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Growing Kale Leaves, Brussels Sprouts and Celery
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Kale leaves and Brussels sprouts are a group of nutrient-dense Cruciferous (brassica) vegetables. Some recent scientific researches conducted at the William Paterson University, New Jersey concluded that Cruciferous vegetables and dark leafy greens are the most nutrient-dense, plant-based foods available today.
Anthuriums: A Beginner Guide
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Anthuriums are herbaceous, perennial, dwarf and compact-looking, epiphytic, ornamental flowering and foliage plants. They belong to the arum family, i.e. Araceae & genus Anthurium. Genus anthurium is considered as the largest genus in the family Araceae and consists of about 1000 species of anthurium plants. Like all other aroids, anthuriums are also tropical and subtropical in their growth habit.
Asparagus Spears: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information
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Asparagus is a cool-season vegetable that belongs to the family Liliaceae. Botanical name of asparagus is Asparagus officinalis. It is an herbaceous perennial plant. Tender shoots (spears) of asparagus plants are used as a leafy vegetable. Asparagus is believed to be originated in Europe, Africa and Asia. Young shoots of Asparagus are very rich in minerals like iron, phosphorus, potassium, etc.
Growing Vegetables: KnolKhol, Lettuce and Zucchini
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This small book explains in detail growing practices, health benefits, food preparations, and nutrient information of three nutrient-rich vegetables namely, knolkhol or kohlrabi, lettuce, and zucchini. Kohlrabi is a brassica vegetable, lettuce is a salad leafy vegetable, and zucchini is a summer squash vegetable.
Collards, Chards and Dandelions: 3 Highly Nutritious Leafy Greens
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Scientific name of collards or collard greens is Brassica oleracea cv. acephala. The name ‘acephala’ means ‘without a head’; that is, this Brassica vegetable is formed of loose leaves unlike cabbage or other Brassica vegetables. It belongs to the genus Brassica and family Brassicaceae, the mustard family. It is believed to be originated in the region comprising of Western Europe.
Chinese Cabbages: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information
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Chinese Cabbages are a group of nutrient-dense Cruciferous vegetables. Some recent scientific researches conducted at the William Paterson University, New Jersey concluded that Cruciferous vegetables and dark leafy greens are the most nutrient-dense, plant-based foods available today. Among 47 nutritious foods studied, Chinese cabbages are the second-most nutrient-rich food, only after watercress.
Moringa, the Drumstick Tree
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The booklet, 'Moringa, the Drumstick Tree' is an overview of multipurpose tree, Moringa oleifera, commonly known as the drumstick tree. It is a highly useful tree of Indian subcontinent origin. In this booklet, various culinary, medicinal and commercial uses of moringa plant is dealt in detail.
Organic Production of Coffee, Okra, Tomato, Mango and Banana
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Organic coffee is produced by over 20 countries including Mexico, Bolivia, Costa Rica, India, Madagascar, Brazil, Vietnam etc. Japan, USA, EU are some of the biggest consumers of organic coffee in the world. Tomato is the world’s largest vegetable crop after potato and sweet potato. Mango is a very important fruit crop for India. Banana is a perennial herb, native to South East Asia.
Patchouli Herb: Commercial Growing Practices and Economic Importance
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Scientific name of Patchouli is Pogostemon patchouli (Syn. Pogostemon cablin). Patchouli belongs to mint family i.e. Labiatae or Lamiaceae. Patchouli is a tropical, perennial aromatic herb which is mainly grown for its aromatic leaves. Patchouli oil, a highly fragrant essential oil, is extracted from its dried herbage. Patchouli is also known as Stink Weed or Pucha Pot (Putcha-Pat).
Cassava: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information
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Cassava is a tropical tuber crop mainly grown for its edible starchy storage roots. Cassava tubers are an excellent source of carbohydrates and therefore used as a staple food in many African and Asian countries. In these countries, cassava is an important source of food carbohydrates and therefore it is grown as an important cash crop. Cassava tubers are used as a root vegetable also.
Jackfruit: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information
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Jackfruit is a popular tropical fruit. Scientific name of jack fruit tree is Artocarpus heterophyllus and it belongs to the family Moraceae, the Mulberry Family. Jack trees are long-lived, perennial evergreen trees. Jack fruit trees are believed to be originated in South India (being its natural habitat is in the rain-forests of the Western Ghats).
Papaya Fruits: Growing Practices and Food Uses
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Scientific name of Papaya is Carica papaya. It belongs to the family of Caricaceae. Papaya plants are short-lived perennial tropical fruit plants. These plants are dioecious, i.e. both male and female flowers are borne on the same plant. Papaya is also known as tree melon, papaw or pawpaw. Other members of Caricaceae family are Babaco (Carica pentagona), Mountain Papaya (Carica pubescens), etc.
5 Popular Perennial Vegetables: Globe Artichokes, Crosnes, Asparagus, Sunchokes and Rhubarb
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Generally cultivated crops are grouped into any of the three categories based on their growing cycle. These categories are annuals, biennials and perennials. Annuals complete both their vegetative and reproductive life cycles within a season or a year. Biennials complete their vegetative growth phase during first growing season or first year and produce seeds during the second season.
Parasitic Plants: Basic Information
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There are always some exceptions found in the nature. For example, there are a group of plants called ‘parasitic plants’ which are unable to perform photosynthesis, a characteristic function of majority members of the plant kingdom. These parasitic plants depend on other living plants for their food and nutritional requirements.
Mulberry: Growing Practices and Food Uses
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Mulberry plant is a woody perennial plant. Scientific name of mulberry is Morus spp.. White mulberry is known as Morus alba, red mulberry is known as Morus rubra, and black mulberry is known as Morus nigra. Mulberry belongs to the family Moraceae. Mulberry plants are mainly grown for their fruits and for sericulture purposes. Sericulture is the culture of silk worms.
Seaweeds As Vegetables
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With the advent of organic food and organic farming revolution, seaweeds are now increasingly becoming popular as a naturally-grown vegetable. It is also popular as an organic salad component and as a snack food item across the whole world. Nutritional information and food significance of about 11 popular seaweeds are briefed in this small book for informational purposes only.
Strawberry: Growing Practices and Food Uses
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Recent scientific studies reveal one important fact regarding our nutrition: Cruciferous vegetables, dark leafy greens, citrus fruits and berries like strawberries and blackberries are the most nutritious foods on the planet Earth. Yes, these fruits and vegetables are nothing but only nutrients and water. Among the fruits, citrus fruits and berries provide a wholesome nutrition to human body.
Common Medicinal Plants
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This small book on "Common Medicinal Plants" covers cultivation practices of some of the medicinal plants that are easy to grow. The last part of the book is a quick reference guide in tabular format so that readers can have easy and quick information about medicinal plants at a glance.
Carrots and Beets: Popular Root Vegetables
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Carrot is a biennial herbaceous plant cultivated for its starchy, edible root tubers. For vegetable purposes, carrot is grown as an annual crop. During the first season of growth, the plant completes vegetative growth and produces edible root tubers; during the next season, the plant completes its reproductive cycle and produces seeds.
Organic Food Certification and Marketing Strategies
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Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other products. Certification of any product acknowledges that its production has been done according to organic production standards. The production standards vary from country to country, based on their certifying bodies, but the general concept remain the same.