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Strawberry tree facts and health benefits

Strawberry tree facts and health benefits

Arbutus unedo, commonly called strawberry tree, is an evergreen tree, shrub or small tree in the family Ericaceae that is native from the Mediterranean to Ireland. It typically grows in a multi-stemmed form,...

Safflower-Carthamus tinctorius

Safflower (also known as Safflower, American Saffron, False Saffron, Dyer's Saffron 'Magestic Orange', Bastard saffron, Zaffer, Mexican saffron), Carthamus tinctorius, is a member of the genus Carthamus L. in the family Asteraceae/Compositae. This family...

Sesame-Sesamum indicum

Sesamum indicum commonly known as Beniseed, Benniseed, Benneseed, Sesame, Til, Gingelly, Goma, Gergelim, Ajonjolí, Gimgelim, Simsim, Wangila, Ufuta, Sesam, Zhi ma, Hu ma, Chamkkae, Benne, Beni, Benne seed, Sesame seed, Sim sim, Abongra, Zhi...
Salak fruit facts and health benefits

Salak fruit facts and health benefits

Salak scientifically called Salacca zalacca is a fruit native to south Sumatra and southwest Java as well as other parts of the world and belongs to the Arecaceae family. It is cultivated in...
Sea Buckthorn facts and health benefits

Sea Buckthorn facts and health benefits

Also called the sea berry, sand thorn, and sallow thorn, sea buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is a deciduous shrub native to Europe and Asia. It is a rare species of fruit in the family...
Sweet Chestnuts facts and health benefits

Sweet Chestnuts facts and health benefits

Castanea sativa usually referred to as the Spanish or Sweet Chestnut is a deciduous broadleaf tree native of Mediterranean in south-eastern Europe to Caucasus in Asia Minor. It is a species of flowering...
Soursop facts and health benefits

Soursop facts and health benefits

Soursop (Annona muricata) is actually a member of unique plant family, Annonaceae, whose members include the cherimoya, custard apple and sugar apple, or pinha. Soursop trees bear strange-looking fruit and are native to...
Salmonberry facts and health benefits

Salmon berry facts and health benefits

A member of the rose family, the salmon berry plant (Rubus spectabilis) is related to the raspberry, nagoonberry, wild strawberry, thimbleberry and cloudberry. But do not confuse salmon berries with cloudberries, occasionally referred...
Spirulina facts and health benefits

Spirulina facts and health benefits

Spirulina is blue-green algae with a perfect spiral shape. Actually spiral shape is the reason for the name Spirulina. It belongs to a cyanobacteria species and it is scientifically known as Arthrospira platensis. Other...
Shallot facts and health benefits

Shallot facts and health benefits

  Shallots (scientific name Allium ascalonicum or Allium cepa var. aggregatum) are members of the Allium plant family, which includes onions, garlic and chives and smaller in size. Shallots are native to Central or...