An apple is a sweet, edible fruit produced by an apple tree (Malus domestica). Apple trees, which originated in Central Asia, are cultivated worldwide. Its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics. Trees and fruit are prone to a number of fungal, bacterial and pest problems, which can be controlled by organic and non-organic means. In 2010, the fruit’s genome was sequenced as part of research on disease control and selective breeding in apple production.
Apples are rich in simple sugars, such as fructose, sucrose, and glucose. Despite their high carb and sugar contents, their glycemic index (GI) is low, ranging 29–44.
Nutrition facts for one raw, unpeeled, medium-sized apple (100 grams):
Almond is the edible seed of Prunus dulcis, a species of tree native to Iran. It is classified with the peach in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by corrugations on the shell surrounding the seed. Blanched almonds are shelled almonds that have been treated with hot water to soften the seedcoat, which is then removed to reveal the white embryo.
A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of almonds contains:
Carbohydrates: 2.5 grams
Fiber: 3.5 grams
Protein: 6 grams
Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated)
Vitamin E: 37% of the RDI
Manganese: 32% of the RDI
Magnesium: 20% of the RDI
They also contain copper, vitaminB2 (riboflavin) and phosphorus.
INGREDIENTS1 Tbs GROUND CHIA OR FLAX SEEDS / 3Tbs WATER (Eggs provide structure, moisture and richness; they act as a leavening ingredient. Chia and Flax gels need help with leavening, but make satisfactory substitutes for eggs in baked goods. If you start with whole seeds, grind the amount you need in a coffee grinder.)
PREP TIME 15 min / COOK TIME none / NEED coffee grinder / MAKES 1 egg substitute
Combine 1Tbs GROUND CHIA OR FLAX SEEDS with 3 TBS WATER.
Stir well and let set at least 10 minutes before using.
The challenges of balancing a food plan are increased by trying to eat raw only, and some negative effects of all-raw have been reported. Eating a lot of raw fruits and vegetables is a good choice in any way of eating, but forbidding any and all cooked foods can be counterproductive. This article from Plant Based News summarizes the pros and cons of raw vegan eating plans.
Many fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are at their best when they are not cooked, and raw vegan practitioners report good results from their way of eating. However, some very nutritious foods will not be digested if they are not cooked, and some nutrients are actually enhanced by cooking.
WARNING: ALOE VERA AS BEVERAGE OR SUPPLEMENT SHOULD BE USED WITH CAUTION.
Aloe Vera is known as a topical substance for sunburn and skin care. It is included in this list of plant foods because it has been widely promoted recently as a health beverage and supplement. If, in spite of the risks, you decide to drink aloe vera juice or use it internally in any way, look for the following statements on the label: purified, decolorized, organic, safety tested. Researchers have concluded that the side effects caused by unpurified aloe vera juice are a result of the presence of anthraquinone, which is considered a laxative. Though anthraquinone is an organic compound naturally found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant, it is considered toxic and should be avoided. Here are some facts to consider:
One 2013 study found that aloe vera whole-leaf extract increased the risk of colon adenomas (benign) and carcinomas (cancer) in rats.
Nondecolorized, unpurified aloe vera juice can have unpleasant side effects, including diarrhea and cramping.
Under the guidelines of California Proposition 65, orally ingested non-decolorized aloe vera leaf extract has been listed by the OEHHA, along with goldenseal, among “chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity”.
Aloe juice has been shown to interact with certain medications. If you are taking any drug that is considered a substrate of Cytochrome P450 3A4 and CYP2D6, do not drink aloe vera juice. Aloe vera juice may increasethe risk of side effects of these drugs.
Aloe may also add to the effects of sevoflurane, causing excessive bleeding during surgery. If you are taking sevoflurane, check with your doctor before drinking aloe juice.
Aloe vera (/ˈæloʊiː/ or /ˈæloʊ/) is a succulentplant species of the genus Aloe. It originates from the ArabianPeninsula but grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. The species is also used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant. It is widely used for treating sunburns, acne, and dry skin. It has been promoted as an alkaline food choice, liver tonic, remedy for constipation, treatment for dehydration, source of vitamins B, C, E, B12 and folic acid, remedy for heartburn, gastric ulcers, IBS, and ulcerative colitis.
The chickpea or (Cicer arietinum) is an annual legume of the family Fabaceae. Its different types are variously known as gram or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean, Egyptian pea, chana, and chole. Chickpea seeds are high in protein. It is one of the earliest cultivated legumes, and 7500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East.
Chickpeas are tasty when cooked and seasoned simply, but they can also be used in a variety of combinations and in substitutes for meat and cheese. They are the base of hummus and felafel.
A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving provides the following nutrients
Don’t throw that water out after you cook chickpeas!
Aquafaba, the viscous water in which legume seeds like chickpeas have been cooked, can be used as a replacement for egg whites in some recipes, including meringues and marshmallows. It is also recommended for use in mayonnaise substitutes. Two tablespoons of aquafaba are recommended to replace one egg white. The nutritional content of aquafaba has not been well established because the discovery in 2014 of its ability to mimic egg whites is relatively new.
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) is a cruciferous vegetable related to cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. It is high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also boasts more protein than most other vegetables. It may be eaten raw, but recent research suggests that gentle steaming is best for maximum health benefits. Steaming also eliminates the risk of contaminaton.
The nutrition facts for 1 cup (91 grams) of raw broccoli are:
Protein: 2.5 grams
Carbs: 6 grams
Sugar: 1.5 grams
Fiber: 2.4 grams
Fat: 0.4 grams
Vitamin C: 140% of the DV
Vitamin K1: Broccoli contains high amounts of vitamin K1
Folate (vitamin B9)
Others: Broccoli also contains numerous other vitamins and minerals in smaller amounts. In fact, it provides a little bit of almost every nutrient you need.