Properties and Benefits of Rutabaga

Rutabaga health benefits

What is rutabaga? Rutabaga is a root vegetable similar in appearance to a sturdier turnip. The name rutabaga comes from Swedish and means short, stumpy root, which is basically what rutabaga looks like. The vegetable is also called swede, from the Swedish name for turnip or neep and, in certain parts of the world, it ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Rutabaga

Properties and Benefits of Sorrel

Sorrel leaves health benefits

Sorrel, common sorrel or spinach dock goes by the scientific name Rumex acetosa and is a green, leafy vegetable, culinary herb, invasive weed and medicinal plant of sorts. It is from the same family as buckwheat, rhubarb and patience dock and boasts a nutritional profile similar to that of most green leaf vegetables. Sorrel leaves ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Sorrel

Properties and Benefits of Red Carrots

Red carrots

The red carrot (Daucus carota sativus) is a variety of domesticated carrot. It is characterized by a distinctive red-orange color and a high content of the antioxidant lycopene. Red carrots are an important source of pro-vitamin A antioxidants such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene and hold benefits for eyesight, skin health and immune system. The vegetable ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Red Carrots

Properties and Benefits of Red Garlic

Red garlic

Despite its particular appearance, red garlic is not a species of its own, but refers to any pink, red or purple variations of the common garlic species (Allium sativum). Red variations can appear in virtually any subtype of garlic and are visible in the papery skins covering each clove or in the cloves themselves. Red ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Red Garlic

Properties and Benefits of Red Onion

Red onion

Despite its fancy appearance and illustrative name, the red onion is a cultivar, a sort of more colorful variety of the common onion (Allium cepa). Botanically speaking, the red and common onion are not so different from one another. However, from a nutritional point of view, the distinct traits of red onions that make them so popular indicate ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Red Onion

Properties and Benefits of Red Vine Leaf

Red vine leaf

The leaves of the grape vine (Vitis vinifera) are an increasingly popular culinary vegetable, used in a variety of recipes from cuisines around the world. But more important, vine leaves are an excellent source of powerful antioxidant compounds with impressive health effects. The red vine leaf, in particular, has been found to help improve conditions related to ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Red Vine Leaf

Properties and Benefits of Lettuce

Lettuce

Related to daisies and sunflowers, lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is the ultimate salad green and a nutritious, yet tasty leafy vegetable. Lettuce leaves boast a generous content of essential nutrients, notably vitamins K and A, folate, iron and manganese, not to mention trace amounts of other essential nutrients. While the leaves, stems and seeds of the ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Lettuce