Did you know there are Eastern carrots of different color than Western carrots?. They even have a variation in their names to identify them. Eastern carrots are called Daucus carota ssp. sativus var. atrorubens Alef. and the Western carrots are called Daucus carota ssp. sativus var. Sativus.
The Eastern carrots are often called anthocyanin carrots because or their purple/black color, but they can be yellow and red as well. These are traditionally grown in Turkey, Afghanistan, Egypt, Pakistan
Did you know that in Sanskrit languages turmeric is called "which gives delight to heart", "one that wins over diseases", "which cures fevers", "killer of worms", "which dissolves fat", "enhancer of body complexion", "which produces good smell" amongst many other names?
Did you know that the sorrel plant is also cultivated for the production of bast fiber from its stem? The fiber can be used in making cordage for burlap.
In India, it is primarily cultivated for its bast fibers. But has also been used in folk medicine as a diuretic and mild laxative. The leaves are mixed with green chillies, salt and some garlic to prepare a chutney which is served with sorghum or millet made as a flat bread. This is eaten by farmers as breakfast to start their day. The leaves
Did you know that eating Papaya helps to restore your eyes from exposure to blue light rays and also protects against UV rays?.
In this digital age we are living in, protecting our sight should be in our list of highest priorities. Who would have thought that the delicious Papaya would do that?!.
Did you know that okra is technically a fruit?.
There is mixed feelings when it comes to okra, some people love it and some hate it. On what side do you stand?
In this new series, I am going to introduce to you the benefits and hidden blessings of the amazing gifts given to us in nature.