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Ginger

What it is: Ginger (ginger root) comes from the plant Zingiber officinale and is consumed as a spice or used as medicine. The edible parts of ginger include the rhizomes (purgent underground stems) and the above-ground stems when they are young and tender. Where it’s from: The name ‘Ginger’ comes from the Middle English word gingivere, although it dates back […]

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Apples

  The apple belongs to the Rosaceae family like its cousins the plum, nectarine and peach. The apple is a sweet crunchy fruit with an edible skin and a creamy or white flesh that has been touted the world over for its health promoting and disease prevention benefits. The reality is that the medicinal properties […]

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Health Benefits of Pineapple

  Just the thought of a pineapple conjures up images of tropic vacations with vibrant sunsets, palm trees along the coast, and the sound of crashing waves in the background. No tropical escape is complete without a refreshing bite of a succulent pineapple. Although most would think the origin of the pineapple is Hawaii, it’s […]

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Almonds

  (BeWellBuzz) In the past 20 years, scientists have dedicated time, money and the brightest minds to find out whether a simple food might have profound effects on the health and life span of millions of human being worldwide. After at least 13 studies published between 1992 and 2012, the evidence is mounting. Here are […]

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Pumpkin

Mostly known for being a part of Halloween decorations or a pie filling, pumpkins are also packed with nutrition and offer a wide range of health benefits. Pumpkins are a storehouse of vitamins, mineral and other healthy nutrients. Whether it is the pulp or the seeds, pumpkins are great for your health and can offer […]

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Curso a Distancia

¡El Programa de Nutrición y Dietética de UPR-RP continuará ofreciendo cursos a distancia! El proyecto Nutrition Live del Programa de Nutrición y Dietética de la Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, subvencionado por el USDA, anuncia el ofrecimiento por primera vez del curso de Dietética Clínica Parte I (NUTR 4165) en su formato a distancia. El formato de los cursos […]

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Avocado

The avocado is colloquially known as the Alligator Pear, reflecting its shape and the leather-like appearance of its skin. Avocado is derived from the Aztec word “ahuacatl”. Avocados are the fruit from Persea americana, a tall evergreen tree that can grow up to 65 feet in height. Avocados vary in weight from 8 ounces to 3 […]

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