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Pomegranate facts and health benefits

Pomegranate facts and health benefits

  Pomegranate botanical name Punica granatum is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree in the family Lythraceae growing between 6 to 10 m (20 to 33 ft.) tall. Pomegranate’ comes from the words...

Pine nuts-Pinus pinea

Pinus pinea, in the family Pinaceae is the species of pine tree that is native to Mediterranean region existing in Israel, Southern Europe, Syria and Lebanon. Other names include European Stone Pine, Mediterranean Stone...
Pili nuts facts and health benefits

Pili nuts facts and health benefits

Pili nut scientifically known as Canarium ovatum is actually a species of tropical tree belonging to the genus Canarium. It is one of approximately 600 species in the family Burseraceae. Pili are native...

Pineapple Sage-Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans (Pineapple Sage) is a perennial plant that is native to Mexico and Guatemala. The flowers are usually ruby red, hermaphrodite and 2.5-5 cm long. It grows upto 1-1.5 m in height. The...
Health benefits of Pumpkin flowers

Health benefits of Pumpkin flowers

Cucurbita moschata Duchesne commonly known as pumpkin is actually a monoecious, climbing vine which is found growing in hot and humid climates and well-drained soil which is rich in organic matters. It is...
Pumpkin leaves facts and

Health benefits of Pumpkin leaves

Pumpkin scientifically known as Cucurbita moschata Duchesne is a creeping vine which has large alternate, simple, ovate-cordate- sub orbicular leaves of 20–25 × 25–30 cm. Pumpkin leaf is a dark green leafy vegetable...
Prickly Pear facts and health benefits

Prickly Pear facts and health benefits

  A member of the Cactaceae (or cactus) family, prickly pear cactus, also known as nopal, Tunita, Velvet Opuntia, Warm Hand and Wooly Joint Prickly Pear grows in the United States, Mexico, and South...
Pimiento pepper facts and health benefits

Pimiento pepper facts and health benefits

Pimiento, also pimento scientifically known as Capsicum annuum, is a type of pepper slightly similar to the bell pepper. Also known as pimento, cherry pepper or Sheep Nose, it is a member of...

Sweet potato – Ipomoea batatas

Sweet potato is tuberous crop from the morning glory family Convolvulaceae native to Tropical regions in America. Sweet potato was believed to be domesticated in either South America or Central America. Sweet potato was domesticated...
Purslane facts and health benefits

Purslane facts and health benefits

Purslane, also called Portulaca oleracea, is plants consider a weed in the United States and it is found in most gardens. Believed to have come from a desert in North Africa, it has...