Category Archives : Nutrition


The tomato is one of the most important vegetables in most regions of the world. It is a short-lived perennial annual plant. It has vigorous tap root, extensive fibrous roots, solid, hairy stems and spirally arranged, mainly oval leaves. The fruit is a fleshy, round or lobed, smooth or furrowed, red, pink or yellow berry […]

Black Gram

Black gram is one of the most highly prized pulses in India. It is an erect, sub-erect or trailing, densely hairy annual herb. The tap root produces a branched root system with smooth, rounded modules. The pods are narrow, cylindrical and up to six cms, long. It is the most nutritious of all pulses. Black […]

Beet Root

  Beet is believed to be a native of the Mediterranean region of Europe or around West Asia.  It has been used as a vegetable for the last 2000 years, even by early.  Greeks and Romans. It is now widely distributed in the tropics and is cultivated in the Caribbean, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Central, East […]

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are the most important and potent of all foods. Nuts are also seeds from which trees grow if they remain in the ground until they germinate. Seeds have always been considered as the symbol of resurrection. It contains the embryo, the reproductive powder which is of vital importance for the lives of […]


Grapes are one of the most valuable fruits. They are delicious, highly nutritious and most easily digestible. They are one of nature’s precious gifts for the revitalization of the human system. Spherical or ovoid in shape, the grape is a form of berry. They are innumerable varieties differing in size, shape, colour, aroma and taste. […]

Bitter Gourd

The bitter gourd is a common vegetable cultivated in the tropics. It is 10 to 20 cm. long, tapering at the ends and covered with blunt tubercles. The seeds are white in raw fruit and become red when they are ripe. There are two varieties of this vegetable. The large kind is long, oblong and […]


  (The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your Physician or other health care professional. These are the forgotten recipes compiled by the author H.K. Bakhru an expert naturopath of India.)   The cabbage is one of the most highly rated […]

Black Seed (Kalonji  Oil)

Asthma, Cough  &  Allergy For treatment of these diseases the following method is adopted. Take a cup of warm water, one spoon honey and 2.5ml Kalonji oil. Mix together and drink in the morning before breakfast. Similarly after dinner in the night. Treatment for forty days. Avoid cool food stuff.   Diabetes ( sugar ) […]


Barley is the fourth important cereal crop in the world and sixth in India. It is very nutritious and an excellent body-builder. Barley resembles wheat in composition although it is less palatable. The Barley grain, also called ‘pearl barley’ is prepared by removal of the outer husk. Origin and Distribution Barley was the first cereal to […]


      Food  Value The banana is of great nutritional value. It has a rare combination of energy value, tissue-building elements, protein, vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of calories being richer in solids and lower in water content than any other fresh fruit. A large banana supplies more than 100 calories. […]