Jumat, 16 Maret 2012

Secrets of the Pomegranate

Pomegranate (punica granatum) fruit is a plant that can grow up to 5-8 m. This plant is thought to have originated from Iran, but has long been cultivated in the Mediterranean area. Moors gave the name of one of the ancient city in Spain, Granada is based on the name of this fruit. This plant is also widely planted in southern China and Southeast Asia.
Pomegranates originated from the Middle East, spread to tropic subtropical areas, from lowlands to below 1,000 m asl. These plants prefer loose soil that is not submerged in water, ground water is not deep. Pomegranates are often planted in gardens as ornamental plants, medicinal plants, or as an edible fruit. The form of shrubs or small trees with a height of 2-5 m. Woody stems, twigs sided, branching much, weak, spiked at the armpit leaves, brown when young, green and dirty after dark. Single leaf, short-stemmed, located in groups. Leaf blade is oval shaped to lanceolate, base tapering, blunt edge, flat edge, bone pinnate, shiny surfaces, 1-9 cm long, 0.5 to 2.5 cm wide, green color.
Single short-stemmed flowers, out in the end of the branch or in the armpit leaves on top. Typically, there are one to five flowers, the colors red, white, or purple. Flowering throughout the year. The fruit Buni, round shape with a diameter of 5-12 cm, color variety, such as green-purple, white, reddish brown or blackish purple. Sometimes, there are patches of color tebih rather prominent parents. Seeds many, small, round-cornered long-terms rather flat, hard, irregularly arranged, the color red, pink, or white. (Source: wikipedia.org)

Pomegranate fruit has many health benefits, among others, as an anti-virus and anti cancer. but it also has the function as a source of vitamins such as vitamin A, C and E and folic acid. This fruit can be used as an antioxidant to prevent oxidation of LDL or bad cholesterol in the body.
Other benefits of pomegranate are very effective in curing problems related to heart, keeping blood silkulasi, cure stomach disorders, cancer, and diabetes animea
how the consumption of pomegranate fruit is very easy, can be consumed directly or can be consumed in the form juss, paste or syrup. Pomegranate syrup is useful for treating cartilage damage, and protecting infants from brain damage in childbirth.

Kamis, 01 Maret 2012

Benefits of Duku

Duku fruits with the scientific name Lansium domesticum (source:http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duku) Duku came from Southeast Asia to the west, from the Gulf of Thailand in the west to Kalimantan in the east. The fruit is now widespread throughout almost duku Asia and become one of the excellent fruit tropis.h Duku. Duku raw fruit is green, and the flavor is very sour gummy. As the fruit matures, the skin will turn yellow and the flesh of the fruit will taste sweet. Most of the fruit is eaten fresh as Duku only tables. And if we want a little creativity, can be varied duku tasty and delicious dish, such as to the contents of pudding, mixed fruits cocktail or as a raw material jams.

Duku fruits had chemical levels. Every 100 grams of fruit duku calories contained 70 cal, 1.0 g protein, 0.2 g fat, 13 g carbohydrates, 0.7 g minerals, 18 mg calcium, phosphorus 9 mg and 0.9 mg of iron. For the calorie content, mineral and iron duku level higher than that of content of apples or content of oranges.

Benefits duku
  1. Contain dietary fiber or fiber is beneficial for the digestive system, prevent cancer of the colon and cleanse the body from cancer-causing free radicals.
  2. In addition to healthy fresh fruit, the fruit peel and seeds are also useful for anti-diarrhea medicine raw materials and reduce fever.
  3. The bark is also often used to treat venomous insect bites and dysentery medicine.
  4. Some people also believe, can inhibit parasite Duku tree and eradicate cancer cells.