastern Brazil and is sophisticated in various tropical countries. Cashew is mostly produced in Vietnam, India, Nigeria and Ivory Coast. The tree...
Custard Apples facts and health benefits

Custard Apples facts and health benefits

Custard apple tree, or Annona squamosa, is a deciduous fruit tree in the Annona family and is native to the West Indies and was brought to Central America and southern Mexico. It grows...