Category Archives: Fruit of the Month

Grapefruit and medication interactions

Source: Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide Grapefruit and grapefruit juice are healthful, providing enough vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, and other nutrients to earn the American Heart Association’s “heart-check” mark. That’s the good news. The bad news is that grapefruit juice can interact with dozens of medications, sometimes dangerously. Doctors are not sure which […]

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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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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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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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Garlic

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Allium sativum Family: Lilliceae Origin: Egypt For years garlic has been the topic of much folklore. In ancient times, its pungent odor was believed to supply strength and courage to those who ate it. Garlic has been used for numerous things including embalming, warding off evil spirits, and curing everything from the common cold to tuberculosis […]

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